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Emma Stone talks playing Billie Jean King on Kelly and Ryan: “I was very daunted and overwhelmed”

Actress Emma Stone made an appearance on LIVE with Kelly and Ryan on Thursday (Sept. 21), where she talked about her new movie Battle Of The Sexes and how she was very hesitant to take on the role of playing Billie Jean King.

“I’ve never played a real person before, and the idea of then playing Billie Jean King was just so far out of my conciousness,”


Emma Stone’s trainer reveals how Emma put on 15 lbs. of lean muscle for ‘Battle of the Sexes’

While preparing to take on the role of tennis star Billie Jean King in her new film Battle of the Sexes, actress Emma Stone hit the gym with her trainer Jason Walsh to transform her body into one of an athlete.

In a recent interview with People, trainer Jason Walsh revealed how he got Emma into the shape of an athlete:

“Emma was pretty light and had a very petite,


Emma Stone premieres ‘Battle of the Sexes’ at the Toronto International Film Festival

Actress Emma Stone made an appearance in Toronto, Canada on Sunday (Sept. 10), where she premiered her new film Battle of the Sexes during the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival.

Emma was joined by some of her co-stars at the premiere, including Steve Carell, Sarah Silverman, Natalie Morales, Alan Cumming and Austin Stowell, and the actress was also joined by special guest Billie Jean King, whom Emma portrays in the film.


WATCH: Emma Stone as Billie Jean King in ‘Battle of the Sexes’ Trailer

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Check out the first look at Emma Stone‘s latest film, Battle of the Sexes!

The movie focuses on the 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King (Stone) and Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell), which came to be called The Battle of the Sexes, and was one of the most-watched televised sporting events of all time.

Despite the media attention which sparked global conversation on gender equality and the feminist movement,