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 explained. “I was very daunted and overwhelmed, but she’s so amazing. She’s like the most warm and welcoming presence, and just such a spitfire that it was impossible [to say no].”
As for how King has reacted to the film, Emma said:
“I think it brought up a lot of feelings for her. She’s so supportive, but I think it’s also really emotional because it’s so much of her. She was so generous with her story because she was going through so much at that time, you know it’s a love story and she was married, and she’s falling in love and realizing a lot about herself. So I think it’s still hard for her to watch in some ways. But she’s been incredible and doing all this stuff with us and it’s been awesome.”
You can catch Emma in Battle of the Sexes when it hits theatres tomorrow (Sept. 22)!
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