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Emma Stone Has Her Parents' Taste in Comedy

Emma Stone opens up in the pages of the September issue of Interview magazine in which she covers.

Emma talks about her parents raising her on comedies which laid the foundation for her current style of acting.

“My parents’ taste in comedy really rubbed off on me, I grew up on comedy from the ’70s and the ’80s. My dad showed me "The Jerk" — that is the first movie I remember seeing. And then my mom showed me Gilda (Radner) ...

“For whatever reason my dad was like, ‘You need to see 'The Jerk.' You need to see 'Animal House' and 'Caddyshack.' You need to see 'Planes, Trains and Automobiles.’ So that was what I watched. ...

"He runs a general contracting company, and on the walls of his office he has all of these black-and-white stills from comedies. Gilda, Bill Murray, Steve Martin, Gene Wilder — those were the people I grew up loving. John Candy might be my acting hero. He’s ... someone who can find the humor in the dramatic moments ... I’d love to be that kind of an actor. Gene Wilder is that way, too. Gilda was that way. Steve Martin . . . The funniest ones are.

When it comes to making movies, she won't make a bucket list.

'I won’t make a bucket list, because I’m so afraid that I’ll die and then people will find my bucket list and be like, ‘Oh, she didn’t get to do that.'

Something tells us she's already prove herself in comedy or any other movie she has in her future!


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