Emma Stone Says Directors Have Given Her Improvised Jokes to Male Co-Stars

Emma Stone may be lauded as one of Hollywood’s most in-demand actresses, but she says her ideas have yet to be taken seriously.

In a recent profile with Rolling Stone, the 28-year-old actress discussed her path to stardom, including her experiences as a woman in the entertainment industry. She revealed that she often feels weary bringing up her own ideas while filming, as they’re often brushed under the rug or invalidated.

“There are times in the past, making a movie, when I’ve been told that I’m hindering the process by bringing up an opinion or an idea,” she said.

Stone added that there have been several instances where she improvised a line or joke that worked, only to have it given away to her male co-stars.

“I hesitate to make it about being a woman, but there have been times when I’ve improvised, they’ve laughed at my joke and then given it to my male co-star. Given my joke away,” Stone went on to say. “Or it’s been me saying, ‘I really don’t think this line is gonna work,’ and being told, ‘Just say it, just say it, if it doesn’t work we’ll cut it out’ – and they didn’t cut it out, and it really didn’t work!”

Stone went off-the-record before elaborating.

Her new movie, “La La Land,” was released earlier this month.

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