Friday, August 14, 2015

Topic Of The Day: The Curious Case of Emma Stone

Hello, Bloggers, welcome to another episode of Topic Of The Day. For today's topic, I will discuss an actress that I have admired ever since her breakthrough leading lady turn and even her work before. That actress is Emma Stone.


Back in 2010, she made a big splash with Easy A. It was a commercial hit and she landed a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress-Musical or Comedy. Ever since then, I figured she would become a success story a la Julia Roberts or become a comedic powerhouse at the box office.

Yet with her recent career track record, I have my worries that will go the way of Alicia Silverstone, who made a big splash with Clueless, then....nothing. Stone may have landed an Oscar nomination for Birdman, which was richly deserved. But Julia Roberts, Nicole Kidman, and Reese Witherspoon have landed recent Oscar nods and their nominations don't seem to be helping their careers. Although, to be fair, with the politics ingrained in the awards system, with them being previous nominees and winners, tackling Oscar bait projects, it was easier for them to get in.

But ever since Easy A, Emma Stone landed the Amazing Spider-Man films which had an underwhelming response. Also, Aloha, Movie 43, and Gangster Squad tanked. She did become Woody Allen's recent muse, though, with the release of Magic in the Moonlight and Irrational Man, but even those had a pretty mixed response.

I feel like I am speaking like I'm her agent, but I just find myself wondering, "Can she ever get another Easy A that could make her the star she seems destined to be?" Should she have turned down the Ghostbusters reboot? Is she doomed to suffer the same fate as Alicia Silverstone? Scarlett Johansson has recently evolved out of her "sex symbol" image and capitalized on her early promise to become a bigger draw, so there might be hope for Stone to do the same.

But what do you guys think? Do you think she can really capitalize on her early promise or do you think she's in a good position and is doing just fine? Do you fear that she will go the way of Silverstone like myself? Be sure to write your thoughts in the comments section. Thanks for reading!