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Emma Stone wants you to call her Emily, actually

Written by on April 26, 2024

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(Yahoo) – Don’t call her Emma.

In a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter alongside her “The Curse” costar Nathan Fielder, Stone revealed that those close to her call her by her real first name, Emily, and she wouldn’t mind it if fans also addressed her by her real name, too.

This all came up when Fielder told THR reporter Seth Abramovitch that he was going to call Emma by her given name during the interview.

“Before we continue, I’d like to say something. Her name’s Emily, but she goes by Emma professionally,” Fielder said. “So when there’s people that don’t know her, I end up saying Emma. But I’m going to just say Emily from here on.”

When asked if people in the industry call her Emily, Stone said that the people she knows well do.

“It’s just because my name was taken [by another actress in SAG],” said Stone, whose legal name is Emily Jean Stone. “Then I freaked out a couple of years ago. For some reason, I was like, ‘I can’t do it anymore. Just call me Emily.’ Nathan calls me Em, which is easier.”

Abramovitch then asked if she’d be fine with fans coming up to her and calling her Emily or if she would rather be Emma.

“No. That would be so nice,” she said. “I would like to be Emily.”

In 2021, Anne Hathaway made headlines when she revealed on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” that people should call her “anything but Anne,” because although that is her legal name, everyone calls her Annie.

“The only person who ever calls me Anne is my mother, and she only does it when she’s really mad at me,” she said.

As for Stone, there’s one person who’s already calling her by her original name: Taylor Swift.

In the liner notes for her new album, “The Tortured Poets Department,” “Emily Jean Stone” is credited with providing “oddities” to the track “Florida!!!”

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