Emma Stone is a renowned name in the film industry and has gained popularity and established her name in Hollywood with her incredible acting skills. The actress has many accolades to her name. But in a surprising turn, the way we address her is not her actual name. Well, it is, but the Academy Award-winning actress revealed in a new interview that when she registered for the Screen Actors Guild, the name “Emily Stone” was already taken by some other actress. As a result, she chose the name ‘Emma.’ Since she is known worldwide by her stage name, ‘Emma Stone,’ she urges everyone to call her by her real name at every opportunity. 

How did Emily become Emma?

In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter alongside her The Curse co-star Nathan Fielder, Stone talked about how she got the name ‘Emma Stone.’ During the conversation, it was Fielder who brought up the topic, noting that he would be calling Stone by her real name throughout the chat. He said, “Before we continue, I’d like to say something. Her name’s Emily, but she goes by Emma professionally. So when there are people that don’t know her, I end up saying, Emma. But I’m going to just say Emily from here on.”

When THR asked Stone whether she’d correct a fan who called her by her real name instead of Emma, the actress responded, “No. That would be so nice. I would like to be Emily.”

Stone said, “People that I work with” call her Emily, “when I get to know them,” and noted that she made her stage name “Emma Stone” because Emily Stone “was taken” by another actress who was a member of SAG-AFTRA before her. “Then I freaked out a couple of years ago,” she told the outlet. “For some reason, I was like, ‘I can’t do it anymore. Just call me Emily.’ Nathan calls me Em, which is easier.”

In 2018, during an appearance on  The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Stone shared in an interview that when she was younger, she did want to be called Emma because of her favorite Spice Girl: Baby Spice, a.k.a. Emma Bunton. She said, “Growing up, I was super blonde, and my real name is Emily, but I wanted to be called Emma because of Baby Spice, and guess what? Now I am.”

Just as William Shakespeare said, “What’s in a name?” Be it Emma or Emily, the actress will always stay in our hearts as an incredible actress known for her impeccable talent. 

The Curse is currently streaming on Paramount+.

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