The Hollywood industry has produced many successful actors. One of them is Emma Stone. The actress established credibility by starring in back-to-back blockbusters and was acknowledged as one of Hollywood’s top-paid actresses.

Emma Stone
Emma Stone

Since acting is a discipline that demands a lot of dedication and commitment, some actors go above and above to make sure their performances feel as genuine as possible. Stone is one such actress known for her dedication to her craft. The 34-year-old shared an incident of Willem Dafoe that showcased his dedication towards acting. The Spider-Man actor took his commitment to the next level by asking Emma Stone to slap him in the face over two dozen times for their recent project.

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Emma Stone slapped Willem Dafoe 20 times in the face

Willem Dafoe
Willem Dafoe

Actors go to great lengths to give out their best performance in a film. Emma Stone has long been renowned for her flawless acting abilities. The actress has worked with many people from the industry. However, working with Willem Dafoe will always be memorable for Stone.

The actress and Dafoe while working on their upcoming project And took their commitment to acting to the next level. To make an off-screen scenario look more authentic, the 67-year-old actor had his co-star Stone hit him in the face 20 times.

In an interview with The New York Times, the actors and director Yorgos Lanthimos opened up about the incident. According to NYT, the La La Land actress who portrays Dafoe’s daughter in the motion picture had to slap the actor in the face during a scene.

The Spider-Man actor urged the 34-year-old to really slap him to make the action seem more realistic. The actress ended up slapping him around 20 times during the shoot. Lanthimos talking about the scene said, “That’s what you want from actors. To want to be part of it in any way.”
The Easy A actress said,

“There’s this instinct to perform that many actors have-the ‘Look at me, look at me!’ kind of performer. He’s the opposite of that.”

The plot of the film is under wrap. Emma Stone, Willem Dafoe, Jesse Plemons, Hong Chau, and Margaret Qualley are featured in the film. The movie is being distributed by Searchlight Pictures.

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Emma Stone shares screen with Willem Dafoe in Poor Things

Emma Stone in Poor Things
Emma Stone in Poor Things

Emma Stone and Yorgos Lanthimos’ collaboration has been successful. The actress was part of the critically acclaimed movie The Favourite. It came out in 2018. The film earned $95 million worldwide and scored 10 Academy Award nominations, including best picture.

Stone is part of Lanthimos’ project Poor Things. The film also stars Willem Dafo. It is based on the 1992 novel of the same name by Alasdair Gray.

The 34-year-old plays a lady whose brain is replaced by that of her unborn child in the upcoming film Poor Things, which is inspired by the Frankenstein legend. Although Lanthimos is most renowned for his dense, frightening psychological dramas, his latest movie is a sci-fi-tinged horror, which is a new genre for him.

The film stars Emma Stone, Willem Dafoe, Mark Ruffalo, Ramy Youssef, Jerrod Carmichael, Christopher Abbott, Margaret Qualley, and Kathryn Hunter.

 Poor Things will be released in theaters on September 8, 2023.

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Source: The New York Times

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