CAMBIO.COM – Emma Stone and Ryan Reynolds are teaming up on their new movie, but you won’t actually see them together on screen…you’ll hear them!
Emma and Ryan, along with Nicolas Cage, are voicing characters in the new 3-D animated movie The Croods, which is about a prehistoric cave family.
“I’ve always wanted to do an animated movie,” Emma told Cambio about how she got involved with the project. “These are not movies that people say no to,” Ryan added.
The funny guy also loved how crazy he got to be when recording his character’s lines for the film. “You get to be as over the top as you possibly can,” he shared, adding that it requires a lot of yelling. “I look like I’m 94 when I leave the room!”
The Croods hits theaters on Friday, March 22. Are you excited to see it?
Actress Emma Stone, 24, rose to fame in The Help and The Amazing Spider-Man. Now she voices Eep in prehistoric feature cartoon The Croods.
Did you influence the animation of your character in The Croods?
I know the facial expressions changed throughout. They were animating as we went along and had a little camera in the room whenever I was recording to capture my facial expressions, which was pretty funny to see in the end. It’s really comforting because I’m pretty expressive; a rubber face. It’s nice to see the character benefited from the insanity that happens on my face without me knowing it.
You’ve gone back to your natural blonde colour. How does it feel – in animated terms – to be a redhead again?
I didn’t know she was going to be a redhead. When they originally drew her, she had brown hair and brown eyes. They changed that later on. I guess people really like the red. It’s good to know.
Your character has to deal with an over-protective father. Was yours like that when you declared an interest in acting?
No, he definitely wasn’t. I was insanely lucky. I think my parents, for whatever reason, were supportive of me and let me make my decisions. I think they could tell I was passionate about acting and it wasn’t just a flash-in-the-pan childhood interest.
Is it true you made a PowerPoint presentation to convince your parents to let you leave school early and go to LA to audition?
Yeah, it is. My father was the one that was: ‘You gotta go. Do it.’ My dad started a general contracting company from nothing in 1986. He did it on his own, on credit, went into debt and made this company – he’s a self-made man. So, with a businessman father, I was like: ‘A presentation is the way to get your point across.’ I was definitely my father’s daughter on that one. He was immediately like: ‘Proud of you. Let’s do it!’
Were you a rebel growing up?
Not really. I could communicate with my parents – particularly my mom. I told her everything. I was lucky in that sense. I didn’t need to hide anything, so I didn’t have the need to rebel.
How do you see your position in Hollywood right now?
I don’t know. When I think about that, it makes me feel so overwhelmed. For so long, it’s just auditioning and taking what roles come to you. You take the opportunities as they come. It’s also overwhelming to know what to do next. To jump and fail requires a lot of bravery that I hope I can summon up.
Music video for Owl City & Yuna’s “Shine Your Way” from The Croods soundtrack.
Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds and Nicolas Cage are the trio of Hollywood A-listers who unite to voice the animated action in prehistoric family adventure The Croods.
Stone provides the voice of Eep, a teenage cave-girl with an over-protective father (Grug, voiced by Nicolas Cage) who hates change and invents the world’s first hug.
Ryan Reynolds is the light relief as a charismatic Neanderthal outsider called Guy, a character who hopes to lead the misfit family away from danger in their crumbling primal world.
Digital Spy caught up with the stars of the movie, alongside the movie’s directors Chris Sanders and Kirk Demicco, to discuss what the audience can expect from The Croods that hasn’t been seen before in animation.
“You’re going to see some visual wonderment,” admits Emma Stone.
“And you’re going to see a modern family in prehistoric times, which is a pretty great thing. And a lot of firsts.”
Cage added that the creatures in the film will be “exotic hybrids from a surrealist painting”.
The Croods opens in cinemas on Friday, March 22.
The teenage Emma Stone was so desperate to be a star she gave her parents a PowerPoint presentation on why they should move to Hollywood. She tells Emma Jones how she has now made it from rom-coms to A-list
The last weeks have taught Hollywood to appreciate the girl next door. Whether it’s Jennifer Lawrence tripping in her duvet Dior dress at the Oscars, or Mila Kunis’s beer-buddy bonding with a Radio 1 novice interviewer – watched six million times on YouTube – audiences admire the accessible.
Despite her coltish beauty, Emma Stone, 24, has always seemed to be the ultimate superstar BFF. Within seconds of me meeting the highly-prized star of easy-going comedies like Crazy Stupid Love, Zombieland and Easy A, as well as Oscar-nominated drama, The Help, in Berlin, she is exclaiming over the wonder of Topshop and food chain Wagamama. “Lead me to the yaki soba!” she drawls in her husky gravel of a voice, although you wonder how many noodles have really gone into her long-limbed, clothes-horse frame.
Cat-like, with big eyes and a wide mouth, Stone couldn’t be more different from her latest role; providing the voice for the heroine of Dreamworks’ latest animation, The Croods. Conveniently overlooking the Flintstones, they’re billed as the world’s first modern prehistoric family. Stone’s character, Eep, must battle her overbearing, overprotective father – played by Nic Cage – in order to seek the very contemporary notion of a fulfilling life.
Unlike the sleek Stone, who today is sporting platinum blonde locks, Eep is a squat, ginger-headed cavegirl whom the actress describes as: “A complete dream. She is so feisty, and she forges her own path. Also, though it’s not my natural colour, I am a great supporter of redheads as you may know. I would probably be red right now myself if it weren’t for having to go off and film Spider-Man again.”
The part of Gwen Stacy, Peter Parker’s first love in franchise reboot The Amazing Spider-Man, confirmed Stone’s arrival into the big league. It also provided her with a real-life love interest, Spidey himself, 29-year-old British actor Andrew Garfield, with whom she is now shooting The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
Stone has made it clear that she has a private life, declaring: “The only thing you have control over in this business is over what you say. People can say or do all the stuff they want, but if it hasn’t come out of your own mouth, you have a semblance of control over what is sacred to you. And I am definitely one of those people who can shut others out.” When asked in the past who her ideal man is, she neatly side-stepped it by answering: “My younger brother Spencer. He’s the kind of person I’d like to be, because he doesn’t have an ‘on’ button all the time.”
Emma Stone talks with Access about how much fun she had being a “human cartoon” in her new animated movie, “The Croods.”
“The Croods” stars Emma Stone and Ryan Reynolds caught up with “Extra’s” AJ Calloway to chat about voice acting for the movie, and to offer advice to our newly engaged correspondent.
Emma Stone was always desperate to have a tan when she was younger as her pale skin made her look like a ‘weirdo’.
The 24-year-old actress tried desperately to obtain a bronzed glow when she was at school so she could fit in with the ‘cool group’, but soon discovered even faking a tan didn’t come easily for her.
She admitted: ‘I can’t help it. When I was younger, I’d try really hard to tan – I’m from Arizona, which is really sunny and everyone there is really tanned – so that I wasn’t the weirdo pale kid. I wanted to be part of the cool group, but I learned pretty early on that all I do is burn. So then I did spray tans, which unfortunately made me look like I had leprosy or I had just dug through mud.’
‘The Croods’ actress – who is in a relationship with Andrew Garfield – likes to change her hair colour and is desperate to try an ‘unnatural’ look.
She said: ‘I’ve never cut my hair short as an adult. Only when I was 12 years old – and it looked terrible. And I’ve never dyed it any unnatural colour, so that would be fun.’
And Emma admitted she is free to experiment with her look because movie bosses always pick up her hairstyling bills.
She told the new issue of Company magazine: ‘When it’s blonde, I wish it was red. And when it’s red, I wish it was blonde. I would probably keep it blonde in real life just because blonde grows out better so it’s cheaper. But the studios pay for my hair changes, so that’s cool.’
DreamWorks’ latest release, The Croods, imagines the first road trip of the human race, so we got the stars to dish on some of their personal firsts — including their first celebrity crushes.
The 3D animated comedy follows the world’s first modern family, as they embark on a journey after their cave is destroyed.
Nicolas Cage plays the overprotective father (Grug), who feels he has to guard his daughter Eep (Emma Stone) from a charismatic teenage boy named Guy (Ryan Reynolds) that charms Eep with his visions of a place called “tomorrow.”
As a true kid of the ’90s, Emma Stone named former Home Improvement star Jonathan Taylor Thomas as her first crush, while Nicolas Cage went with a classic sex symbol.
“Raquel Welch,” Cage said simply. “And I met her at the premiere of a movie called Birdy. She introduced herself and I said, ‘I have had so many dreams about you,’ and I made Raquel Welsh blush. It was a great day.”
Watch the clip for more. The Croods hits theaters March 22.