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(Emma) Stone Hot Fox: Too much of a good thing?

Can you have too much of a good thing? In the case of Emma Stone, the offbeat 21-year-old redhead possessed of the whiskey voice of the 87-year-old Lauren Bacall, I sure hope not. By early August, the wisecracking star of Easy A will have three films in theaters.

(Emma) Stone Hot Fox: Too much of a good thing?

Emma Stone: How can we miss her when she won´t go away?
Emma Stone: How can we miss her when she won't go away?

Can you have too much of a good thing? In the case of Emma Stone, the offbeat 21-year-old redhead possessed of the whiskey voice of the 87-year-old Lauren Bacall, I sure hope not. By early August,  the wisecracking star of Easy A will have three films simultaneously in theaters. As she herself might ask: seriously?

Friends With Benefits, in which she has a cameo as Justin Timberlake's ex-, opened last week. Crazy Stupid Love, with Stone as a law student romanced by Ryan Gosling, opens Friday. And in The Help (opening August 10), set in the Civil Rights-era, Stone stars opposite Viola Davis as an aspiring journalist who collects the oral histories of her town's exploited domestics.

Much as I find her appealing -- Stone has this intelligent-but-impulsive quality that's irresistible -- I worry that by the time the Spider-Man reboot comes to theaters next year (with Stone opposite Andrew Garfield's Spidey), she will be overexposed. How can we miss her when she won't go away?

Still, there's something inherently comical about this girl with the young face and old voice (see her in SuperbadThe House Bunny and Zombieland). My guess is that if she does more drama, she'll be able to play the young blood/old soul card.

Thoughts about Stone? Actor overexposure? Favorite Stone movie? It's not a great film, but I'm going with Easy A.

 

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