Emma Stone Remembers ‘Total Garbage’ Advice as a Rising Actress

Emma Stone, the star of "Poor Things," was aware that her career as a teen actress would not be easy to start in Hollywood, but she did not expect to get sexist advice. 

The former star of "Easy A" stated that an executive informed her that her career as an actress would be a "sprint, not a marathon" when she moved to Los Angeles. 

At the 2024 Palm Springs International Film Awards, Stone accepted the Desert Palm Achievement Award. 

"When I first moved to L.A., I went to one of those general meetings that they sometimes send you to, and an executive told me that for male actors, it's a marathon, not a sprint," Stone said.  

And it was a race, not a marathon, in his opinion, for women. That was also 20 years ago. 

"And I realize that advice is total garbage because most of the women in this industry that I look up to, many of whom are in this room, have proven that life and work only get more interesting and more fulfilling as time goes on," the Oscar-nominated star remarked. 

"I have so much gratitude, genuinely, for this moment," Stone continued.  

As an actress, I understand how rare and ephemeral it may be to select what you want to do or who you want to work with, so I'm thankful that I get to constantly try new things and for the freedom to choose. 

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