Emma Stone Struggled with Picking Stage Name
Emma Stone keeps her head down as she leaves the Andy LeCompte salon on Wednesday (August 29) in West Hollywood, Calif.
The 23-year-old actress recently told Interview magazine that she struggled in picking a stage name after she realized her real name – Emily Stone – was already being used by another actress.
“I was 16 at the time, and I hadn’t done anything yet, so I was like, ‘I can be whatever I want to be. What name do I want to have?’” Emma said.
“So I went though a list of names and picked Riley,” she added. “But then I had an identity crisis pretty much right after because I had a guest part on Malcolm in the Middle and everyone kept on yelling, ‘Riley!’ and I didn’t know who they were talking to. So I had to change my professional name to Emma, which my mom always called me.”
FYI: Emma is wearing rag & bone’s “Kensington” skinny jeans and “Harrow” boots, and carrying a Michael Kors bag.
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