Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Stone Is Following Her Heart

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Stone Is Following Her Heart

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EMMA Stone's star is on the rise. After her acclaimed performance in last year's comedy Easy A, the Arizona native has been busy working on The Amazing Spider-Man, Friends With Benefits and Crazy, Stupid, Love. But Australian audiences will next see her in The Help, the acclaimed film adaptation of Kathryn Stockett's bestselling novel.

Stone plays Eugenia a[approximately]Skeeter' Phelan, an aspiring journalist in segregation-era Mississippi who challenges the racism in her hometown.

Q. What made you so passionate about becoming involved with this film?

A. I really responded to the role of Skeeter, and to the fact that there were so many beautifully written female characters in the script. And it's a story of bravery and courage and following your truth even if it's not necessarily other people's truth.

Q. What is so special to you about Skeeter?

A. The fact that Skeeter does what she feels in her heart is the right thing to do, even if it's different from what her friends feel is important. …

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