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Jake's Takes: 'Easy A' interview with Emma Stone

Easy A Directed by: Will Gluck Cast: Emma Stone, Penn Badgley, Amanda Bynes, Patricia Clarkson, Stanley Tucci Running Time: 1 hr 30 mins Rating: PG-13 Release Date: September 17, 2010

PLOT: Nice and normal Olive (Stone) accidentally creates a rumor that she lost her virginity. She likes the attention and lets it spread through high school. Now there are some things she can't control.

Jake's Take on his interview with Emma Stone

While at the junket hotel during the weekend that a few of my colleagues and myself were in LA to attend the Easy A junket, we were having a quick dinner before heading to the screening when a fellow reporter asked the four words that would make any Hollywood paparazzi's heart leap: "Isn't that Lindsay Lohan?"

And sure enough, sitting just a few tables behind us, there she was.

Now, luckily, those of us sitting at the table had no interest in gossip, so we all went on with our meals. Still, as film fans, one can't help but think about the promise that Lohan once showed in biting comedies like Mean Girls.

The next day, after sitting down with Emma Stone -- who was professionally on-time and warmly up-beat -- to talk about her own new teen comedy Easy A (which can't help but remind you of Mean Girls, in it's sharp and quick-witted tone), I couldn't help but hope that this girl stays on track and continues to fulfill on the promise that Lindsay Lohan once showed years ago.

I don't want to ever have to say the words "Isn't that Emma Stone?" while eating dinner, before thinking about the potential that she once showed.


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