Emma Stone Gearing Up For 'SNL' & Taking Pointers From Justin Timberlake; Shares 'Spider-Man' Start Date
Emma Stone is just days away from hosting “Saturday Night Live” for the first time and the “Easy A” star says she can’t wait to fulfill her duties.
“This is my biggest dream in my entire life, so this is the best week ever,” she told Access Hollywood on Thursday. “[I’m] just excited, really, really beside myself.”
In fact, Emma said she’s so thrilled to be hosting, she hasn’t even felt any sense of stage fright.
“I’m sure I’ll be nervous on Saturday big time, but for now, I’m just really excited,” she said.
Emma, whose parents, grandparents and aunts and uncles, all plan to come watch her big “SNL” debut, said she was ecstatic when she was asked to join the fray.
“When I found out, I cried on the floor — for a while,” she said.
The actress admitted contacting pal Justin Timberlake, who has a long history with “SNL,” and he gave her some advice.
“I told him I thought I was going to cry through the entire monologue and he said, ‘Well, if you want to. Just make it funny, I was like, ‘That helps very much,’” she recounted.
Columbia Pictures recently announced that Emma will play the newest leading lady in the “Spider-Man” franchise reboot – Gwen Stacy — but it’s unlikely a web slinger skit will make it on the late night sketch comedy show.
“Not that I know of right now, but we’ll see,” she said.
As for that upcoming superhero franchise film, Emma said she’llbegin shooting it in a short while.
“In about two weeks I start training and then I’ll be out in LA, about a month from now, to start, so it’s really exciting,” she said.
She’s also looking forward to starring alongside the new “Spider-Man,” Andrew Garfield.
“Andrew – he’s great. He’s really great… He’s gonna be a great Peter Parker,” she said.
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