Emma Stone Premieres "The Help" in Los Angeles
She's one of the hottest young talents in Hollywood, and Emma Stone stepped out to promote her much-awaited new book based movie "The Help" in Los Angeles on Tuesday night (August 9).
The 22-year-old actress charmed her way along the red carpet at The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Samuel Goldwyn Theater while joined by co-stars Bryce Dallas Howard and Jessica Chastain.
With its release date set for Wednesday, August 10th, "The Help" is an adaptation of the bestselling novel focused on race relations and civil rights in the south during the 1960s.
Talking about her role as a young college graduate who befriends a group of African American maids, Miss Stone recently told the Los Angeles Times, "I'm from Arizona — there was no in-depth conversation in my life about the civil rights movement. Now I feel more open to those kinds of discussions. Friends I have will say closed-minded stuff about things having to do with race that they haven't really examined. And I'm like, 'Maybe I would have thought that way before I actually knew the history.' It really changes your perspective."
Also impacting her career as a whole, Emma explained, "It made me feel like I don't need to be afraid anymore — afraid of relying on a joke. My whole life, that's been the way I relate to people. 'Oh, let's hope I can make them laugh at some point, otherwise — I don't know.' I was always the ham. There's been an element of playing to my strengths. This was exciting, because it made me feel like I could be part of something that I wasn't necessarily comfortable doing before."
Enjoy the pictures of Emma Stone and co-stars at the Los Angeles premiere of "The Help" (August 9).