American actress Emma Stone has admitted she ''loved'' gaining 15 pounds of muscle for her role in 'Battle of the Sexes'.
Emma Stone ''loved'' gaining 15 pounds of muscle for her role in 'Battle of the Sexes'.
The Oscar-winning actress stars as tennis icon Billie Jean King in her latest on-screen role, which centres on King's famous match against male player Bobby Riggs in 1973, and Emma has revealed she relished getting herself into tip-top physical condition to take on the part.
Asked how she went about bulking up for the role, she said: ''A lot of weightlifting, a lot of protein shakes. I never did it before and I loved it.''
Emma, 28, admitted she initially struggled to cope with the physical demands of adding the extra muscle.
But, over time, the actress got used to her workout regime and she eventually started to enjoy the challenge.
She told 'Entertainment Tonight': ''For the first three weeks, you hate your life, and I know a lot of people hate exercising. I did. And then after three weeks when you're, 'I can lift this? I can do this?' It just becomes addictive.
''It's just really incredible to feel strong. It feels so good.''
Steve Carell plays the role of Riggs in the new movie, which marks the first time he's worked with Emma since he starred as her father in 2011's 'Crazy Stupid Love'.
And Steve admitted he relished being reunited with the talented actress.
He shared: ''She's played my daughter and now she's playing my adversary in this. In this next one, I want her to play my mother. She could do it. She's that good.''
As well as being a fan of Emma's skills in front of the camera, Steve reassured fans she's similarly likeable off screen, too.
Of his co-star, the American comedian added: ''She's, like, the most delightful person in the world.''
Sometimes actors are not acting.
We pay tribute to the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, who passed away this week at the age of 76.
'Stage Fright' was released on August 17th, 1970.
We can't wait until the Fall for this gritty historic thriller.
From Robbie Williams to Olly Murs, these musicians are still football mad.
It's a far cry from The Beatles' 'I Wanna Hold Your Hand', but Paul McCartney has unveiled a risque new single entitled 'Fuh You'.
Which of Madonna's many hits do you think is the best?
A dramatisation of the real-life clash between tennis icons Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs,...
After storming awards season with Whiplash two years ago, writer-director Damien Chazelle returns with something...
Things have been tough for Brian (Bradley Cooper). Having been fired from the US Air...
Mexican filmmaker Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu continues to reject traditional narrative structures with this whizzy, ambitious...
The cast and crew of 'Birdman' discuss the visionary filming techniques behind the movie in...
Riggan Thomas (Michael Keeton) is faced with a serious problem. In an attempt to make...
After the high of last year's Blue Jasmine, Woody Allen is back in playful mode...
20 years ago, Riggan Thomas (Michael Keaton) played the iconic Birdman - a comic book...