Emma Stone wants to claim back her actual name.

While it’s not too different, with her real name being Emily Jean Stone, it’s one of her biggest annoyances since getting famous.

She told W Magazine that Well, I was 16 when I found out at SAG I couldn’t have my own name.’’

She continues to say ‘’So to ask a 16-year-old to pick a new name is really an interesting process, because I was like, ‘I’m going to be Riley. My name is going to be Riley Stone.’ And so my name was Riley Stone for about six months and I did a guest spot on Malcolm in the Middle and one day they were like, ‘Riley, Riley,’ and I had no idea who they were talking to and they were like, ‘Hey, hey come on we need you on set.’ And I was like, ‘Oh I’m not Riley, I can’t be Riley.’”

The 28-year-old, who is tipped to nominated for an Oscar for La La Land is considered tweaking her name so slightly.

“I had the option of Emily J. Stone and it’s kind of like Michael J. Fox, and I love Michael J. Fox, but I don’t think I could pull off the J,” she said.

“So then I changed it to Emma because you know it’s closer to Emily, but most people call me ‘M,’ that know me well.”


Despite her being a household name, for being an Emma, it doesn’t look to hold her back, with Stone saying ‘“I would love to get her back.”

La La Land is in cinemas now.


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