If you’ve been longing for a smart and sassy teen comedy, “Easy A” is your next must-see movie. Starring cutie-pie actress Emma Stone and “Gossip Girl” star Penn Badgley, the film revolves around the omnipresent teenage obsession with reputation.
Nice girl/ semi-outsider Olive (Stone) makes a deal with a guy friend to pretend to have loud, crazy sex at a house party so the bullies at their high school will think he’s “cool” and leave him alone. But that one good-natured act soon spirals into many more “requests” from other similarly plagued students. Soon the high school rumor mill has been set ablaze with exaggerated accounts of Olive’s alleged exploits.
Speaking of rumors, when MTV News caught up with the charming actress to discuss the film, we mentioned that we had heard one ourselves — a little something about Stone hyperventilating during the filming of the hilarious fake sex scene and needing an oxygen tank to recover.
“Oh, for the love, I can’t even simulate sex without dying!” Stone jokingly admitted. “I had a little asthma attack, without any prior knowledge that I had asthma, during the scene where we had to jump up and down for hours and hours screaming and yelling on the bed. [It] was humiliating, because it was the second day of shooting,” she explained, adding that her little episode must have made a great impression on the crew.
“Here’s what it’s going to be like the whole movie, as I’m breathing into an oxygen tank,” she said. “The crew was like, ’She’s going to be a real blast. Wow. Amazing. A 20-year-old having an asthma attack.’ ”
Fortunately, Stone said that day was the only time she needed any medical attention.
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