Emma Stone has revealed the secret to perfecting her ‘evil laugh’ as the title character in the new Disney film Cruella.
The 32-year-old Oscar winner shared that she was so embarrassed to try the laugh in front of others that she did so only in the most private space available.
‘I was in the shower trying to figure out how you perfect your own evil laugh,’ she told the Daily Mirror. ‘It has nothing to do with being an actor.’
Bringing it all together: Emma Stone has revealed the secret to perfecting her ‘evil laugh’ as the title character in the new Disney film Cruella
Emma, who won her best actress Oscar for La La Land, shared: ‘Practicing the laugh…I couldn’t do that in front of anybody. That was just humiliating to work on.’
As a result: ‘I did all of my cackling in the shower. I did my cackling alone. That’s like any person – go take a shower and try to do your version of a laugh and just see if you’d ever want to do that in front of a person. It’s brutal.’
During the same interview Emma revealed that the experience of meeting Hollywood legends leaves her in tears.
‘I do not very often play it cool, but I think I tried to keep it semi-cool in front of Steve Martin because I’ve cried in front of multiple other people and it’s got to stop.’
Emma off-screen: ‘I was in the shower trying to figure out how you perfect your own evil laugh,’ she told the Daily Mirror; she is pictured in her look for the Cruella premiere
During a Hollywood Reporter roundtable a few years ago she said the performance that had the most influence on her was ‘John Candy in Trains, Plains And Automobiles,’ a movie that also starred Steve Martin.
‘I have this instinct to burst into tears when it’s someone whom I’ve really admired since childhood so it’s happened too many times,’ she told the Daily Mirror.
‘I’ve cried in front of Diane Keaton, I didn’t cry in front of Bill Murray, but I walked away and cried, and then I was in the elevator for the first time with Lorne Michaels and I turned into the corner of the elevator and cried,’ she revealed.
‘I don’t do it as much any more, but in my early 20s it just would overwhelm me so much. I was like a chihuahua. I’m fine now.’
What a prosthetic: Emma revealed she gets emotional meeting Hollywood legends and ‘walked away and cried’ after meeting Bill Murray who acted with her in Zombieland (pictured)
Icon: She revealed that ‘tried to keep it semi-cool in front of Steve Martin’; she has previously spoken of her admiration for his co-star John Candy in Trains, Planes And Automobiles
Emma called Diane ‘the greatest’ in a speech a few years ago at an American Film Institute event honoring the Annie Hall star with a lifetime achievement award.
She also acted with Bill Murray in the 2009 comedy Zomebieland in which the Caddyshack star played himself.
Over the course of her new interview she shared that she was able to keep the tears in when Leonardo DiCaprio handed her the best actress Oscar.
‘I have seen Titanic seven-and-a-half times in theatres. He was the love of my life. I had a signed picture of him in my bedroom that I got for my birthday when I was 12. I was walking to Leo… and I was like: “This is officially the most surreal moment of my life.” I could not believe it,’ she confessed.
Honoree: Emma confessed she ‘cried in front of Diane Keaton’ – whom she gave a speech honoring at an American Film Institute event in 2017 where Diane is pictured
Holding it together: Over the course of her new interview she shared that she was able to keep the tears in when Leonardo DiCaprio handed her the best actress Oscar
The Favourite actress admitted: ‘I think he probably thinks I’m a little weird because whenever I see him, I’m kinda: “Hey, how’s it going?”‘
Cruella, which also stars Emma Thompson, is a live-action film relating the origin story of the villainess of 101 Dalmatians.
The movie was helmed by Australian director Craig Gillespie whose previous work includes I, Tonya and Lars And The Real Girl.
One of the writers was Tony McNamara who also co-wrote the script for The Favourite – which earned Emma another Oscar nomination.
‘He was the love of my life’: Emma gushed that ‘I have seen Titanic seven-and-a-half times in theatres’; Leonardo is pictured in Titanic with his leading lady Kate Winslet