How Did Emma Stone Convince Her Parents to Let Her Become an Actor? She Made a PowerPoint Presentation

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“I never wanted to do anything else, from 7 on. It wasn’t a flight of fancy.” – Emma Stone


Are you having trouble convincing your parents about your choice to be an actor? Take a page from the Emma Stone playbook. At the age of 14, the Birdman star created an entire slideshow explaining why she should pursue a career in the arts.

“I made a PowerPoint presentation for my parents when I was 14. I asked them to let me move to LA,” she says. “[It was] all about why I should be an actor. I never wanted to do anything else, from 7 on. It wasn’t a flight of fancy.”

Doing presentations is Stone’s way of keeping her argument all-business because she becomes emotional otherwise.

“I asked to be home-schooled in a different presentation when I was 12. That was on a clipboard. I’m not kidding,” Stone explains. “I make presentations because when I feel strongly about something, I cry. When I feel really passionate, I get overwhelmed, and it makes me cry. I learned early on to be more logical and make presentations.”

If Stone ever becomes a parent herself, she’s not going to allow her kids to follow that same PowerPoint presentation path.

She joked in a New York Times interview, “Can you imagine if your kid said that [they wanted to be an actor] to you?… I would punish mine.”

Via Sunshine Coast Daily

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