If Emma Stone hadn’t become an actress, she could have been a very successful forger — at least of Spice Girls autographs.
The “Amazing Spider-Man 2” star revealed her unusual talent during “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on Thursday, mimicking the autographs of all five Spice Girls. She adored the ’90s girl group as a child, and Emma “Baby Spice” Bunton inspired her name.
“When I was in second grade, I did ask the teacher on the first day of school to call me Emma because I always wanted to be Baby Spice,” Stone said. “And it stuck for like a day, and I didn’t know that years later everybody would be calling me Emma instead of Emily, so I’m Baby Spice for life.”
Stone put her fandom on display last month while promoting the “Spider-Man” sequel in Australia. When Mel B (Scary Spice) appeared in a video message during an interview and dared her to sing a Spice Girls song on the spot, Stone’s 12-year-old self regained control of her body and started crying. That type of thing, apparently, happens a lot when Stone meets her idols.
“I have cried in front of Cameron Crowe, Lorne Michaels and Tom Hanks — but he doesn’t know it, because I turned away really quickly,” Stone said. “I did not cry in front of Bill Murray, but I freaked out in the car when he first came to set on ‘Zombieland.'”
Kimmel also shared a story about the first time he met Murray.
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