Emma Stone may only be 25 years old but she has already made quite a name for herself as a highly-regarded actress.
From her first-big role in hit teen comedy Superbad and as the intellectual Gwen Stacey in The Amazing Spiderman series to her recent work in indie films such as Woody Allen's beautifully shot Magic In The Moonlight and her most recent role in new flick Birdman, she has taken on every challenge like the bonafide pro she is.
However, fans of the star and the stage alike have been buzzing over the news that the red-haired maven is set to make her Broadway debut this November as the feisty Sally Bowles in the risque stage show Cabaret. And, if this first look at Emma in character is anything to go by, it'll show us a side of her we've NEVER seen before...
Getting to grips with her role for the first time in the public eye, Emma seductively stands clad in stunning black lace lingerie — practically the uniform of her unconventional character — holding a retro microphone and gazing alluringly into the camera. Just wow.
Her short locks paired with her vampy make-up emulate the beauty of the early '30s; the decade in which the show is set. For the musical novices amongst you, Cabaret takes you to 1931 Berlin just as the Nazis are rising to power. The main plot line of the show centres around the nightlife at the seedy 'Kit Kat Klub', and revolves around the 19-year-old English cabaret performer Sally Bowles (played by Stone) and her relationship with the young American writer Cliff Bradshaw. In a nutshell...
The show is no stranger to having a famous leading lady either. In fact, Emma will pick off from where fellow actress Michelle William's leaves off, taking her final bow on November 9th. Emma will make her debut on November 11th and see the show through to the New Year with her last show scheduled to be on February 1st 2015.
It seems Stone's love affair with the stage started at a young age too, as she revealed to Jimmy Fallon on US talk show The Tonight Show this week. Talking about her role, Emma let us in on her first experience with the musical: 'I saw it in New York for the first time with Alan [Cummings] as the Emcee when I was nine years old, which is the most inappropriate show to take a nine-year-old to,' she laughed. 'Do not bring a child!' Noted.
We don't know about you, but we're desperate to see Emma take to the stage. Holiday to NY, anyone?
By Maxine Egggenberger