How would you feel if we told you that Emma Stone isn't actually called Emma? Well, it's probably not that big of a shock since stage names are quite common, but do you know what her real name is? Continue reading to find out the reason behind her name change.
She Had to Do It
She was only 16 years old when she knew that she wanted to be an actress. But upon registering in the Screen Actors Guild, they told her that she would need to change her name.
"Well, I Was 16 When I Found Out at SAG I Couldn't Have My Own Name"
Before becoming Emma Stone, she was Emily Scott.
"'I'm Going to Be Riley. My Name Is Going to Be Riley Stone"
"So to ask a 16-year-old to pick a new name is really an interesting process," Emma explained. But why didn't she keep the name Riley?
"And so My Name Was Riley Stone for About Six Months"
She said that she "did a guest spot on Malcolm In The Middle and one day they were like, 'Riley, Riley,' and I had no idea who they were talking to and they were like, 'Hey, hey come on we need you on set.' And I was like, 'Oh I'm not Riley, I can't be Riley.'"
Then, She Tried Something Else
According to her, she "had the option of Emily J. Stone and it's kind of like Michael J. Fox, and I love Michael J. Fox, but I don't think I could pull off the J".
But That Didn't Make Her Happy
So the thinking process continued. It is very important for a celebrity to have a powerful yet memorable name.
Then, She Finally Picked One
She wanted to have a stage name that is similar to her own so she chose Emma.
Emma Stone, Everybody !
Emma said that she finally "changed it to Emma because you know it's closer to Emily, but most people call me 'M,' that know me well." And it was a really good choice!