“I was auditioning a lot and waiting for other people to give me a chance. And now, with the internet and all these other outlets, you can write your own things and act in your own stuff and just make really incredible projects without having to wait for someone else to tell you, ‘yes’.”
Actress Emma Stone breaks down the multitude of tools that have popped up for actors in recent years that allow actors to produce their own work and create their own opportunities.
It’s a point Acting Magazine has highlighted before:
Don’t just wait to get cast. Create your own content. Control your own destiny.#actorslife
— Acting Magazine (@ActingMagazine) January 7, 2019
The advent of things like social media and the internet allow actors to bypass the traditional path to success and find breakout opportunities using their own creativity and resourcefulness.
Emma Stone is an American actress who performed mostly small television roles before achieving breakout roles in films like Superbad (2007), Easy A (2010), Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011) and The Help (2011). Her role as “Gwen Stacy” in The Amazing Spider-Man (2010) and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 made her a star, while her portrayal of an aspiring actress in La La Land launched her into Oscar status.
For her role in La La Land, Stone carried home a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical and was also nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress.