Emma Stone Transforms Into a Classic Disney Villain for the Upcoming Comedy Remake


| LAST UPDATE 06/30/2021

By Scarlett Adler
Emma Stone Cruella
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Emma Stone has taken on all sorts of movie roles over the years, but this time, she's taking on an entirely different personality; And appearance. Stone's starring in the upcoming Disney film, Cruella, playing the iconic big-haired villain, Cruella de Vil, and we finally got a glimpse of her in full hair and makeup.

Walt Disney Pictures recently released the trailer for the film, showing Cruella's story long before her days of terrorizing puppies. And believe it or not, this long-time villain didn't always have black and white hair; The trailer shows a young Cruella with red hair. Oh, and her name used to be Estella. The film takes place in London during the 1970s and follows fashion designer Estella's journey amidst the punk rock revolution. "It's a world of opportunity. And I was meant for more in this life," Estella said. "I want to make art, and I want to make trouble."

Determined to establish herself in the fashion industry, Estella befriends a pair of thieves who appreciate her mischievous habits, and together, this trio builds a life for themselves in the streets of London. Estella's distinct style eventually catches the eye of the Baroness von Hellman, played by Emma Thompson. But over time, Estella embraces her wicked side and slowly transforms into the iconic yet evil Cruella de Vil.

Emma Stone Disney Cruella
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Speaking about her latest role, Stone shared, "It's pretty trippy. It's wild." She also revealed that she's found inspiration in Glenn Close, who played Cruella in the 1996 film, 101 Dalmatians and the original animated film One Hundred and One Dalmatians in 1961. "I think she's obviously the GOAT," Emma said about Close. "But I also have just loved the cartoon for a really long time."

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Emma Stone Cruella Trailer
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"This comes before [Close's] story," Stone continued. "This leads her to where she becomes true greatness." Aside from Stone and Thompson, other cast members include Emily Beecham, Paul Walter Hauser, and more. Cruella was directed by Craig Gillespie with the help of executive producer Glenn Close, who's no stranger to the story. Get ready for a whole new side of Cruella de Vil on May 28th, and certainly an entirely different look for Emma Stone.