Emma Stone is Helping Hillary Clinton With Her Press Tour

Danny Woods
September 21, 2017

The true life story culminates in a ludicrous tennis match between King (Emma Stone) and her male opponent Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell), which was meant to determine "who was better out of men and women" - but interestingly it reveals that King wasn't really battling Riggs, but more the men who held power at the institutions such as the United States Lawn Tennis Association who genuinely believed men were superior and therefore deserved more pay.

"It has always been something that I've lived with and it flares up in big ways at different times in my life", Stone said. But it's also a reminder that when they're seeking out screenwriters to tell women's stories, they might ought to consider occasionally hiring a woman to do it. Her victory and the passage of Title IX, an anti-gender-discrimination law, at that time is today credited with giving a boom to women's sports. After King declined Riggs' invitation for a match, Margaret Court, 30, stepped up to play him in a match on May 13, 1973 in Ramona, California. Carell has a good time, and gets off some amusing bits (the best is probably his visit to a Gamblers Anonymous meeting, where he announces, "You folks aren't here because you're gamblers, you're here because you're awful gamblers").

"We got that footage because his daughters are feminists and wanted to contribute to the film", says King. "He was relentless in his put-downs". Riggs' gambling, meanwhile, has strained his marriage and left his wealthy wife (Elisabeth Shue) at her wits end.

"And he kept putting his arm around her", I add.

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Fellow stars, like Kristen Bell and Ryan Reynolds, have shared their own struggles with anxiety, too, and Colbert told her that he has experience with it as well.

Actor Emma Stone said she found filming Battle of the Sexes challenging because she had never played a real person in a movie before. It's really great artistry with my shoes and then this is anxiety here, ' the 28-year-old Oscar victor explained of the sketch labeled 'I'm bigger than my anxiety!'

The two were seen together a few weeks ago at the U.S. Open, congratulating women's singles champion Sloane Stephens who, not incidentally, took home $3.7 million for her efforts. It would have been nice, for example, to hear some discussion of King's strategy to run her older opponent all over the court.

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