Emma Stone has received Oscar nominations for Birdman and La La Land, and now she’s one of this year’s top contender with Battle of the Sexes. The storyline centers on the landmark tennis match between Billie Jean King (Stone) and Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell).
“Billie Jean made it clear early on that she would be open to whatever process we needed to go through in order to bring this whole thing to fruition so we threw some balls around on a tennis court and I quickly realized that I wanted to watch a lot of footage from her time period and read a lot about her then because she is so fully formed now and is able to talk about this with closure and hindsight.”
Click on the media bar to hear Stone discuss the tennis preparation that was involved in Battle of the Sexes:
Now playing in select theaters, Battle of the Sexes opens nationwide September 29.