The Swifties have gained Emma Stone as a devoted fan of their idol’s music.
The renowned actress, 35, who is known for her captivating performances on the silver screen, has recently made a major revelation that left millions of Taylor Swift’s fans around the world awestruck. In an appearance on The Graham Norton Show, during his traditional much-loved New Year’s Eve show, Stone was joined by other prominent Hollywood stars Mark Ruffalo, with whom she stars in black comedy ‘Poor Things’, Strictly host Claudia Winkleman, and comedy great Rob Brydon.
As the interview progressed in the world-famous Big Red Chair, Stone recalled how her paths have crossed multiple times with the beloved pop icon, Taylor Swift, as she revealed how she met “All Too Well,” singer-songwriter, 34, as a teen and confessed to being captivated by her friend Taylor Swift’s ‘Incredible’ Eras Tour not just once or twice, but an astonishing three times! “Three, so far,” she said, before opening up about the origin of her and Swift’s 15-year friendship, which began in 2008.
“We met at this thing that they had called the Young Hollywood Awards in L.A., and we just kept in touch ever since and became great friends,” Stone reminisced. She went on to explain that she attended Swift’s opening-night performance of the tour in March 2023 because it took place in her hometown of Glendale, Arizona. In the interview, Stone also noted another special connection to the tour — Eras Tour choreographer Mandy Moore also choreographed her Oscar-winning musical film La La Land.
“It was incredible to see,” the Cruella star said of Swift’s tour kickoff which commenced on March 17, 2023, in Glendale, United States, and is set to conclude on December 8, 2024, in Vancouver, Canada. As ongoing sixth concert tour is an homage to her albums, making it her most expensive tour yet, with 151 shows across five continents. It is the highest-grossing tour of all time and the first tour to surpass $1 billion in revenue.
Watch the entire interview below:
Host Graham Norton didn’t hold back from asking the Easy A star if she would confirm the rumor that Swift’s song “When Emma Falls in Love” — a vault track from the 34-year-old singer’s July 2023 album Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) — was about her or not. As, the internet has been anticipating knowing whether she is the ‘Emma’ referenced in Taylor Swift’s widely-talked-about hit track which is thought to be about Stone’s relationship with Kieran Culkin, whom she dated from 2010 to 2011.
After being put in the sudden spotlight to answer this major tittle-tattle, the Academy Award for Best Actress for La La Land (2016) didn’t take the bait and coyly said “You have to ask her,” before Norton quickly moved on to another topic. The rumors started to arise when Swift performed the track live as a surprise during a Kansas City show in July, which she said she’d written about one of her best friends, per Entertainment Weekly.
To add more fuel to the fire, many listeners dissected the lyrics of the song as it is about the narrator’s experience of watching a friend fall in and out of love and her admiration for that friend. Out of all the lyrics one made the most sense as they speculated that the “little miss sunshine” lyric was a reference to Stone’s iconic Easy A scene where she sang Natasha Bedingfield‘s “Pocketful of Sunshine.”
For context, the first verse of the song which is produced by Swift and Aaron Dessne reads:
“When Emma falls in love, she paces the floor / Closes the blinds and locks the door. When Emma falls in love, she calls up her mom / Jokes about the ways that this one could go wrong. She waits and takes her time / ‘Cause Little Miss Sunshine always thinks it’s gonna rain. When Emma falls in love, I know that boy will never be the same.”
The track from Swift’s third re-recorded album Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) (2023), a re-recording of her 2010 album of the same name can be streamed on various streaming platforms. After all, the track incorporates crossover elements between country and pop, it begins as a gentle ballad before building up to its chorus. The song peaked at number 36 on the Billboard Global 200 and entered charts in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United States. Watch the official lyric video below:
Lastly, this isn’t the first time that Stone has openly talked about the Eras Tour and her friendship with Swift as she previously spoke in an interview with Vanity Fair in June.
“The concert was pretty amazing,” she said. “I’ve known [Swift] since we were 17 and 18, so she hooked me up, which was very nice ’cause I know those tickets are impossible to get.” The actress also called Swift “an amazing friend” and praised her work ethic. “The amount of sheer stamina to do three and a half hours and perform 44 songs and to maintain the extreme energy of the audience — I’ve never seen anything like it,” she further told Vanity Fair.