Hold onto your spots, because Emma Stone just spilled the beans on the highly-anticipated sequel to her Disney hit, Cruella! The 35-year-old mischief-maker signed up for round two back in August 2021, just a blink of an eye after it got the green light. But hey, the sequel details have been scarcer than a Dalmatian fur coat for the past couple of years. Fear not, for Emma Stone, the harbinger of hilarity, has graced us with a new update as of Thursday evening (January 4).
In an interview with Variety’s very own Marc Malkin at the 2023 Palm Springs International Film Awards, Emma unleashed her inner Cruella spirit. When probed about when the cameras will start rolling, she exclaimed, “Hopefully, hopefully [it starts filming] sooner rather than fashionably late.” Oh, Emma, you sly devil, keeping us on the edge of our seats.
But wait, has she seen the script, you ask? Well, buckle up, because Emma decided to play it cool, giving us the old “There’s a work in progress kind of thing going on. Yeah, yeah, we’ll see.” Talk about being tight-lipped! It’s like trying to pry a Dalmatian puppy away from its favorite chew toy.
As for Cruella’s character, Emma assured us that the fashion-forward villain is still a riot, saying, “She’s a blast, so we’ll see. It’s a work in progress.” We can only imagine the chaos and couture that await us in this sequel.
Let’s not forget the success of the first Cruella flick, a prequel that unraveled the mysteries of how Cruella de Vil went from ordinary to furiously fashionable. The movie was an instant fan favorite, raking in a cool $233.5 million at the global box office. And critics? Well, they gave it a thumbs up with a 75% score on Rotten Tomatoes, earning it the coveted “Certified Fresh” status. As for the audience, a whopping 97% loved it. That’s right, Cruella has the kind of approval ratings politicians only dream of.
So, as we eagerly await the next chapter of Cruella’s stylish saga, let’s keep our fingers crossed for more fur, more mischief, and maybe a cameo from Pongo and Perdita. We can’t wait to see what Emma Stone and the gang have in store for us!
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