Cruella No Joker Says Emma Stone
Fresh off news of her own new arrival, fans are waiting for Emma Stone’s Cruella to arrive on Disney+ and in movie theaters this May.
However, fans and folks expecting a remake or ripoff of The Joker will be disappointed (or delighted) depending.
Speaking to Total FILM via GamesRadar.com, Stone said:
“It’s very different from Joker in many ways… I would never even remotely compare myself to Joaquin Phoenix.
“I wish I was more like him.”
However, Emma understood where the comparison started.
As did her director, Craig Gillespie.
He told Total FILM, “There are some really deep, emotional things that Cruella’s dealing with that send her to the villainous darker side… But it’s definitely its own thing. Just to sort of reframe Cruella, I thought it was important to show this darker side of her. But there’s going to be a lot of fun, a lot of humor in it. There’s a lot of absolutely delightful banter and rhythm to the style of it, which is different from Joker.”
And, added Stone, again to GamesRadar.com, “It’s hard to call someone a bad ’un completely when you see them from the very beginning…
You know, once you’ve seen the origin story, things start to piece together and make a bit more sense, even though her behavior as an adult is not necessarily excusable in any way. I think by the time you get to the end of [this film], you start to understand how this narrative around Cruella developed.”
Cruella will hit Disney+ Premier Access and theaters on May 28.