You already know that Emma Stone starred in "The Amazing Spider-Man" and won MTV’s first Trailblazer Award. But did you know that Emma’s mom was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008, and now Emma’s an advocate for detecting cancer early?
In fact, she’s recently teamed up with Revlon for their campaign Lips Can Save Lives. No, they’re not talking about a new lipstick color. The makeup company is encouraging women to use their lips to talk about cancer, and Emma is the perf ambassador for this. Other ambassadors are Halle Berry and Olivia Wilde, so she’s in good company.
Emma and her courageous mom, Krista, posed together for photographer Steven Klein (who works closely with Lady Gaga) for the campaign. “She still has surgeries to go, and that time period is always kind of present still,” Emma said about her mom, who has been cancer-free for almost four years. "We're here together as mother and daughter. It [the photo shoot] was hugely emotional, and I think everyone on set knew that and was hugely supportive of that."
Emma is pushing the importance of regular, yearly checkups with doctors. Sometimes a doctor won’t find anything one year, but something the next. Sometimes, thankfully, doctors will never find anything to be concerned about, though it’s always better to be on the safe side. Catching cancer early can make a world of difference.
"To me, as her daughter who was not going through that incredible struggle, I had this insane amount of clarity. My mind is so muddled all the time with the past and the future, that it was like an inexplicable jolt into the 'now' the whole time that she was going through this," said Emma. “Because I realized — all you have is the present." And in the present she is, especially with this new public service campaign for Revlon. Who needs Spier-Man when we got a hero like Emma Stone? (Sorry Andrew!)