Emma Stone Was Asked What Name To Call Her By, And She Gave A Very Simple Answer

Ever since Emma Stone revealed in an April interview with the Hollywood Reporter that she "would like" to be called by her real name, Emily Stone, how to refer to the actor has become a recurring news story.

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In May, a reporter called her Emily while she was doing press for her new film Kinds of Kindness at the Cannes Film Festival. This prompted the movie's director, Yorgos Lanthimos, to correct them; however, Emma interjected to say, "My name is Emily. Thank you. Very nice."

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Now, Emma has once again addressed her name in a new interview, this time making it clear she's fine being called by either first name.

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On Thursday, Emma and her Kinds of Kindness costar Jesse Plemons appeared on Today to promote the film.

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Host Craig Melvin interviewed the actors and asked Emma what name she goes by following "confusion" about her name.

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"I'm fine either way. I really am," she said, before noting her real name is Emily.

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She went on to explain that she took the stage name Emma Stone after another actress had already registered with the Screen Actors Guild under the name Emily Stone.

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"It's sort of like when you register a business, and you can't have the same name as someone else," she said.

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She also added, "I've been saying Emily my whole life...you can call me whatever you want. You can make up a name."

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So that's that! You can watch the full Today show interview below: