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Emma Stone Is Ready To 'Learn To Fight Better' For Equality After Playing Billie Jean King In Battle Of The Sexes

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Emma Stone

Emma Stone is a gem.

The 28-year-old recently took on the role playing tennis legend Billie Jean King for the movie Battle Of The Sexes — an experience she says left her more motivated than ever to use her voice, especially in these tough times politically.

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In the interview conducted by costar Sarah Silverman for the September issue of Marie Claire, the La La Land actress admitted she's had difficulty in the past communicating her opinions:

"I would say playing Billie Jean was a bit of a game changer. I am very nervous to communicate my opinions a lot of the time, especially publicly…She [Billie] is so direct and confident in the way that she communicates what she believes is right. To be able to step into that was a pretty powerful experience. It's something that I still don't feel entirely comfortable with, but it was also one of the great parts about playing her."

Specifically, the star learned the power of self-expression when it comes to fighting for equality:

"There is so much power to our voices, and we need to speak out. That's something that I struggled with in the past, but it's very hard not to feel galvanized right now, politically or consciously."

She went on:

"Nobody is going down without a fight–for love and humanity and equality and coming together. It's so inspiring to see marches and beautiful writing and creative work. There's so much power and a grace coming out of so many people who have so much to lose, and the human spirit is incredible. That's worth a fight every day. And I want to learn how to fight better."

We're right there with you! Resist!

You can catch the full interview hitting newsstands on August 15.

[Image via Marie Claire.]

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