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Emma Stone takes on role of Billie Jean King

Monday, September 11, 2017 - 02:03

Stone lauds Billie Jean King at 'Battle of the Sexes' screening. Rough Cut - no reporter narration

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NATURAL ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Academy Award winner Emma Stone praised tennis great Billie Jean King's for pushing social change for women while battling her own insecurities at the Toronto premiere of "Battle of the Sexes" on Sunday night. Stone plays King in the story of her famous 1973 tennis match against retired former champion and male chauvinist Bobby Riggs, played by Steve Carell. King, who won the match, played a pivotal role in the fight for equal pay for female athletes and is considered a major influence on the women's liberation movement as a whole. The film has received early awards-season buzz since first screening at Telluride earlier this month, with Stone's performance especially well-received.

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Emma Stone takes on role of Billie Jean King

Monday, September 11, 2017 - 02:03