We appreciate it when performers are committed to their craft, and there are few more committed than Emma Stone. What other actresses do you know who would have fake-sex so intensely that their throats start to close up? Okay, maybe Meryl Streep, but that’s it.
Emma Stone’s sex scene asthma attack happened during the making of her new movie Easy A, and required the actress to stop filming and breathe into an oxygen tank. Explained Stone, “I had a little asthma attack, without any prior knowledge that I had asthma, during the scene where we had to jump up and down for hours and hours screaming and yelling on the bed.” So basically Stone didn’t even have asthma before they shot the scene; she just acted so hard her lungs exploded.
Stone is understandably red-faced about the incident now, lamenting, “Oh, for the love, I can’t even simulate sex without dying!” The teen comedy featuring co-stars Penn Badgley and Amanda Bynes already looked hilarious; it sounds even better now that we know Emma risked passing into the next realm in order to get those faux-orgasm noises just right.