Emma Stone Reveals How Spice Girls Inspired Her Name On 'Fallon': Watch

Emma Stone
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Emma Stone on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Nov. 8, 2018.

Emma Stone sort of owes her name to the Spice Girls, the actress revealed to host Jimmy Fallon during her appearance on The Tonight Show on Nov. 8. 

The actress, whose full first name is Emily, was such a big fan of the Spice Girls growing up, that she asked be to called "Emma" because of Emma Bunton (Baby Spice).

“So guess what?” Stone laughed, “Now I am.”

Fallon jokingly responded, “This just changed your Wikipedia page right now.”

Stone recalled seeing the Spice Girls in concert in the '90s and in 2008, and excitedly announced that she plans to see them perform during their upcoming reunion tour

As any loyal fan would, Stone then took a BuzzFeed quiz with Fallon to determine which member of the girl group she would be. After making choices like her favorite Spice Girls song (“Stop”) and her favorite spice (“Old”), Stone’s results revealed she is Posh Spice, to which the actress playfully replied, “I’m shocked.” 

Stone, promoting her upcoming film The Favourite out on Nov.23, also talked with Fallon about recently turning 30, her close relationship with her brother and receiving the Academy Award for best actress from Leonardo DiCaprio

Check out the clips from Stone’s Tonight Show appearance below.


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