To make sure you never miss out on your favourite NEW stories, we're happy to send you some reminders

Click 'OK' then 'Allow' to enable notifications

Emma Stone clarifies how she feels about not being called by her real name

Emma Stone clarifies how she feels about not being called by her real name

Poor Things actor Emma Stone previously admitted it would be 'so nice' to go by her real name

Emma Stone has explained exactly how it feels to be globally referred to by a name that isn’t hers.

Two-time Academy Award winner Stone, 35, has been an active industry actor since 2004 but didn’t actually make her feature film debut until 2007’s Superbad.

The coming-of-age comedy, starring Jonah Hill and Michael Cera, earned the Arizona native a Young Hollywood Award and helped propel her to bag seminal roles in Easy A and Crazy Stupid, Love.

Since then, Stone has portrayed Gwen Stacy in The Amazing Spider-Man and received two prestigious Oscars for her work on La La Land and Yorgos Lanthimos’ Poor Things.

Moreover, the mother-of-one is a Broadway star and she and her husband Dave McCary’s production company, Fruit Tree, have produced movies such as Problemista and I Saw the TV Glow.

But before the fame and fortune, Stone was forced to change her name.

Earlier this year, the Zombieland alum explained before she became famous there had been another actor in the Screen Actors Guild called Emily Stone.

Therefore, she elected to be professionally known as Emma Stone.

When asked how she would react if fans began calling her Emily, she said: “That would be so nice. I would like to be Emily.”

Emma Stone said she was 'fine either way' with fans calling her 'Emma' or 'Emily'. (Today/NBC)
Emma Stone said she was 'fine either way' with fans calling her 'Emma' or 'Emily'. (Today/NBC)

In a new interview with TODAY’s Craig Melvin, 45, Stone claimed she was ‘fine either way’ with people calling her by her birth or stage name.

Appearing on the show with her Kinds of Kindness co-star Jesse Plemons, Stone was asked: “Are we still going by Emma, or Emily? There's been some confusion over your name.”

"I'm fine either way," she responded. "I really am. My real name is Emily, though."

When questioned why she’d facilitated people calling her Emma, the star replied: "It was taken at Screen Actors Guild. It's sort of like when you register a business and you can't have the same name as someone else."

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

Kinds of Kindness releases theatrically later this month. (Searchlight Pictures)
Kinds of Kindness releases theatrically later this month. (Searchlight Pictures)

Elsewhere during the interview, Stone opened up about a scene from the Kinds of Kindness trailer where one of her characters breaks out in dance.

“It just came from my heart and soul,” she laughed. “During Poor Things, I would kind of dance in between takes and things.

“This one was something that Yorgos saw me do, and he was like, 'We should just recreate this for Kinds of Kindness. So just make it up as you go.'"

The forthcoming anthology movie marks Stone’s third feature film collaboration with the 50-year-old Grecian director.

Kinds of Kindness is set to have a limited theatrical release in the US from June 21.

Featured Image Credit: YouTube/TODAY/Getty Images/Kristy Sparow

Topics: Celebrity, Emma Stone, Film and TV, Hollywood