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Billie Jean King thanks sizzling Emma Stone in 'Battle of the Sexes'

Billie Jean King thanks sizzling Emma Stone in 'Battle of the Sexes'”

"[I hope we] come to a place where it doesn't matter what gender you are, it doesn't matter what race you are, it doesn't matter what your sexuality is - everyone is absolutely equal".

Los Angeles [U.S.A], September 20: Oscar-winning actress Emma Stone, who will be seen playing Billie Jean King in upcoming "Battle of the Sexes" movie, feels that it was challenging to play former world number one tennis player. It was super challenging, but she was so warm and welcoming and open to all of it.

"Capturing the essence was very important to us", she said.

Fox Searchlight rolled out the green carpet Saturday night for a tennis-themed Battle of the Sexes premiere with Steve Carell and Emma Stone. Privately, they're fighting their own battles - King with her sexuality and Riggs with a gambling problem. And at the same time preparing for a highly publicised match with Bobby Riggs.

And while all of this was going on she was also having an internal battle over her sexuality; these two story lines throw up interesting scenarios in the film, as in her personal life she was the "alpha male" and her husband was submissive but when it came to tennis politics she found it hard to be in control.

Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton, who are famous for their indie sensation Little Miss Sunshine, which Carell was also part of, are helming the film.

The 28-year-old actress portrays real tennis icon Billie Jean King in the biographical movie based on the 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs. Elisabeth Shue, Bill Pullman and Alan Cumming also star, as does actress Andrea Riseborough, who plays Billie's girlfriend Marilyn Barnett.



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