Emma Stone enjoyed working out for 'Battle of the Sexes'
Los Angeles: Actor Emma Stone said she had a great time weightlifting for her role in Battle of the Sexes. The Oscar-winning actor stars as tennis icon Billie Jean King in her latest on-screen role, which centres on King's famous match against male player Bobby Riggs in 1973, reported Entertainment Tonight.
Asked how she went about bulking up for the role, she said, "A lot of weightlifting, a lot of protein shakes. I never did it before and I loved it." The 28-year-old actor said she initially struggled to cope up with the physical demands of adding the extra muscle. But soon got used to her workout regime and eventually started enjoying the challenge.
"For the first three weeks, you hate your life, and I know a lot of people hate exercising. I did. And then after three weeks when you're, 'I can lift this? I can do this?' It just becomes addictive. It's just really incredible to feel strong. It feels so good." Steve Carell plays the role of Riggs in the new movie, which marks the first time that he has worked with Stone since he starred as her father in 2011's Crazy Stupid Love.