My, my, my. We finally have the tea on why Emma Stone’s character, Cruella’s signature cigarette, is absent from the latest Disney’s film.
The 32-years-old star opened up in a new interview about why the prop, which was featured heavily in the original 101 Dalmatians movie, didn’t make the cut in the new live action spin-off film. “That is not allowed in 2021,” Emma told The New York Times. “We are not allowed to smoke on screen in a Disney film. It was difficult to not have that cigarette holder … I was so excited to have that green plume of smoke in there, but it was not possible.”
We are not allowed to smoke on screen in a Disney film. It was difficult to not have that cigarette holder … I was so excited to have that green plume of smoke in there, but it was not possible
Disney first banned smoking in all of its films around 2007, and extended the rule to all Lucasfilm, Marvel, and Pixar films in 2015. Emma added, “I don’t want to promote smoking, but I’m also not trying to promote skinning puppies.” Hmmm, that’s a shame. Considering that the original Cruella’s character is hooked to her cigarettes everywhere she goes.
The revelation comes just a few days after the La La Land actress responded to rumors that she could be reprising her role of Gwen Stacy in the upcoming Spiderman film.
Fans of the Oscar winner would know she recently made her first red carpet appearance since giving birth to baby Louise Jean McCary. The A-lister welcomed her first child with her comedian husband Dave McCary, 35, on March 20. Although she hasn’t spoken publicly about her little bundle of joy, an insider told Us Weekly last month that the pair were doing well. “Having a baby has brought them closer in a way they never expected,” a source told the outlet, explaining that Emma “has been at home with her husband and the baby.” So sweet!