Now we think about it, if we got a random text message from an unknown number claiming to be “Jennifer Lawrence” or “Emma Stone,” we think we would probably find ourselves a little skeptical.
This, luckily, also rings true for the actual Jennifer Lawrence and Emma Stone.
Stone and Lawrence, who were interviewed for W Magazine’sHollywood Issue this month, revealed that they both thought they were being catfished by the other before they met.
The two actresses had been texting for more than a year (Woody Harrelson gave Stone Lawrence’s number, natch), but we’re both a little worried that the person texting them daily claiming to be a Hollywood superstar might not have been who they said they were.
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From Emma Stone's ace portrayal of the defiant tennis icon Billie Jean King in 'Battle of the Sexes', to Jennifer Lawrence's bold performance psychological thriller 'mother!' this year, we saw a new class of films focused on the complicated struggles and personal triumphs of their female protagonists. – Best Performances W magazine Vol. 1, 2018 Photography: Juergen Teller Styling: @edward_enninful * W’s Best Performances portfolio was produced in partnership with British Vogue and French Vanity Fair.
They recounted the story during their interview:
Jennifer Lawrence: We both had the same stalker, and his name was John the Orchestra Guy.
Emma Stone: John the Orchestra Guy, who would text us both…
Lawrence: He would like “accidentally” text us. So Emma and I—wait, I have told this story.
Lawrence: But where? Maybe it was just a friend. We might not have told it publicly.
Stone: You told it publicly because people started coming up to me, like, “Wait a second.” He wasn’t really a stalker. He’s just this guy that has a lot of people’s phone numbers and he must have worked at a studio.
Lawrence: He must be like an agent’s assistant or something.
Stone: And he texts and he says, “Hey, hey, Alex,” or he makes up a name, “I’m running late on my way to the soundstage. Can you warm up the orchestra for me?”
Lawrence: “Make sure the orchestra’s warmed up for me.” It was always about warming up the orchestra.
Stone: “Can you text me back and let me know you got this? —John” And we were like—
Lawrence: So we [Emma and I] had been texting, blah blah blah, we texted like every day for a year. But we had never talked on the phone, and we had never met. So then we were finally going to meet. And she sends me her address, I drive over, and on the way over, I’m like “Oh my God, what if this is John the Orchestra Guy?”
Stone: We had never spoken on the phone, we just trusted it was each other.
Lawrence: And she thought when I was on my way over—she was like, “Oh my God, what if it’s John the Orchestra Guy?”
Lawrence: So then I called you and you were like, “Hello?” And I was like, “Hello?” Anyway, that was the first thing we had in common.
Ah, well. All’s well that ends well.