- Even the super talented, Oscar-winning actress Emma Stone gets starstruck.
- The La La Land star just met one of her favorite celebrities-Emma Bunton, a.k.a. Baby Spice, from the mega girl group the Spice Girls.
- During their reunion tour-sadly, minus Victoria Beckham-the group paid tribute to Stone with a rendition of a song from the La La Land soundtrack.
Emma Bunton, better known as Baby Spice of the Spice Girls, just blessed our Instagram feeds with some unexpected content that we didn't think we needed until now. Ahead of the Spice Girls reunion tour at Wembley Stadium, Bunton linked up with one of her biggest celebrity supporters-the one and only Emma Stone.
The British singer uploaded two pictures of herself and Stone, and we can feel their joy radiate through our phone screens. "When Emma met Emma. #2become1," Bunton captioned the snapshots. The hashtag is, of course, a nod to the group's 1997 single "2 Become 1," which peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart.
When you swipe right to see the second photograph, both ladies are grinning hard in a close-up selfie. And frankly, we're disappointed that we couldn't be there to experience their bonding first-hand.
What made this experience even more exciting for Stone was that she received a special shout-out during the group's performance. According to The Independent, the group's band did "a musical rendition of the theme song La La Land" from her career-defining movie of the same name.
Like most '80s and '90s kids, Stone was a massive fan of the pop supergroup growing up. During a 2018 sit-down with Jimmy Fallon of The Tonight Show, she revealed that her dedication to Baby Spice was so strong that she renamed herself after Bunton:
"I was super blonde, and my real name is Emily, but I wanted to be called Emma because of Baby Spice. And guess what? Now I am," Stone confessed. "So, that's, like, pretty messed up. It wasn't necessarily because of her, but in second grade, did I go up to the teacher on the first day and ask her to call me Emma? Yes, I did. And was it because of Emma Lee Bunton from the Spice Girls? Yes, it was."
In the same interview, Stone admitted that she'd previously seen the group in concert in the '90s, as well as at the O2 Arena in 2008, and that she was stoked to be attending their upcoming reunion tour.
It's rumored that all five members–Ginger, Scary, Posh, Sporty, and Baby Spice–have signed on to do an animated film with Paramount Pictures. We hope that Emma Stone can make a surprise cameo in the flick.
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