Billie Jean King really wants Emma Stone to win (another) Oscar for ‘Battle of the Sexes’

Published to USA Today on September 21, 2017

Emma Stone had just finished shooting her old-school movie musical La La Land when she met the person she planned to portray in her next film, the first time in her career she would play a real person.

Billie Jean King said hello to Stone, then blurted out the first thing that came into her mind: “I want you to win an Academy Award with this.”

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