Emma Stone is currently hard at work filming her new Netflix series Maniac, and apparently it involves a brand-new hairdo that’s less La La Land and more Lord of the Rings. On Tuesday, behind-the-scenes pics emerged showing the Oscar winner with long platinum hair that brings to mind a certain elven archer, or perhaps Daenerys from Game of Thrones. In fact, in a costume of dark wools, leathers, pointy ears, and a quiver of arrows, Stone could pass for a gender-swapped version of Orlando Bloom’s LotR character, Legolas.
It’s not quite clear who Stone is playing in these on-set photos, but the stuff we know already about the series gives us a pretty good clue. Maniac is an adaptation of a Norwegian series from 2014, about a mentally ill man in a psychiatric hospital who creates a fantasy world. He’s played by Jonah Hill in the adaptation, and Stone will play a fellow patient, according to Deadline. Since the actress appears to be in a high fantasy setting, we can probably surmise that this is a fantasy version of Stone’s character, depicted as an arrow-shooting elf in Hill’s character’s imagination. Other photos from the set show more elven ladies played by Julia Garner and Sally Field, so it looks like this particular fantasy scenario takes place in some kind of Tolkien-esque wilderness. Previous photos of Stone on set showed her rocking a seriously ’80s haircut.
Since Maniac is due to come out in 2018, it’s going to be a while until we get to see Stone as an ass-kicking, pointy-eared rogue. But if it’s as fabulous as these pictures seem to show, it should be well worth the wait.
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