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Saturday
Apr262014

Emma Stone Goes Out of Way to Help Former Co-Star, Filmmaking Star

ABC/Randy Holmes(NEW YORK) -- It appears no distance is too far for Emma Stone, 25, when she’s set on helping out a friend.

Stone’s co-star of 2011′s The Help, Chris Lowell, was trying his hand at filmmaking for the first time and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 star was quick to lend her support. When it came time for the first table read for his movie, Beside Still Waters, Stone took a trip to Atlanta to join in on the read and give her input, which “meant the world” to Lowell.

“I recruited all of my actor friends, Beck [Bennett] being one of them. Emma Stone came in,” Lowell, 29, told ABC News. “I mean, literally, they all flew to Atlanta and drove up to the lake house in rural Georgia to do this read, which meant the world to me.”

Beside Still Waters was inspired by a lake house Lowell and his friends would go to on the weekends as kids and “served as the anchor to our childhood, our youth and our friendship” because it acted as a central place they could all go back to. In 2011, his parents sold the house and Lowell “completely lost my mind,” which encouraged him to write this movie.

Since Stone’s help with the table read, the film has completed its filming and is in the midst of a Kickstarter campaign, finishing up May 1, to fund its distribution. Lowell also starred in the third season of Veronica Mars and its movie counterpart, which raised millions of dollars with its own Kickstarter campaign in 2013.

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