Jimmy Kimmel's Mean Tweets Segment Brings Out the Best in Emma Stone, Julia Louis-Dreyfus & More — VIDEO
When it comes to tweets, it's the meaner the better for the likes of Emma Stone, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Cate Blanchett. In an interview with EW.com, Jimmy Kimmel Live co-head writer Molly McNearny revealed that those three actresses in particular wanted the most vicious tweets they could get for the show's wildly popular Kimmel's "Mean Tweets" segment.
McNearny revealed to EW.com that both Blanchett and Louis-Dreyfus (who had, hands down, the best reaction to her tweet) wanted "meaner" tweets. Stone, on the other hand — who "read a bunch of them" — straight-up told Kimmel and co., "I want to read as many mean tweets as you can find about me." As if these three ladies weren't already badass enough. (For the record, the tweet they aired with Stone is one in which a Twitter user says they think the Amazing Spider-Man 2 actress "looks like she smells like cat piss." Ouch.)
Now, one of the undeniable downsides of being in the public is the unrelenting scrutiny of the Internet. Anyone and everyone will have an opinion of you — good or bad — and they won't be afraid to share it. On the other hand, if you're a celebrity with a good sense of humor about yourself (see: Stone, Blanchett, Louis-Dreyfus), you get to laugh it off on national television and give it right back to the tweeter that dished it out. As McNearny put it, "Everyone likes a person that can make fun of themselves, and people really want celebrities to make fun of themselves."
In case you need a refresher (or just a good laugh) watch these actresses — and other good-natured stars — read their own mean tweets: