Emma Stone Explains Why She Didn’t Carry Cruella’s Signature Cigarette Holder

Have you seen Disney’s “Cruella” yet? We have and loved it! You may have noticed differences in the classic character, and Delish asked star Emma Stone about one of them!

As any fan of 101 Dalmatians is well aware, there are several things that make Cruella de Vil iconic: her black-and-white hair, her personal style, and her signature cigarette holder—complete with a swirl of toxic yellow smoke. But fans were quick to notice that the accessory was missing from Disney’s new villain origin story, Cruella, and Emma Stone went ahead and explained why.

“That is not allowed in 2021,” she told New York Times. “We are not allowed to smoke onscreen in a Disney film. It was difficult to not have that cigarette holder…I was so excited to have that green plume of smoke in there, but it was not possible.”

She added, “I don’t want to promote smoking, but I’m also not trying to promote skinning puppies.”

According to Just Jared, Disney banned smoking in its films around 2007, and the ban now encompasses Lucasfilm, Marvel, and Pixar.

P.S. Emma also noted in the interview that “We don’t quite get to a place where this woman is skinning puppies, but there is an exploration of what it means to be ‘bad’ and what the difference is between that and being rebellious and thinking differently than everyone around you.”


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Michele Atwood is the Owner/Editor of The Main Street Mouse and it’s subsidiaries and author of the books “Moving to Main Street U.S.A.” “How Many Sleeps Till Disney?” and “How Many Sleeps Till Disneyland?” Michele also contributes Disney news to the Joe Kelley Morning Show on 107.3 WDBO in Orlando. She and her family made the move from Michigan to the Orlando area to pursue their Disney dreams. Michele is a life long Disney fan, and has two sons who have followed suit, each going on their first Disney trip before their first birthday’s. Part of the goal Michele has for The Main Street Mouse is not only to keep members informed, but to create somewhat of a Disney Family by relating to others through personal experiences and opinions. Also, Michele is making it a priority to share stories of inspiration and hope to other Disney Fans in an effort to share the Magic and hopefully make a difference in the lives of others. ~ I enjoy writing personal perspective blogs, doing TMSM Meet Ups for our readers, and keeping the constant interaction going with others, sharing the Disney Magic to people when they can’t be at their Happy Place.

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