When it comes to Spice Girls fandom, Emma Stone is no “Wannabe.” The Spider-Man actress revealed she is totally obsessed with the millennial girl band — like, Belieber-level obsessed.
Stone’s deep, dark secret came to life during an interview on Australia’s 2D FM on a show that Mel B usually co-hosts — and while the former Scary Spice couldn’t make it into work that day, she had a special surprise for the superfan actress nonetheless.
“Wait, Mel B, could have been here?” Stone said when the news of the singer’s absence was broken to her, voice cracking and eyes filling with tears. “I’m gonna cry.”
Suddenly a voice came over the airwaves: Scary Spice saying “Hi Emma!”
Cue Stone totally freaking out. “Oh my god, is Mel B talking to me?” she said as she began sobbing, for real. “Oh my god, I’m so excited. I’m legitimately crying. I’m the biggest Spice Girls fan ever.”
“First of all, I want to say I absolutely adore you,” Mel B replied. “I love you. And I want to say thank you for being such a Spice Girl fan. But my question to you is, why did you like Baby Spice and not me more?”
She was referring to a confession by Stone in Entertainment Weekly that Baby Spice is actually her favorite Spice Girl, not Scary.
“Your punishment for that is: I want you to do a rendition of one of the Spice Girls songs,” Mel B demanded.
And Stone delivered! After some waffling on which Spice Girls hit she should choose, she eventually settled on the old standby “Wannabe” — and she absolutely killed it.