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Exclusive: Billie Jean King grills Emma Stone on how she prepared to play Billie Jean King

Wheels within wheels. Echoes of echoes. Emma Stone recently sat down with former World No. 1 professional tennis player Billie Jean King to… discuss what it was like playing former World No. 1 professional tennis player Billie Jean King.

Our heads are spinning at the  implications of what this all means.

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“What’s great about not having been an athlete and then learning the mentality of an athlete ,” says Stone about her role in the upcoming drama Battle of the Sexes, “is that a lot of the emotional and mental preparation comes out through the physicality… I didn’t realize how much that was going to play into it.”

Watch the exclusive clip below:

Battle of the Sexes hits theaters in select cities September 22, and nationwide September 29.

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