Emma Stone ate 60 Portuguese tarts on the set of Poor Things and it made her "really want to puke".

The 35-year-old actress has been nominated for an Oscar for her role as Bella — who is essentially an infant in an adult’s body who goes about discovering the world — and Stone has opened up about the challenges she faced on set, revealing scoffing sweet treats was even more difficult than filming the movie’s sex scenes because they were so well co-ordinated.

During a panel at the Celebration of the Nominees for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures in Los Angeles over the weekend, she explained her struggle, telling the audience: “The sexuality of Bella ... the way that that was going to be shot and how we were going to do it and our incredible intimacy coordinator and our closed sets and all of that.”

“In some ways, that was the easiest part because that was choreographed,” Stone said. “Those were quick. We knew exactly what we were doing. Figuring out how to walk or eat 60 Portuguese tarts, which the first bite is delicious, but by the end you really want to puke.”


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Stone went on to add: “Or her seeing death and decay for the first time, much more challenging than the nudity, which is the only thing people want to seem to ask me about.”

Stone is nominated for the Best Actress Academy Award for the role, and she will face competition from Annette Bening (Nyad), Lily Gladstone (Killers of the Flower Moon), Sandra Huller (Anatomy of a Fall) and Carey Mulligan (Maestro).

The winner will be decided at the upcoming 96th Academy Awards which take place at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on March 10.

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