You better knock, knock on wood.
Why? Well, because today we're looking back on the iconic the teen comedy Easy A. The hit film starred Emma Stone as Olive Penderghast, a 17-year-old girl that lets a lie spiral out of control in order to increase her notoriety at school. Partially inspired by Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlett Letter, Stone's Olive finds herself getting ostracized and decides to stitch a red A into provocative clothing.
Along the way, Olive becomes closer with her longtime crush, the school's mascot "Woodchuck" Todd (played by Penn Badgley). The cast also includes Amanda Bynes as Marianna Bryant, Dan Byrd as Brandon, Aly Michalka as Rhiannon Abernathy, Thomas Haden Church as Mr. Griffith and others.
Easy A was made on a budget of $8 million and made its world premiere at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival. Six days later, it opened in theaters, making back double the budget by the end of the opening weekend.
"I kind of pushed them to let me be the first person to audition for it," Stone told E! News back in the day. "Needless to say, they auditioned a lot of people for it. So, I was very lucky that they gave me a chance to do it."
While the film had a star-studded cast, Stone was the breakout star, earning a Golden Globe nomination for her work. But a lot has happened in the 10 years since its premiere. Now, in honor of her birthday November 6, take a closer look at the cast then and now.
This story was originally published on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020 at 2:26 p.m. PT.