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Ken Jennings Responds After Emma Stone Reveals It's Her 'Dream' To Be On Regular 'Jeopardy!'

Stone recently said she wants to be on 'Jeopardy!' not 'Celebrity Jeopardy!' after applying every June—and Jennings confirmed on 'Live with Kelly and Mark' that the show 'would take her in a heartbeat.'

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Actor Emma Stone recently said it's her dream to appear on regular Jeopardy!—not Celebrity Jeopardy!, thank you very much—and revealed she applies when applications open every June.

And now host Ken Jennings confirmed that the show "would take her in a heartbeat."

Earlier this month, Stone told Varietyshe's not aiming for the celebrity edition but rather the fiercely competitive regular competition, where everyday contestants vie for glory and intellectual supremacy, saying:

"I don’t want to go on 'Celebrity Jeopardy!'. I want to earn my stripes. You can only take the test once a year with your email address, and I’ve never gotten on the show."
"I watch it every single night and I mark down how many answers I get right. I swear, I could go on 'Jeopardy!'."

You can hear what she said in the video below.

Jennings, who achieved fame as one of the show's most successful contestants, recently acknowledged Stone's persistent pursuit of her dream.

During an appearance on Live With Kelly and Mark, Jennings praised Stone for continuing to apply for the show despite the years that have passed, and confirmed the show would love to have her on, remarking:

“I really admire the celebrities for putting themselves out there, because I think people think it’s going to be like the ‘SNL’ sketch, and it’s gonna be remedial-level ‘Jeopardy!’ No, this is legit ‘Jeopardy!’ that we make these stars play, and they are really good sports.”
“She doesn’t want to be on ‘Celebrity,’ she wants to be on real, original recipe ‘Jeopardy!' And that’s a hard show. We would take her in a heartbeat.”

You watch Jennings' interview in the video below.

Ken Jennings Thinks Emma Stone Would Be Good on

Judging by the social media reactions, it's clear a prospective Stone appearance on the show has a lot of support.

We eagerly await the day Stone graces the Jeopardy! stage, but for now she's receiving praise for other reasons.

Earlier this morning, Stone received Best Picture and Best Actress Academy Award nominations for her work on Poor Things, her second collaboration with director Yorgos Lanthimos, who previously directed her in The Favourite, for which she received a nomination for Best Supporting Actress.

Stone is a favorite to win the coveted award but faces fierce competition from Lily Gladstone for her performance in Killers of the Flower Moon. If Gladstone emerges victorious, she will be the first Native American woman to win a competitive Oscar.