Most actors see biopics as pretty challenging —instead of building a character from nothing, they have to depict a version of a real person on screen. Bringing someone else's story to life is a big responsibility, and most actors take it really seriously. Here are 19 actors hanging out with the very real people they played in movies and on TV.
1. Emma Stone and Billie Jean King
Stone played King in Battle of the Sexes in 2017.
The 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs became the most watched televised sports event of all time. Trapped in the media glare, King and Riggs were on opposites sides of a binary argument, but off-court each was fighting more personal and complex battles. With her husband urging her to fight for equal pay, the private King was also struggling to come to terms with her own sexuality, while Riggs gambled his legacy and reputation in a bid to relive the glories of his past.
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