Emma Stone recently made her debut as Sally Bowles in Cabaret on Broadway and has revealed that she has wanted to play the part since childhood.

The 26-year-old star has replaced Michelle Williams in the production and told Vanity Fair: "I've wanted to play Sally Bowles since I was 10, and saw Natasha Richardson in Cabaret."

She continued: "I don't think I've ever been so truly obsessed with a character or a story. I can't believe it's actually happening. Rob Marshall [co-director with Sam Mendes] said to me that Sally is like Hamlet for women."

Stone's co-star Alan Cumming added: "It's unusual for young actresses to get such completeness in a role. Sally is vulnerable, tragic, funny, unlikable, heartbreaking. And then she gets whacked across the face with an epiphany."