The always wonderful Emma Stone did an interview with Interview magazine this month that reminds me once again why I love her so much. She never fails to come off as down-to-earth, genuine and another synonym for real. I find that other Hollywood starlets always seem to be searching for a way to sound super honest without revealing anything about themselves that’s in any way damaging. Their embarrassing stories always sounds fantastic and their awkward moment confessions always feature an A-list star.
She closes the menu and says to me, “I don’t even know why I looked, I always get the same thing here. A triple-patty bacon cheeseburger with onion rings, french fries and a stick of butter.” I look at her as she places her order. “Your trainer must hate you!” I say in disbelief that this emaciated actress just ordered an artery-clogging burger that’s actually called The Artery Clogger on the menu. She blushes and then giggles self-counciously. “Actually,” she says, “this is so embarassing, but I don’t have a trainer. No matter how much I eat I never gain weight. George Clooney didn’t believe me until I ate an entire roast pig by myself at his annual exclusive luau in Lake Como.”
Emma Stone, on the other hand, says that for the most part she’s herself during interviews. While she’s not divulging her deepest, darkest secrets she’s showing her true personality. And because the personality she always shows in these interviews comes off as so awesome and fun, I choose to believe her.
In general I get nervous when I do print interviews because I know that whatever I say is going to be shown through the lens of whomever I’m talking to. So I’ve read a lot of different versions of myself—and all of them are true because it’s all opinion and they’re as accurate as it can ever be. But I don’t think that I’ve been deft at hiding parts of my personality. I have not mentioned parts of my life, for sure—although I have talked about my childhood more now and anxiety and that side of myself. I don’t think that people would expect that I would have panic attacks . . . Or I don’t know if they would, because I don’t know what people expect of me. I have no idea.
In fact, after saying that she confesses that she took her first break-up hard. It sounds just as horrible as Tumblr always makes it sound. And considering she was 14 and in the throes of teenage angst, it sounds pretty realistic. Especially if she took a moment from being miserable every few hours to update her Xanga status.
CROWE: What was your first heartbreak like?
STONE: I was crawling on the floor. I remember throwing up.
CROWE: On the spot? Or thinking about it later?
STONE: Like, within the hour. I remember being on the floor . . . I have never felt anything quite like that. It was so visceral. It’s like someone has killed you and you have to live through it and watch it happen . . . It was awful.
Throwing up. That’s something celebrities rarely bring up on interviews. Usually bodily functions don’t make it into print for Hollywood starlets on the rise. But not every starlet’s Emma Stone.
Luckily for us, we can rest easy knowing that Emma Stone’s dating Andrew Garfield right now. And if he’s smart, he’s not breaking up with her, ever.