Emma Stone is magical. I friggin’ love that girl on and off-screen.
The Arizona-raised star covers the February issue of W Magazine, and talked about everything from getting into character to play a struggling actress in the 40s, to how a joke can diffuse pretty much any tense situation.
On playing a lady of yesteryear: “Those undergarments were pretty demanding. It’s time-consuming to put on a bustier and a little corset every day. But you’re immediately more poised than you would be in modern-day clothes. And it makes it easy to get into character.”
On always needing to tickle a funny bone: “In real life, sometimes it’s uncomfortable for me not to go for the joke. I’ve been looking at that in myself lately. Often, joking for me is a way of diffusing the awkwardness of a situation, so it’s kind of exhilarating to be a part of projects where there’s nothing funny or lighthearted.”
On attending last year’s Oscars for the first time: “At first, when you go to premieres and award shows, you’re thinking, How the hell am I here? All these people I’ve never met are here, and it’s so cool! And then, as time goes on, it’s a little bit like, Ah…it’s more like work. There are only a couple of events where I’ve truly felt, That was an awesome night—and the Oscars was one of them.”