Emma Stone Sexes Things Up For ‘Interview,’ Calls John Candy Her Acting Hero [PHOTOS]

August 27th, 2012 // Leave a Comment

In the September issue of Interview magazine, actress Emma Stone opens up about what and who shaped her acting career, past relationships and what it was like to present at the Oscars.

Here are some highlights from the interview.

On how her parents love of comedy played a big part in shaping her persona.
“He [her father] runs a general contracting company, and on the walls of his office he has all of these black-and-white stills from comedies. Gilda, Bill Murray, Steve Martin, Gene Wilder — those were the people I grew up loving. John Candy might be my acting hero. He’s … someone who can find the humor in the dramatic moments … I’d love to be that kind of an actor. Gene Wilder is that way, too. Gilda was that way. Steve Martin . . . The funniest ones are.

More from Emma, including the breakup that made her vomit. 

On how she felt just before going on stage to present with Ben Stiller at the Oscars.
“That I’m about to go on stage at the Oscars with Ben Stiller. That’s what I’m thinking,” Stone says. “The second I walked out it felt like being in a sketch comedy show when I was 12 on my youth-theater stage again, and I wasn’t scared anymore. But before that, the anticipation was so great.

“Then I just realized, ‘It’s just like everything else, man.’ My great goal in life is to try to remember that everything is of equal value. That moment was no greater than any of my moments walking out on stage in my youth theater as a kid. It felt the exact same way — and it should feel the exact same way . . . But then you do have the moment when you look out and you’re like, “Holy shit. It’s Meryl Streep.”

On how she dealt with a particularly hard breakup.
“I was crawling on the floor. I remember throwing up. 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.”

The issue of Interview magazine is on newsstands tomorrow.

By Michael Prieve
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