With a slew of interviews on her plate, and a busy schedule promoting three new films, Friends With Benefits, that just hit theaters as well as Crazy Stupid Love (July 29th), and her most recent The Help (Aug. 10th), Emma Stone is one busy actress, who says she is holding “her fame at arm’s length.”
Even if the star of Easy A had time to mull over her almost over-night success, it looks like she would rather not face her rising popularity in Hollywood just yet. “I haven’t really given myself time or space to examine all of this because I don’t think it’s a good idea to,” she says. “You have to hold it lightly. You have to be like, ‘This is gonna go away.’ Because it will. After these movies come out, these questions will stop, and I’ll be like, ‘What happened?”
Instead of worrying over her popularity among the masses, Stone seems to be more concerned about growing as a performer, and a person, and starring in director Tate Taylor’s The Help appears to be a stepping stone to her journey.
Opening up to The L.A. Times, Stone says that playing the more serious role of her character Eugenia ‘Skeeter’ Phelan “made me feel like I don’t need to be afraid anymore — afraid of relying on a joke,” she admits. “My whole life, that’s been the way I relate to people. ‘Oh, let’s hope I can make them laugh at some point, otherwise — I don’t know.’ I was always the ham. There’s been an element of playing to my strengths. This was exciting, because it made me feel like I could be part of something that I wasn’t necessarily comfortable doing before.”
So who does the soon to be star of The Amazing Spiderman talk to about life in the business, and how to “navigate her career?” Who better than seasoned actress, and her co-star, Julianne Moore of Crazy Stupid Love. “I was asking her about how to make choices. Like, ‘What do you do when people tell you that you should be thinking one way, but you’re inherently thinking another way?'” she says. “Those are the kind of people that I like talking to. And if you have the opportunity to — why not? What are they gonna say, ‘You’re such an idiot, asking me how I turned out so great?'”
via LA Times