Emma Stone Is Shy, Panicky, and Phobic

I haven’t seen La La Land. I never care to see La La Land. But it’s going to win a bunch of Oscars because Hollywood loves itself more than anything. And this scares Emma Stone.

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Stone revealed that she suffers from shyness and panic attacks.

Stone had been a nervous child from early on, prone to panic attacks and debilitating shyness. “It’s just the way I’m wired,” she says with a shrug. Her parents put her into therapy at 7, which helped.

“Losing my anonymity after Easy A, it was like being 7 years old all over again,” she says. “It terrified me.”

Also, she isn’t all that crazy about talking to journalists. “Before any interview, I have to sit with myself for five minutes and breathe and get centered because I get so nervous,” she confesses. “Interviews are kind of like therapy, except all your answers are being written down and printed. I always want to be on the other side of it. I don’t want to be deconstructed for millions. I’d rather do the deconstructing.”

I’d gladly switch places with you, Emma. Trust me, the pay cut won’t be worth it.

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