Emma Stone posed for photographer Juergen Teller for the cover of W's February Best Performances issue. She's been in the spotlight promoting Gangster Squad, which hit theaters last week, and made an early-morning appearance to announce the Academy Award nominations before the movie's release. In the magazine, Emma opened up about how hard it is for her to be serious in real life and shared her reaction to attending the Oscars. Here's more from Emma Stone in W magazine:
- On taking on more serious roles: "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 getting dressed up to play a gangster: "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."
- On going to the Oscars: "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."