Emma Stone is on the cover of W Magazine’s February 2013 issue, which is fitting since it’s “The Movie Issue,” and Stone is a big movie star now. And also one of our favorites.
She had a few things to say about the Oscars, “Gangster Squad,” and demanding undergarments.
On being not-drunk at last year’s Oscars. Stone and Ben Stiller made quite the memorable duo when they presented an award together at the Oscars, leading some to believe she was a little intoxicated on stage, according to the star. “A lot of people thought it was something else: When I came offstage, they were saying, ‘You were so drunk!’ And I wasn’t. Not until after.”
On dealing with demanding undergarments in “Gangster Squad”: “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 the film that makes her tear up: “The end of City Lights makes me cry every time I see it — when Charlie Chaplin walks by the shop window and the once blind girl brings him a flower and pins it to his lapel. She’s always thought that he was a millionaire, but he was really a tramp. She feels his hand and says, ‘You?’ And he nods. He says, ‘You can see now?’ And she says, ‘Yes, I can see now.’ They cut back to his face, and he lights up like you’ve never seen. That last line — ‘Yes, I can see now’ — has so many meanings. It’s echoed in every great romantic movie since then and in every great moment of life.”
Stone is one of 32 actors featured in the mag’s “‘Best Performances” issue, shot by celebrity photographer Juergen Teller.