Here's why Emma Stone was 'overwhelmed' by Hollywood and moved to New York

27 January 2017 / 1 month 3 weeks ago

Emma Stone moved out of Hollywood in 2009 after she became "overwhelmed by the energy" of the city.

The 'La La Land' star opted to move to the East Coast in 2009 after becoming disillusioned by being so "surrounded" by the entertainment industry. 

She said: "I started to feel overwhelmed by the energy of Hollywood. I would go places, and all anybody could talk about was the entertainment industry. I just felt too surrounded by that ... Losing my anonymity after Easy A, it was like being 7 years old all over again. It terrified me."

And despite finding fame over 10 years ago, the 28-year-old actress admits she still struggles with parts of her job and admits she has to "breathe and get centred" before each interview.

She explained: "Before any interview, I have to sit with myself for five minutes and breathe and get centred because I get so nervous.

"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."

And the flame-haired beauty feels acting has helped keep her anxiety at bay.

She told the Hollywood Reporter magazine: "I think my parents saw that acting was the thing that made me fulfilled and happy."

Meanwhile, Emma is "honoured" that 'La La Land' received 14 Oscar nominations including one for herself in the Best Actress in a Lead Role category for her starring role as Mia in the romantic musical.

She added: "That kind of stuff is amazing and an honour and very crazy, but it's something that I can get into too much of a tizzy about. Although I did have a day in October when I got myself really freaked out."

 

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