â€œI micro-manage,â€ Emma Stone tells Vanity Fair writer Alexandra Wolfe. â€œI think Iâ€™m a Type A personality whoâ€™s trying to convince herself sheâ€™s Type B,â€ the actress says, admitting that she still lays out her clothes and sets her coffee-maker for the morning the night before. Stone, who confesses she was nervous for her V.F. bikini cover shot, saying, â€œI usually wear a one-piece,â€ jokes that her only vices are sugar, wine, and black-tar heroin. â€œThatâ€™s pretty much it, the heroin, the sugar, and the wineâ€”nothing too crazy.â€
â€œSometimes people recognize me,â€ Stone says of her public profile, â€œbut theyâ€™re more like, â€˜Oh, hey!â€™â€ As Stoneâ€™s star rises, howeverâ€”the actress will appear in The Help, Friends with Benefits, and Crazy, Stupid, Love this summerâ€”so does the presence of the paparazzi. â€œHe stands up while Iâ€™m walking to my car and is like, â€˜Hey, Emma! Listen, Iâ€™m going to delete these pics. Hereâ€™s my card,â€ Stone recalls of a recent encounter with a paparazzo. â€œâ€˜If you ever go to the beach with your friends or walk out of your house in your pajamas, call me.â€™â€ Stone, confused, refused his card. â€œHeâ€™s like, â€˜But Iâ€™m deleting these pictures, see?â€™ â€¦ These guys try to strike up a deal with you so you feel like theyâ€™re your friend. I didnâ€™t even know that was a thingâ€”that people would call them.â€
Stone, who rarely tweets and shut off her Facebook account after she â€œgot addicted to FarmVille,â€ admits to Wolfe that she is still grappling with certain aspects of being in the public eyeâ€”dating, for one. â€œTalking about this stuff is pretty new,â€ Stone, who wonâ€™t say if she is single or not, says of being asked by the press about her personal life. The actress concludes that â€œthe only solution Iâ€™ve come to when it comes to things like thatâ€”the health of my family or dating, really personal thingsâ€”is not to talk about it.â€
As for the pressure in Hollywood to stay thin, while Stone allows that â€œIâ€™m definitely more conscious of it as Iâ€™ve gotten older,â€ she says that she has not succumbed to extreme celebrity fad diets. â€œThat diet, have you seen it?â€ Stone asks of the popular trainer to the stars Tracy Andersonâ€™s recommended diet. â€œItâ€™s like: Eat this diet, which is a palm-size piece of chicken and some beans, and work out two hours a day for the rest of your life.â€ The actress, who rock-climbs at Chelsea Piers in New York City, even admits that weight training and Pilates with Spider-Man co-star Andrew Garfield â€œbrings out anger in me.â€
Before her breakout role in Superbad, Stone had dropped out of high school and moved to Los Angeles to pursue her dream of acting, enrolling in online classes and working part-time at a dog bakery. â€œI think three people called my specific cookies inedible to their dogs,â€ Stone said with a laugh. â€œIâ€™m not a super-talented dog baker.â€ Stone, however, insists she has no regrets. â€œI did Superbad in what wouldâ€™ve been my senior year,â€ she says. â€œI was playing a senior, and had I graduated I wouldâ€™ve missed that opportunity, and had I missed that opportunity I wouldnâ€™t be here right now.â€
Stone tells Wolfe that she still remembers what she considers her hardest Hollywood moment, an audition for NBCâ€™s Heroes. â€œI could hear that, in the other room, a girl had just gone in and they were saying, â€˜You are our pick â€¦ On a scale of 1 to 10 youâ€™re an 11,â€™â€ Stone recalls, before Hayden Panettiereâ€”who ended up with the role of Claire Bennetâ€”walked out of the room. â€œI went home and just had this meltdown,â€ Stone says, calling the experience â€œrock bottom.â€
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