Emma Stone Talks Dropping Out of High School to Become Actress
Here’s what the 28-year-old La La Land star had to share with the mag:
On Oscar campaigning: “I’ve never been part of anything like it … This is a new world. I’m not complaining because I love this film — it’s fun to talk about it — but I’ve been doing interviews about this movie for almost six months.”
On dropping out of high school to become an actress: “It’s the last period of the day, and I have a revelation that I needed to move to Los Angeles as soon as possible because that’s where I needed to go. I know, it was crazy.”
On struggling with nervousness and shyness at an early age: “I think my parents saw that acting was the thing that made me fulfilled and happy.”
On meeting with director Damien Chazelle: “I was very sick. My voice was gone, and I was struggling to get through the shows — I was still doing Cabaret — and the idea of doing another musical was like, ‘You’ve got to be out of your mind.’ After Cabaret, I wasn’t sure I would ever sing or dance again.”
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