Emma Stone Sounds So, So Relatable Opening Up About Her Anxiety


Some believe personal issues should remain as such, but Emma Stone faces them head on with candor.

While we're quick to put celebrities on a pedestal and glamorize their lives, they do experience similar hardships as the rest of us.


Chrissy Tegien has discussed her infertility, while Selena Gomez responded to critics who weren't in favor of "13 Reasons Why" and its depiction of suicide. Now it's Stone's turn to let it all out.

You'd never guess the "La La Land" actress, who won an Oscar at a mere 28-years-old for her role in the film, once believed she'd never live a so-called normal life.

Stone revealed in an exclusive interview with People,

I truly, as a kid, did not think I would ever be able to move away from home or be apart from people I had separation anxiety with.

In a new campaign with Child Mind Institute, a nonprofit that helps children with mental health and learning disorders, Stone and other celebs, including Michael Phelps and Jesse Eisenberg, are attempting to diminish the negative stigma.


Stone continued,

I didn't want to go to my friends' houses or hang out with anybody, and nobody really understood.
Sometimes while it's happening, like while I'm in a phase of big turmoil, it feels like it's never gonna end — but it does.

According to People, she's also previously mentioned in her Vogue cover story last year that she used to get panic attacks. Now, she attempts to overcome them with meditation (and at one time improv classes).

Perhaps what's so refreshing is Stone's ability to just admit her flaws, rather than cover them up.

"If you speak up, if you get a diagnosis and if you get treatment, your life can be as full and as productive as anyone's," Dr. Harold S. Koplewicz, head of the Child Mind Institute campaign, revealed to People.

And according to a recent study, a little worrying is actually good for you... but not too much. If you are experiencing too much, it's better to admit it and correct it than hide it.

Props to you, Emma, for keeping it real.

Citations: Emma Stone Gets Candid About Her Anxiety: I Never Thought I'd Ever Be Able to Move Away from Home (People)