Emma Stone’s W Magazine Spread Is Confusing, Unflattering

Star promotes “Gangster Squad,” talks serious vs. funny in real life

By Elena Gorgan on January 19th, 2013 10:08 GMT

Emma Stone is perhaps one of the most appreciated actresses of the young generation, winning over critics and fans with every new movie she puts out. However, you’d barely be able to recognize her if you picked up the latest issue of W Magazine.

Though she broke into the spotlight as a sweet and funny redhead, Emma is now going as a blonde, which is actually a shade lighter than her natural color.

Partly because of that but mostly because of the way she’s photographed, she comes across in the latest W issue as the long-lost sister of the Fanning sisters, the Huffington Post notes.

At worst, she could be mistaken for any of the heroin chic models of the ‘90s.

However, Emma makes up for the unflattering photospread in the interview.

She talks about “Gangster Squad” and the role she plays in it, that of a wannabe actress who fell for mafia boss Mickey Cohen but also for a rookie cop, she talks about the Oscars and she talks about how she’s always struggling not to crack jokes in the most serious situations.

“In real life, sometimes it’s uncomfortable for me not to go for the joke. I’ve been looking at that in myself lately,” Emma confesses.

“Often, joking for me is a way of diffusing the awkwardness of a situation, so it’s kind of exhilarating to be a part of projects where there’s nothing funny or lighthearted,” she adds.

She also talks about last year’s Oscars, when she was up on stage to present an award, and notes that she’s not really a fan of big red carpet events, the Academy Awards being the only exception.

“At first, when you go to premieres and award shows, you’re thinking, How the hell am I here? All these people I’ve never met are here, and it’s so cool! And then, as time goes on, it’s a little bit like, Ah… it’s more like work. There are only a couple of events where I’ve truly felt, That was an awesome night – and the Oscars was one of them,” Emma says.

Her full interview – and more confusing pics – are available here.
Emma Stone strikes an awkward pose for the latest issue of W
   Emma Stone strikes an awkward pose for the latest issue of W
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