Emma Stone Opens Up About How Her 20s Prepared Her For 30
Jennifer Lawrence interviewed Emma Stone for the ‘Elle’ September issue. In an introspective look at Stone’s life, she opened up about how her experiences shaped her.
By WKBW on August 15, 2018
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Elle invited Jennifer Lawrence to interview cover girl Emma Stone for its September issue.
With her 30th birthday approaching in November, Stone opened up about how the experiences in her 20s shaped her. For one, the actress certainly feels more confident in herself and her decisions. Particularly, choosing friendships to carry on with her into the next phase of her life is vital.
“I think friendship is pretty much everything,” Stone said. “Here’s another turning-30 thing I’ve realized: You pick your family. You realize that your friendships, the people who go with you into these next phases of your life— you’re choosing your family.”
In combination with her rise to fame and her parents’ divorce, Stone’s 20s were tumultuous. She felt that her protective layer “totally shattered” and struggled to find herself.
“The structure of my life shifted so much that I didn’t know how to relate to this new version, you know?” she elaborated. “My parents got divorced, and I went through this stuff with my career really starting. It all happened at once.”
A huge comfort in getting older that it “crystallizes your life,” although, now Stone wonders “What do I actively want as an adult?”
The actress’ focus is “personal and less professional now,” including thinking about marriage and kids more seriously. “My perspective about kids has changed as I’ve gotten older,” she said. “I never babysat or anything. As a teenager, I was like, ‘I’m never getting married, I’m never having kids.’ And then I got older and I was like, ‘I really want to get married, I really want to have kids.'”
The most significant thing Stone is remembering as she moves forward is learning to let go. “It’s less thinking about the next 10 years and what needs to happen, and just sort of relaxing into what will be instead of trying to control the outcome.”
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