Oh, Emma Stone, how we love thee.
The “Amazing Spider-Man 2” star opened up to Seventeen.com about body issues, dealing with haters and female empowerment. Looking at her, you would never guess that she has had to worry about her appearance — she’s absolutely gorgeous. But, Stone says that everyone, including herself, can be super critical about what we see in the mirror. She also has to deal with the haters who are constantly commenting on her weight. “I’ve seen articles or comments that have addressed my weight, or ‘caving to pressure to be thin,'” she said. “Keeping weight on is a struggle for me— especially when I’m under stress, and especially as I’ve gotten older. That’s the way my genes have decided to go, and things will change as time goes on, as does everything.”
So how does she keep her head above water? Some positive reinforcement does the trick. “My job at those moments is to tell myself the truth. Am I taking care of myself in a healthy way? Am I respecting myself and being responsible? And over and over, I answer yes to that question,” she said. “Then I remind myself to be kind to myself, and as slightly ridiculous as it may sound, to treat myself in the same gentle way I’d want to treat a daughter of mine. It really helps.”
Bravo, Emma! Bravo! Head over to Seventeen.com for the full interview with Stone.