May 7th, 2014
10:30 AM ET
Emma Stone is quickly becoming one of Woody Allen's favorite stars to work with.
According to Variety, the actress has signed on to the filmmaker's upcoming project that already stars Joaquin Phoenix.
Details on Allen's new project are slim, but he is expected to write, direct and produce the film as he has in the past. Like a lot of filmmakers, Allen's also known to repeatedly work with certain actors, and it looks like Stone might be joining that league.
This summer the 25-year-old will star in Allen's "Magic in the Moonlight," a romantic comedy about an Englishman called in to suss out a possible swindle. The movie opens on July 25, meaning we'll get a double dose of Stone in theaters: she's also currently starring in "The Amazing Spider-Man 2."
With that many irons in the fire comes a lot of scrutiny, and Stone has recently felt her share of criticism over her weight. As she told Seventeen.com, she's had to defend herself from those who claim she's unhealthily thin.
“It can be really challenging in today's world for anyone - especially girls and women - to feel good about their bodies ... I've seen articles or comments that have addressed my weight, or ‘caving to pressure to be thin,'" Stone 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 when completely untrue statements are made about me or my health, of course a part of me wants to defend."
The important thing to do in those moments, Stone continued, "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. 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.”
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