Emma Stone on that time she auditioned for 'Heroes'
June 9th, 2011
02:44 PM ET

Emma Stone on that time she auditioned for 'Heroes'

Emma Stone may have played an outsider in “Easy A,” but the actress says that in real life, she didn't feel out of place growing up.

“I sucked my thumb until I was 11, so I had this expander in,” she reveals in the July issue of Elle magazine. “I was a good-looking kid. I never felt, like, dorky. I was just like, ‘Yup, these are my braces. I’ve had them forever.’”

The 22-year-old says she strives to be just as relatable on-screen.

“I like to look like a person,” she tells Elle. “It drives me crazy when you see women in movies playing teachers, and they have biceps. It totally takes me out of the movie. I start thinking, Wow, that actress playing this part really looks great!”

Stone's career has taken off in the past few years, with this summer's turn as Skeeter Phelan in the anticipated adaptation to the best-selling novel, “The Help,” on top of landing the part of Gwen Stacy in the upcoming “The Amazing Spider-Man” alongside Andrew Garfield.

“It’s so funny how different life could have been,” she says of how far she's come. “I went to so many auditions. I remember my audition for ‘Heroes.’ I went in right after Hayden Panettiere. Now here we are in this rented house. It feels like it just happened.”

But as open as she is about her day job, she’s not as forthcoming about her fizzled romance with Kieran Culkin, although she does say that she hasn't given up hope on finding love. Although it feels like celebrity relationships seem to come stamped with a swift expiration date, she’s looking on the bright side.

“There’s a fair amount that do work,” she tells Elle. “I’m optimistic.”

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  1. mike


    July 22, 2011 at 9:12 pm | Report abuse |
  2. herpderples

    Emma Stone is soooooooooooooooooooo hot!

    June 13, 2011 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Catherine in Tulsa

    You can tell from her teeth and the way that she speaks that she was a thumb sucker late in life. It's a shame her parents allowed it.

    June 13, 2011 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
  4. Ananimous

    Does she mingle and flirt with asians?

    June 12, 2011 at 6:06 pm | Report abuse |
  5. epona30

    Classy lady. Hope it stays that way.

    June 12, 2011 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
  6. ggipolty

    Sucking your thumb is what gave you the speech impediment. What did you start sucking at age 12?

    June 12, 2011 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  7. kaarthick

    I am a huge fan of her . I like her so much jobhungry.net means she. love it so much

    June 11, 2011 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Boof

    In my opinion, she's beautiful and talented. I'm a huge fan.

    June 10, 2011 at 10:11 am | Report abuse |
  9. T

    I agree that she looks better as a redhead and should be in the role of Mary Jane in the Spider-Man reboot, not as Gwen Stacy. I think that was a casting mistake but I will reserve opinion until I see the movie.

    June 10, 2011 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
  10. JW

    I missed the section in the book of life that said it was impossible for teachers to have biceps.

    June 9, 2011 at 8:18 pm | Report abuse |
  11. mominABQ

    I liked her in Superbad as Jules it wasn't the biggest part in the movie but i like her humor as well as Easy A. I will say though that she looks a thousand times better as a REDHEAD!!!

    June 9, 2011 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Nick

    I normally love her. I really liked her char in zombieland.....though it was too much/overacting in Easy A. It was "critically acclaimed" but I just felt it was too much. Maybe I like her more as the quite hot then the crazy weird. 🙂

    June 9, 2011 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Anthony Weiner

    Does anybody know what her twitter name is?

    June 9, 2011 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Chris L

    I wonder if she talks to people that doesn't have anything to do with films or acting?

    June 9, 2011 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Pliny

    Emma is one funny dame.

    Doo be doo be doo.

    June 9, 2011 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Mr. Ed

    W*tf these blogs are moving fast today.

    June 9, 2011 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
  17. San Jose

    She's a doll. She is super talented and funny... the best part is that it genuinely doesn't seem like it's gone to her head, and that's awesome.

    June 9, 2011 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
  18. @N

    dont lik her & harry potter sucks a$$!!!

    June 9, 2011 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
  19. nacho mama

    I adore this young lady and I do mean lady. Other Hollywood wannabees should take note.

    June 9, 2011 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |

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