Do you know Jesse Eisenberg and I both had our first panic attack at 8?” she says. “We found that out on ‘Zombieland’ and bonded immediately. But yeah, I had separation anxiety, I worried my house was going to burn down, I was wringing my hands all the time, and so my parents took me to a therapist. And so I was figuring things out and something happened where I just thought, okay, all right, I want to act.
“And that [improv] changed my anxiety forever,” Stone says. “Forever. You know how sports teach kids teamwork, and how to be strong and brave and confident? Improv was my sport. I learned how to not waffle and how to hold a conversation, how to take risks and actually be excited to fail. It taught me so much, and helped me overcome so much. And I realized, okay, this is my job.”
“She’s just like me where she takes her job seriously but she likes to be involved in things which are funny,” says Eisenberg. “Emma’s naturally very, very funny. But when she does come up with something funny, it’s never at the expense of the character’s authenticity.””—Star-Ledger (via didyoublush)