Emma Stone Addresses Her 'Too Skinny' Criticisms
By ANTOINETTE BUENO
May 06, 2014
It turns out even the beautiful Emma Stone has body concerns.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 star, 25, recently opened up to Seventeen.com about "body confidence," and she acknowledged some people's criticism that she's too skinny.
"I've seen articles or comments that have addressed my weight, or 'caving to pressure to be thin,'" she admitted. "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."
Though her fans need not worry – she clarified that she is in fact healthy.
"Thing is, people have a right to imagine what they want to imagine. 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."
But she does admit that the comments do get to her at times.
"Sometimes it's really easy to shrug it off and other times, things have pinched more," she said. "I'm actively working hard on learning to appreciate yourself no matter what. If what someone else says can easily derail you, it means your sense of self isn't that firmly established in the first place. ... People insult each other based on their own insecurities -- even though it may feel personal, it really never is. Really. Seriously."
Click here to read more of Emma's candid interview with Seventeen.