Emma Stone’s full interview with W Magazine has finally released, a week after the cover released. In the interview, Stone talks about her extravagant Gangster Squad wardrobe, adding, “Those undergarments were pretty demanding. It’s time-consuming to put on a bustier and a little corset every day. But you’re immediately more poised than you would be in modern-day clothes. And it makes it easy to get into character."
She discusses other difficulties in shooting ‘Gangster Squad’, chief of which was the inability to make jokes; she says, “In real life, sometimes it’s uncomfortable for me not to go for the joke. I’ve been looking at that in myself lately. Often, joking for me is a way of diffusing the awkwardness of a situation, so it’s kind of exhilarating to be a part of projects where there’s nothing funny or lighthearted."
Stone also talks about the 2012 Oscars, where she also presented, saying, “At first, when you go to premieres and award shows, you’re thinking, How the hell am I here? All these people I’ve never met are here, and it’s so cool! And then, as time goes on, it’s a little bit like, Ah…it’s more like work. There are only a couple of events where I’ve truly felt, That was an awesome night—and the Oscars was one of them."
Stone adds that ‘City of Lights’ is one movie that always makes her cry, saying, “The end of City Lights makes me cry every time I see it—when Charlie Chaplin walks by the shop window and the once blind girl brings him a flower and pins it to his lapel. She’s always thought that he was a millionaire, but he was really a tramp. She feels his hand and says, 'You?' And he nods. He says, 'You can see now?' And she says, 'Yes, I can see now.' They cut back to his face, and he lights up like you’ve never seen. That last line—'Yes, I can see now'—has so many meanings. It’s echoed in every great romantic movie since then and in every great moment of life."