Emma Stone Opens Up About Her Lifelong Struggle with Anxiety
"I still have anxiety to this day."
Emma Stone is currently traveling the country promoting her new film Battle of the Sexes, and she's been opening up about some battles of her own. While visiting The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, the Oscar-winner revealed that she's been living with anxiety since she was a little girl.
"I was a very, very, very anxious child, and I had a lot of panic attacks," she told Colbert, adding that her parents did their best to give her the help she needed. "I benefited in a big way from therapy," she continued. "I started at 7."
Later in the show, Colbert pulled out a drawing that Stone did to illustrate her anxiety. "It's really great artistry," she joked. "This is anxiety here," she continued, pointing at a mangled green figure. "It's a little green monster that looks a little bit, as someone backstage said, (like) a uterus with some ovaries. But I didn't mean for it to be hormonally related in any way. Like I said, I was 9."
As for Stone, her anxiety has become a part of her adulthood and is something she deals with every day. "It has always been something that I've lived with and it flares up in big ways at different times in my life," she said. "Sometimes while it's happening, like while I'm in a phase of big turmoil, it feels like it's never gonna end, but it does-something acting has helped me overcome. I mean, I still have anxiety to this day, not panic attacks-knock on wood."
Watch her entire heart-to-heart with Colbert in the video below: