Emma Stone Defends Weight, Praises Shailene Woodley

Emma vs. Jimmy
Emma Stone and Jimmy Fallon battle it out lip-synch style.
Emma Stone has been everywhere lately: obsessing over the Spice Girls, confessing her love for Andrew Garfield, promoting The Amazing Spider-Man 2… And taking some grief about her body image.

Yes, even someone as cool and beautiful as Emma Stone gets shit for the way she looks, and now she’s speaking out about it.

In an interview with USA Today the red headed actress admits to letting the internet get to her.

“I’ve seen a lot of commets that say, ‘Eat a sandwich’ or ‘She looks sick.’ I’ve been looking at myself in the mirror being mean to myself.  I’m not sick.  I eat sandwiches,” Stone explains.  “No way is it my intention to be a bad example.  That has been kind of bothering my lately.  I’ve shamed myself for it.  We shame each other online.  We’re always too skinny or too fat or too tall or too short.  They’re just confirming this feeling I have about myself.  I’m trying to figure my body out.  It bothers me because I care so much about young girls.  We’re all shaming ourselves, and it sucks.”

But instead of shaming herself anymore, she’s been working on eliminating the negative talk from her life completely.

“When I make a comment about someone or I choose to gossip about someone and speculate about their body or their life or their face, it’s usually a reflection of something I’m feeling myself.  That has become ingrained in me. I’m trying to eliminate the gossip from my own life,” she says.

Thus, Stone tries to surround herself with more positive, confident women like Shailene Woodley.

“She feels good about herself,” Emma says of the Divergent star. “I like being around women like that.”

As for the future, the world is Emma’s oyster.

“What I would like to do is try lots of things.  When I first started out, there was no real plan.  I still don’t have a plan,”she confesses. “All of this has been really wild, doing things like Spider-Man.  I’m still finding my footing and figuring out what it really is that makes me the happiest.”

Keep doing you, Emma!  That’s why we love ya!