Back in April, it was reported that 26-year-old Stone and her 31-year-old longtime boyfriend were “taking a break” from their relationship. But, then Stone was spotted carrying a shopping bag with his name on it just days later.
Then in May, the pair was photographed grocery shopping together. So, what’s the deal? Stone just opened about the rumors in the July/August issue of the Wall Street Journal Magazine, and it sounds like the rumors were just that, rumors. “See, I never talk about this stuff for this exact reason—because it’s all so speculative and baseless,” Stone explained. “Once you start responding—once you’re like, ‘No, that’s not true’—then they’re like, ‘Well, if we push enough, we’ll get a comment, so let’s see what else we can make up.’ I understand the interest in it completely, because I’ve had it, too. But it’s so special to me that it never feels good to talk about, so I just continually don’t talk about it.”
About that shopping bag thing, Stone knows she totally could’ve turned the bag over so photographers couldn’t see “ANDREW GARFIELD” written on it. “Yeah,” Stone told the magazine. “When I picked up the bag, I was like, ‘This is kind of funny if there are any [paparazzi] out there.’ There’s probably some rebelliousness that comes out in me after all these stories and people texting you for weeks about something that, for the most part, is not true. But even when it’s false, I would rather just let it be false.”
One thing that Stone was willing to talk about in great detail? The Sony hacking scandal. Stone’s phone number and email address were published on WikiLeaks, and Stone made a very quick decision that she seems to now regret. “I did one of the worst things ever, which was react really quickly,” she explained. “I was getting all these emails and texts from people I didn’t know—‘Hi, I’m Joe from the U.K. I like your movies’—and I was so overwhelmed that I went to my in-box and I deleted all my emails. In about a 30-second span, I hit ‘Select All’ and ‘Delete Forever,’ and thousands of emails, like six years of emails, are now gone forever. I was just so freaked out that someone was in there.”
Though her account was hacked, it was still a traumatic experience for Stone. “It was horrible. I cried for like an hour. Most of the emails I’m mourning I can still talk to the person and get them back. But there’s others where the person is actually gone. It really sucks.”
In the interview, Stone also revealed that she passed on the upcoming Ghostbusters reboot. “The script was really funny,” she explained. “It just didn’t feel like the right time for me. A franchise is a big commitment—it’s a whole thing. I think maybe I need a minute before I dive back into that water.”
Here’s a video of Stone playing a game of this or that with the WSJ. Gosling or Bradley Cooper? Who does she chose? Watch the video to find out!