Emma Stone has spoken out about a moment with Hayden Panettiere, early in her career, which caused her to hit rock bottom, when she missed out on the role of Claire Bennet in Heroes (which brought Hayden to our attention as ‘The Cheerleader’).
Telling Vanity Fair of her audition experience for the role, Emma said, “I could hear that, in the other room, a girl had just gone in and they were saying, ‘You are our pick … On a scale of 1 to 10 you’re an 11. I went home and just had this meltdown.” Adding that she hit “rock bottom.”
However, she didn’t stay down for long and is now hounded by paparazzi. She revealed that one particular snapper has tried to make some bizarre deals with her. She said, “He stands up while I’m walking to my car and is like, ‘Hey, Emma! Listen, I’m going to delete these pics. Here’s my card. If you ever go to the beach with your friends or walk out of your house in your pyjamas, call me.’ He’s like, ‘But I’m deleting these pictures, see?’… These guys try to strike up a deal with you so you feel like they’re your friend. I didn’t even know that was a thing—that people would call them.”
It’s rumoured that Emma has found love with British actor Andrew Garfield, but she decided not to speak about it, saying, “Talking about this stuff is pretty new. The only solution I’ve come to when it comes to things like that—the health of my family or dating, really personal things—is not to talk about it.” Fair enough, but they do make a gorgeous couple!
We’re glad Emma is feeling perkier these days!