Emma Stone has revealed how panic attacks crippled her childhood and left her not wanting to leave the house at the age of eight.
'The Amazing Spider-Man' actress has been promoting her latest movie with her boyfriend, and Spidey himself, Andrew Garfield, and during the interview with Vogue, the 23-year-old spoke of her attacks.
"I was just kind of immobilised by it. I didn't want to go to my friends' houses or hang out with anybody, and nobody really understood."
According to the actress, comic acting and years of therapy helped her overcome the fears and anxiety.
At the age of 14, Emma gave her parents a presentation that helped convince them to let her drop out of high school so that she could begin to audition for Hollywood roles.
"[Being on stage] gave me a sense of purpose,” she explained. “I wanted to make people laugh. Comedy was my sport. It taught me how to roll with the punches. Failure is the exact same as success when it comes to comedy, because it just keeps coming. It never stops."
Even while she was filming 'The Amazing Spider-Man' Emma had to use baking to overcome her anxiety.
"I think I felt really out of control of my surroundings. I was just baking all the time. It seemed like it made me feel, if I put these in, I'll know what the outcome is."
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