Actress Emma Stone likes to joke around in real life, but sometimes a serious movie is “exhilarating.”
The “Gangster Squad” actress graces the cover of W Magazine, and talked to Editor-at-Large Lynn Hirschberg about doing dramas.

Emma Stone Finds It Hard Not to Be Funny
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"In real life, sometimes it’s uncomfortable for me not to go for the joke,” said Stone. “I’ve been looking at that in myself lately. Often, joking for me is a way of diffusing the awkwardness of a situation, so it’s kind of exhilarating to be a part of projects where there’s nothing funny or lighthearted."

Stone also talked about what movie makes her cry. "The end of ‘City Lights’ makes me cry every time I see it -- when Charlie Chaplin walks by the shop window and the once blind girl brings him a flower and pins it to his lapel. She’s always thought that he was a millionaire, but he was really a tramp. She feels his hand and says, ‘You?’ And he nods. He says, ‘You can see now?’ And she says, ‘Yes, I can see now.’ They cut back to his face, and he lights up like you’ve never seen. That last line, ‘Yes, I can see now,’ has so many meanings. It’s echoed in every great romantic movie since then and in every great moment of life. "

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