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.
"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. "