The star opens up in a May cover story for Interview with Diane Keaton

By Adam Carlson
Updated May 11, 2015 08:30 AM
Credit: Craig McDean for Interview

Considering that they’re both Woody Allen stars, there’s maybe no one better to interview Emma Stone than Diane Keaton – which is exactly what Keaton does in the May issue of Interview.

The two actresses sat down to discuss Stone’s fans, her opinions on beauty and her relationship with Andrew Garfield.

(The interview was conducted in March, before the couple went on a break from their relationship.)

Here the highlights from the Keaton-Stone interview. (And yes, Stone, 26, has found 69-year-old Keaton’s Pinterest board.)

On Andrew Garfield

Keaton: “Andrew Garfield said, ‘Working with Emma was like diving into a thrilling, twisting river [Stone laughs] and never holding on to the sides. From the start. To the end. Spontaneous. In the moment. Present. Terrifying. Vital. The only way acting with someone should be.’ My God. I mean, what did you feel when you heard such a dream-come-true observation?”

Stone: “He is such a poet. [laughs] But that’s the way he writes in general. So I hear it and of course my heart swells up. And I also know that he writes things like that on a daily basis. [laughs]”

Keaton: “No way.”

Stone: “Yes, he does. He’s so poetic.”

On beauty

Keaton: “So, Emma, look. The way I see it is, you’re unconventionally beautiful.”

Stone: “Ooh.”

Keaton: “And I consider things like complexity and a certain kind of off-kilter aspect to a person as important components of beauty. But when you think of beauty, how do you define it?”

Stone: “Our tastes are pretty similar. Based on your book and what I’ve seen on your Pinterest board. [laughs]”

Keaton: “Oh my God.”

Stone: “The more unique the better. When you feel that a person is being true to how they want to look or what their face is, I think there’s something about the acceptance of oneself that I can feel from people. That tends to be what I’m attracted to.”

On her fans

Stone: “I know what it is to be a fan. But I don’t think I’ve ever really considered the idea of having fans. I think I’m always sort of ducking that, thinking it’s more about the work […] So I’ve never really taken it all that personally, as if it has something to do with me.”

“Maybe that’s unwise. But when someone comes up to you and says something truly heartfelt about work you’ve done, that means a lot.”

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