Emma Stone has quickly become an "it" girl in recent years, taking on starring roles in a variety of movies and gracing the cover of just about every magazine. In July, the goofy-yet-gorgeous 23-year-old will take to the pages of Vogue to discuss everything from her movies to her childhood.
Though everyone saw firsthand her acting chops when she took to the big screen to star in the Oscar favorite of 2011, The Help, what few people likely know (or didn't before the issue's debut) was that Stone suffered from debilitating panic attacks as a child, starting around the age of eight.
"I was just kind of immobilized by it," she explains in the article. "I didn't want to go to my friends' houses or hang out with anybody, and nobody really understood."
This seems like a shocking confession for someone well-known and frequently in situations that would cause even the calmest of people to feel anxious, but certainly acting was something that Emma Stone sought out to help ward off those attacks.
As she tells Vogue, "[Being on stage] gave me a sense of purpose. I wanted to make people laugh. Comedy was my sport. It taught me how to roll with the punches."
As for her most recent project starring as Mary Jane alongside Andrew Garfield in The Amazing Spider-Man, Stone admitted to still experiencing panic attacks occasionally, though she's "learned how to channel her feelings into her work."
What do you think of Emma Stone having panic attacks? Do you think that a celebrity face on the disorder - one that affects so many - could potentially go far towards breaking down the taboo feeling some people have about it?