Our October issue features all of our favorite "It" girls, and who better to represent this crop of bright young things than Emma Stone? She's already proven her comedic chops with hits like Superbad and Zombieland, and now she's continuing her funny streak this fall with Easy A, the whip-smart modern take on The Scarlett Letter.
We shot Emma in Mississippi, where she was taking a break from comedy to film the '60s drama, The Help.
On being featured on the “World's Sexiest Women” lists:
“That's just ridiculous…Now that you've hung out with me a few times you know how ridiculous that is. All my friends and family are like, ‘That is the funniest thing I have ever seen.' ”
How it feels to be a movie star:
“I haven't really examined that too much on my own yet. I think if I thought about that I'd have a full-blown panic attack and not be able to do my job at all. ”
On her parents letting her move to LA at a young age:
“I've become more appreciative as I get older that they said it was OK, and they didn't let me become some crazy, emancipated nutter. That was not me saying emancipated people are insane.”
Why she likes being funny:
“I think my ultimate goal at the end of the day is to make my parents laugh. Maybe that is what this is all about: a roundabout way of trying of trying to entertain my parents, just like I did in the living room when I was a kid.”
-- INTERVIEW BY LUKE CRISELL