Oscar nominee Emma Stone can't believe her parents let her become an actor

Actor Emma Stone has revealed that she was 14 and sitting in a ninth grade history class when she decided to move to LA to pursue a career in acting.

In an interview with Hollywood Reporter, the 28-year-old actor, who received an Oscar nomination in the best actress category for La La Land, said that it was a moment of epiphany for her while attending the last period of the day at school.

“I had this Howard Beale-like moment… I have a revelation that I needed to move to Los Angeles as soon as possible because that’s where I needed to go,” Emma said.

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Calling her decision “crazy”, she recounts how she convinced her parents to let her go, despite having no exposure to movie or TV cameras.

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The Birdman star added that she rushed home from school and started working on a PowerPoint presentation that she titled ‘Project Hollywood’.

“It’s nuts that they agreed to it… I don’t condone it. Everybody should go through high school and graduate,” Emma laughed.
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Stone also went on to say that she was nervous as a child and was prone to panic attacks and debilitating shyness.

But Emma said she owes managing her nervous breakdowns to her after-school youth theatre classes, finding it easy for her to slip into the skin of other characters and gave her another path to interact with others.

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“I think my parents saw that acting was the thing that made me fulfilled and happy,” Emma said.

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Oscar nominee Emma Stone can't believe her parents let her become an actor