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Emma Stone: Parents stopped me flipping out

Emma Stone is grateful she can always come crying to her mum and dad.

The 26-year-old was shy growing up, but became more confident when she discovered drama. Acting is now her profession and her talent has landed her roles in movies such as Easy A, The Help and The Amazing Spider-Man franchise, where she met her boyfriend Andrew Garfield.

Enjoying such success might have been too much for some, but Emma's family have managed to keep her feet on the ground.

"My parents always made sure I never flipped out," she explained to the German edition of Glamour magazine.

"Without them I'd be a total wreck. I know they are always there for me. I need someone I can cry with."

The redheaded star landed her first movie role as Jonah Hill's love interest in 2007 comedy Superbad. It was a long time coming for Emma, who begged her mom and dad to move to Los Angeles with her when she was just 15, desperate to pursue her dream.

"Some kids need sports to learn self-confidence and the importance of teamwork - for me, that was acting," she explained.

"That was how I learned to hold concentrated conversations and to take risks, without being worried about failure. I knew straight away: this will become my job."

And it looks like that career is still on the up. She has a part in Birdman, which is already creating Oscars buzz, and in the Untitled Woody Allen Project, which is due out next year.

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