Oscar-winning actress, Emmma Stone, has revealed that she still suffers with anxiety in an interview on The Late Show.
Stone explained to host Stephen Colbert that her anxiety started back in her childhood when she was aged just 9-years-old.
“I was a very, very, very anxious child and I had a lot of panic attacks,” the La La Land star explained. “I benefitted in a big way from therapy.”
Emma Stone even showed a highly personal picture she drew when in therapy class:
“This is me, I guess. It’s really great artistry with my shoes, and then this is anxiety here. It’s a little green monster that looks a little bit, as someone backstage said, a uterus with some ovaries. But I didn’t mean for it to be hormonally related in any way. Like I said, I was 9.”
The famous actress has previously spoken about her anxiety in an interview with Vogue and explained it was so crippling that she suffered from agoraphobia and struggled to leave the house.
“I didn’t want to go to my friends’ houses or hang out with anybody, and nobody really understood,” she explained.
The 28-year-old star said anxiety to Colbert on The Late Show that anxiety still affects her to this day, but panic attacks are thankfully a thing of the past.
“[Acting] helped me so much, improv helped me so much. I mean, I still have anxiety to this day, not panic attacks — knock on wood.”
Just a few months ago Emma Stone suppoted non-profit organization, Child Mind Institute, for a video campaign aiming to promote anxiety awareness.