How many random messages does it take to spook Emma Stone? Fewer than you might think.
Stone's cellphone number and email address — bounty looted in the notorious hacking of Sony Pictures — were published on WikiLeaks recently, and the actress says she overreacted to the breach of privacy.
"I did one of the worst things ever, which was react really quickly,” she told WSJ Magazine, which has the 26-year-old on its cover. "I was getting all these emails and texts from people I didn’t know — 'Hi, I’m Joe from the U.K. I like your movies' — and I was so overwhelmed that I went to my inbox and I deleted all my emails.
"In about a 30-second span, I hit 'Select All' and 'Delete Forever,' and thousands of emails, like six years of emails, are now gone forever. I was just so freaked out that someone was in there."
She cried afterward, she said, noting that some of the messages she'd nuked were irreplaceable, having come from people who are no longer around. All in all, it was a lousy situation.
Then Stone actually quantified the stranger-danger onslaught she'd weathered: "It was probably five emails and five texts," she said. "I just went there."
Coincidentally, her upcoming movie, in theaters July 17, is titled "Irrational Man."
Just kidding, Emma: We'd probably be freaked out too.