Emma Stone is Vogue's May 2014 cover girl, and we're pretty relieved that the hype around April's notorious cover stars has died down.
For the second time, the 25-year-old graces the cover of the fashion codex, and this time it's just ahead of her return to the big screen May 2 as Gwen Stacy, the early love interest of Andrew Garfield's Peter Parker, in "The Amazing Spider-Man 2."
And while she acknowledges that the process of the celebrity profile freaks her out (the "self-editing thing" and "the permanence of it is what's nerve-racking to me ... And the intimacy of it"), she opens up about her palpable affection for leading man and real-life boyfriend Garfield.
"I think I've learned a lot by being around him," the actress said. "And, you know, he is an incredibly important person to me."
Stone has been linked to her costar since 2011, when they were filming "The Amazing Spider-Man," which turned out to be a box-office hit, earning more than $750 million worldwide.
"It's fun. It's been fun working with him just because of who he is as an actor and person," she added -- a sentiment that Garfield echoed.
"I thank my lucky stars that we've been able to be on this ride together," the 30-year-old British actor said. "We all need companions in the mystery to get you out of your head and into your heart."
And if that isn't cute enough, the usually tight-lipped couple sweetly skirted around discussing their relationship on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" earlier this month. Garfield also publicly said that Stone approved of the way his "package" looked in Spidey's suit.
Born Emily Stone, the Arizona native convinced her parents to move to Hollywood by making a PowerPoint presentation at age 15. She's come a long way since then, being labeled online as a "bland basic bitch." She told the mag that she's happily adopted that self-deprecating moniker, which she stumbled upon when she Googled herself.
The Revlon spokeswoman and ascending fashion icon broke out in theaters in "Superbad," then became a contender by starring in "Easy A" and "Crazy, Stupid, Love." She's also working on Alejandro González Iñárritu's "Birdman" with Michael Keaton, an untitled Cameron Crowe project with Bradley Cooper and Bill Murray, and Woody Allen's "Magic in the Moonlight." She wants to play "truly bizarre characters," she said, to do theater and "someday" star as Sally in "Cabaret" -- a part she clinched but couldn't commit to because of "Spider-Man" scheduling conflicts.
The actress also said she'd be keen on starring in the second season of HBO's "True Detective."
"That would be amazing. I would do 'True Detective' with Kristen Wiig in a heartbeat," she joked.
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