- 22 Sep 17
Hollywood Star Emma Stone did not have a stable childhood, after she revealed that as a seven-year-old, she was in therapy for panic attacks. Today however, she usually has her anxiety disorder under control.
"I was a very, very, very anxious child and I had a lot of panic attacks. I benefited in a big way from therapy, I started it at 7," said the actress on the US talk-show, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
The 28-year-old star brought along a drawing she made in therapy when she was nine. Stone explained her drawing, saying: "So I was nine and in therapy at that time, this is me with anxiety who is a little green monster."
At that time, she could not imagine leaving her home in Arizona. Although by the age of 15 she was able to go to Hollywood.
The La La Land star, who was promoting her new film Battle of the Sexes, added that acting and improvisation helped her "so much", saying: "I still have anxiety to this day but not panic attacks - knock on wood."
This is not the first time Emma Stone has spoken out about her problems with anxiety; she was part of a campaign with the charity Child Mind Institute in May.