Emma Stone: "She's loud and very punny - a lot really bad puns - and I can relate to that. She's also got a really great family, and I'm lucky that I have one that's actually not too far off from the family in the movie. She knows who she is, which I was lucky that I had parents that let me be who I was. So there were a lot of elements that I related to, trying to protect her friends..."
The movie's getting a lot of buzz. How does that make you feel?
Emma Stone: "Very exciting, but next week it'll be a different movie, you know, so I'm just trying to enjoy it this week."
What's the biggest lie you've ever told?
Emma Stone: "I get too anxious to lie so I can't really tell big lies or else I have a panic attack."
It was so dialogue-driven. How difficult was that?
Emma Stone: "You know, you just memorize and you try to figure out why you would ever say this things and then you do the best you can."
Did you read The Scarlet Letter?
Emma Stone: "I did not. I'm going to be honest with you - I did not."
Do you have holiday traditions?
Emma Stone: "You know, just get together - try to be together. And we have hamloaf at Christmas, which is interesting. I've always taken at least a bite."
Why do we love high school movies?
Emma Stone: "Because I think everyone's experienced it and experienced that awkward age after puberty but before you're an adult where you don't really...you're trying to become something and you're not sure what it is yet. We've all been there, obviously, if we're over the age of 18. I think it's interesting."
This has a John Hughes vibe to it plus it has John Hughes references. How big a fan of John Hughes were you?
Emma Stone: "Big fan - a very big fan. My dad showed me a lot of John Hughes movies when I was a kid because I was born in 1988 so I missed those coming out. But I was always such a huge fan and that's kind of what I grew up on."
This is so different than most teen movie. It's stronger, more intelligent, is that what drew you in?
Emma Stone: "I really like how unique it was. I thought it was really clever and talked about a lot, just thematically, and I thought that was interesting. And anytime you read a well-written role in a comedy it's like a miracle. It's like finding a needle in a haystack."
And you get to sing and dance.
Emma Stone: "Yeah."
That was fun?
Emma Stone: "Not bad, right? I mean, I probably was bad but it was fun to do."
You were awesome.
Emma Stone: "Aww, thank you."
What would you say is the moral of the story?
Emma Stone: "The moral of the story? Hmmm, well, there's a lot that we talk about in it but I think probably a big element would be that telling the truth doesn't bite you in the ass nearly as much as carrying out a lie and having people turn against you. So just to kind of be honest about what's going on in your life. It might be hard, but at the end it's easier."
The cast of Easy A. I really want to see this movie!