Goofball Emma Stone seems like a woman without a worry in the world, but apparently, that's just what we see on the outside.

Before all her success as an actress, she suffered from some really severe panic attacks, she told the Wall Street Journal:

The first time I had a panic attack ... I called my mom and she brought me home, and for the next three years it just would not stop ... I would ask my mom to tell me exactly how the day was going to be ... I just needed to know that no one was going to die and nothing was going to change.

Ultimately, acting is what helped her cope with the anxiety.

You have to think about the task at hand. Acting forces me to sort of be like a Zen master: What is happening right in this moment?

It's important that Stone opened up about this, not only for her own sake, but for anxiety sufferers to know they're not alone and that it's possible to find their own way of dealing with it.

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