Emma has admitted that she struggles with body confidence, despite her perfect image. She also portrays Peter Parker’s love interest Gwen Stacy in the hit movie and despite being a Hollywood star admits to difficulties in dealing with critics.
‘Sometimes it’s really easy to shrug it off and other times, things have pinched more. I think most of us are like that, right?’
Adding: ‘Someone lobs a snide remark your way, and sometimes you can laugh about it, while other times you can actually feel the sting,’
‘I’m actively working hard on learning to appreciate yourself no matter what. If what someone else says can easily derail you, it means your sense of self isn’t that firmly established in the first place,’ she added.
The Superbad star also noted that it can be ‘really challenging’ for girls and women to feel good about their bodies due to unfair standards.
I’ve seen articles or comments that have addressed my weight, or ”caving to pressure to be thin.” Keeping weight on is a struggle for me— especially when I’m under stress, and especially as I’ve gotten older,’ she said.
Instead of rushing to defend herself Emma said she deals with outside criticism by turning inward.
‘My job at those moments is to tell myself the truth. Am I taking care of myself in a healthy way? Am I respecting myself and being responsible? And over and over, I answer yes to that question.’
‘Then I remind myself to be kind to myself, and as slightly ridiculous as it may sound, to treat myself in the same gentle way I’d want to treat a daughter of mine. It really helps,’ she said.
Emma also commented on what makes her feel powerful.
‘Wanting something, putting all my energy toward it, working hard and following through. New things I never knew I could do. Commitment. Making somebody laugh—there’s no better feeling than that,’ she said.