The actress said she was a very anxious child, and had a lot of panic attacks, but benefited in a big way from therapy from age of 7.
New Delhi: Emma Stone, who is currently busy in promoting her upcoming movie 'Battle of the Sexes,' has revealed about a real-life 'battle' that she has been battling since the age of seven.
While appearing on 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert', the Oscar-winning actress spoke about living with anxiety from a very young age.
Stone was asked by the host to elaborate on the meaning behind a picture she'd drawn when she was 9, which featured the words "I'm bigger than my anxiety".
She replied, "I drew this in therapy. 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 at 7."
She also added, "This is me, I guess, and this is anxiety, a little green monster that looks a little bit like, as someone backstage said, a uterus with some ovaries. I didn't mean it to be hormonally related in any way, as I said, I was 9."
The 'La La Land' actress shared that both her acting and early improvisational work helped her so much with her anxiety.
But her anxiety hasn't been limited to those days, and her ideas about what's therapeutic have expanded since then.
She noted, "I still have anxiety to this day but not panic attacks."
This is not the first time Emma Stone has talked about her struggles with anxiety, revealing in an interview back in January that it was "just the way I'm wired."
Her upcoming movie with Steve Carell, 'Battle of the Sexes', will hit US cinemas on September 22 and UK cinemas on November 24.