Emma Stone Reveals She’s Changed Her Mind About Wanting Kids
The anticipation of turning the big three-zero has put a lot of things in perspective for Emma Stone. The actress accomplished so much in her twenties, but she’s realized that her dreams for the future are now “personal and less professional.” She recently sat down for a super candid interview Elle magazine, where she chatted with BFF Jennifer Lawrence about what’s next for her.
Though she has tons of new films lined up, like Little Women and Cruella, Emma said that taking a six month break from acting has helped her reassess what’s important to her. For instance, work is not everything and that eventually, she’d like to start a family. She didn’t reveal any immediate plans for her future, but she did discuss how her feelings about marriage and kids have evolved.
“My perspective about kids has changed as I’ve gotten older,” she revealed. “I never babysat or anything. As a teenager, I was like, I’m never getting married, I’m never having kids. And then I got older and I was like, I really want to get married, I really want to have kids.”
“It’s the turning-30 thing where you’re like, I’m not that young. I’m young, but I’m not that young,” she added before she and Jennifer joked about having kids together.
She went on to say that her twenties have been very eye-opening because it’s forced her to ask herself what she wants as an adult. She explained that when she was younger she had certain dreams she wished to accomplish, but her priorities have changed since. That said, she’s going with the flow. As Emma put it, “It’s less thinking about the next 10 years and what needs to happen and just sort of relaxing into what will be instead of trying to control the outcome.”
But aside from wanting to get married and have children, Emma also revealed that getting older has taught her that her friendships mean the world to her and that’s she’s so grateful to have Jennifer in her life. “You’ve been one of my most loyal friends for years,” she told her. “And I think knowing that you can laugh together and that not everything has to be such a big deal.”
“I think friendship is pretty much everything,” Emma continued. “Here’s another turning-30 thing I’ve realized: You pick your family. You realize that your friendships, the people who go with you into these next phases of your life — you’re choosing your family.”
The two have been friends for years now and have been pretty much inseparable ever since they first met (which involved a mutual stalker BTW). They often do interviews together and funny enough, Emma even requested for her Elle interview to be conducted by Jennifer. We haven’t seen Emma open up like this in a while, but clearly, her BFF just brings it out in her! Though she doesn’t know what the future will bring, we’re really excited to see!