Emma Stone reveals Help book pressure

October 23rd, 2011

Emma Stone felt "pressured" for 'The Help' to do well because it is based on her mother's favourite book.

The 22-year-old actress plays Eugenia 'Skeeter' Phelan' in the forthcoming movie, which is based on Kathryn Stockett's best-selling novel and admits the fact people are such fans of the literary work raises expectations which she had to force herself to ignore.

She said: "There's an extra-weight of responsibility [because the book is so popular]. To make matters worse, it's my mom's favourite book. That's the definition of pressure, right there.

"But you have to put all this aside and forget about the millions of people out there waiting to say, 'Huh, I didn't see Skeeter like that! Why didn't they get X to play the role?' If you obsess about what these people might think, you'd never get out of bed."

Despite the expectations, Emma enjoyed filming the movie and says she learned a lot from her co-stars, including viola Davis and Jessica Chastain.

She said: "I learned so much from the other cast members. I've only been acting for five years so when I'm around more experienced actors, I feel like a sponge, just soaking up whatever I can from them.

"With 'The Help' I think one of the reasons we had such fun filming was because we were surrounded by women and didn't have to worry about how we looked to men."