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Emma Stone Explains Why She’s Not on Social Media: “It’s This Very Modern Keeping Up With the Joneses”

Emma Stone is anti-social — media, that is. Though the Magic in the Moonlight actress once flirted with the idea of having a Twitter account, she quickly abandoned the site. Her character in Birdman, on the other hand, is very socially savvy, and tries to show Michael Keaton‘s alter ego why it’s important to put himself out there, virtually speaking.

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Asked about her own social media tendencies — or lack thereof — during a chat for The Los Angeles Times and EPIX’s five-part TV series Hollywood Sessions, the 26-year-old Amazing Spider-Man star marveled at her peers’ need to be constantly plugged in.

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“It’s that need to be liked, that need to be seen, that need to be validated, in a way, through no one that you know,” she explained. “And so people ask the question about fame, or what it feels like, and it seems like everybody knows what that feels like. It seems like everyone’s cultivating their lives on Instagram or on different forms of social media, and what pictures looks best of their day.”

PIX's Hollywood Sessions with Emma Stone

She continued: “It’s this very modern ‘keeping up with the Joneses.’ It’s almost impossible to find someone that’s not, in some way, on the Internet.” 

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Admitting she’d forgotten what the question was, she joked, “Every time I talk about social media, I forget where I’m going. I go into a rabbit hole.”

For more Emma Stone — plus Patricia Arquette, Laura Dern, and Tilda Swinton — watch Hollywood Sessions: Supporting Actress on EPIX on Monday, Dec. 15, at 8 p.m. ET.

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