Emma Stone: 'I need to be normal' Emma Stone Mon-25-Mar-13 21:58 Share this Emma Stone says having good friends helps her "feel normal".The actress has appeared in popular films such as The Help and Crazy, Stupid, Love. and is quickly becoming one of Hollywood's biggest stars.However, her favourite moments are still those when she can relax and spend time with those closest to her."I love to hang out with friends. Whenever you shoot a film, your regular life is put on hold for three or four months at a time and then you find yourself trying to get back to your usual life," she confessed to the British edition of OK! magazine."When you have good friends, it just makes you feel normal again. I also like to spend a lot of quiet time reading or just walking around finding cool little cafés where I can hang out with friends and not attract any attention."When working on movies, Emma spends a lot of time in Los Angeles.However, the 24-year-old has made her home in New York City as she prefers the vibe away from Hollywood."I like the fact that the city is so huge and diverse. There's so much going on and no one really cares about the film business or talks about it," she explained."LA is pretty much geared around the movie industry and wherever you go, you tend to see people who are in the business or talking about it. When I'm in New York, I feel a little freer and less self-conscious about being an actress."Cover Showbiz You May Also Like Real names of celebrities that will surprise you Celebrity A-Listers Old Audition Tapes Emma Stone embarrassed by her mum Become a fan of The Edge on Facebook and on Twitter .