Emma Stone W Magazine Cover: Gangster Squad Actress Featured in New Issue (PHOTO)

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(Photo: W Magazine)Emma Stone is featured on the cover of February 2013's W Magazine issue.

Emma Stone is featured on the new W magazine cover. The actress has been chosen to be the face of the popular magazine for its February issue, and is timed to coincide with the hype around her new movie "Gangster Squad."

Inside the new magazine issue Stone speaks about her new role in the new hit movie, as well as speaking on the talk surrounding her appearance at last year's Academy Awards, when some reportedly accused her of being drunk at the Oscars.

W magazine have labeled Stone "Hollywood's Reigning Golden Girl" in the new issue. However, at last year's event she seemed to be having such a good time with Hollywood actor and funny man Ben Stiller than some thought she was intoxicated.

"A lot of people thought it was something else: When I came offstage, they were saying, 'You were so drunk!' And I wasn't. Not until after," Stone told Lynn Hirschberg, who is the editor-at-large at W magazine.

Stone appears in new movie "Gangster Squad" alongside a host of other top actors, and she plays Grace Faraday in the crime film - a seductive aspiring star in the 1940s who falls in love with a gangster.

She explains in the interview how putting on her costumes for filming in the movie was a time-consuming activity, but that it helped her get in character: "It's time-consuming to put on a bustier and a little corset every day. But you're immediately more poised than you would be in modern-day clothes. And it makes it easy to get into character."

The cover for the magazine was shot by German-born Juergen Teller, who previously photographed both Dakota and Elle Fanning for ad campaigns for Marc Jacobs. Some labeled those Fanning photos as controversial, however, he has been given the go ahead to produce the photos for this month's W magazine.

Stone has also commented about how she is pushing new boundaries in her career; where as she naturally likes to crack jokes and have fun, she is increasingly finding a thrill in taking part in more serious roles: "In real life, sometimes it's uncomfortable for me not to go for the joke."

She added, "Often, joking for me is a way of diffusing the awkwardness of a situation, so it's kind of exhilarating to be a part of projects where there's nothing funny or lighthearted."

Here is a video of a Today interview with Emma Stone about Gangster Squad: