Emma Stone and Jennifer Lawrence became friends because they had the same "stalker".

Emma Stone

Emma Stone

The Oscar-winning actresses had bonded over text messages for over a year before they came face-to-face for the first time, and both women had a fleeting panic they were about to meet "John the Orchestra Guy" when they arranged to hang out.

Emma explained to W magazine: "Jennifer Lawrence and I both had the same stalker, John the Orchestra Guy.

"He would text us both and say things like 'I'm running late on my way to the soundstage. Can you warm up the orchestra for me? Text me back and let me know you got this.'

"He wasn't really a stalker. He must have worked at a studio or something, because he had a lot of people's numbers.

"Jen and I texted for a year before we actually met. As she was driving to my house, she thought, 'Oh, my God, what if it's John the Orchestra Guy'? And I thought, 'Oh, my God, what if it's John the Orchestra Guy'?

"So Jen calls me and says, 'I just want to make sure you're not John the Orchestra Guy.' I wasn't. And we met. It's our adorable love story."

The 'La La Land' actress previously admitted she used to be jealous of her friend because she is so talented.

She said: "She may not even know this, but there was definitely a time early on when I was like, 'Oh hey my ego is going nuts, she's so great and vibrant and talented, I'm screwed, I'll never work again, goodbye yellow brick road.'

"Then I chilled the f**k out - and remembered we're completely different and there is room for everyone, even if it's an industry that doesn't really seem to support the idea up front. We both really do love each other and care about each other as people, beyond being actors. I support her completely when it comes to work and I feel the same from her, but I know we'd be friends even if we didn't do the same job."

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