Los Angeles, Jan 20 (IANS) Actress Emma Stone has denied she was drunk while on stage to present an Academy Award in 2012.
The "Help" star took to the stage with Ben Stiller at the 2012 ceremony to present the Best Visual Effects honour to the team behind "Hugo". But Stone's giddy demeanour led to rumours that she was high on alcohol before her appearance.
However, she says she didn't get drunk until after she stepped off stage, reports dailystar.co.uk.
"We pretended that Ben had been to the Oscars many times and I was this really overly enthusiastic Oscar presenter. I was very excited, and he was not... 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 W magazine.
She recently teamed up with this year's Oscar ceremony host Seth MacFarlane to announce the 2013 nominees on live TV.