In an interview with UK's Independent, the Amazing Spider-Man 2 star said being in a high-profile relationship makes it a little tough to enjoy a day out on the town in Hollywood.
"It makes being in Los Angeles a lot less fun, because a lot of photographers live there," Emma told the paper. "So that's a little different. And if I look at blogs or comments--which I have made the mistake of doing, and it's the dumbest thing you can do--the cynic in me just goes nuts. So if I don't look at it, and I just keep focused on myself internally, it's alright. Nothing is different because I know my truth, and that's what matters."
Emma has gone on to achieve great success since "doing bit parts on TV shows," but there was a time early in her career when she had to learn how to deal with rejection (and a lot of it).
One of those rejections was for a role on Heroes, which went to Hayden Panettiere.
"Heroes was tough was because I could hear them through the wall telling Hayden Panettiere, 'You got the part. You're the best.' And then I went in right after her. I was like, 'F-ck, man! Is it never going to be my time?' And then two weeks later I got Superbad, my first movie, and that changed my entire life."
In spite of those rejections, Emma said she never once thought about quitting, saying something deep inside her told her to press on.
"It was tough for about three years, when I was auditioning and doing little guest parts on TV shows but not really getting a steady job," Emma said. "And I was missing High School for all those three years. But I never actually felt like I was supposed to give up. There was something in my gut that kept telling me to keep going."
And it paid off.
Emma has scored major roles in the likes of The Help, Amazing Spider-Man, The Croods, Easy A, among many other films and even racked up a Golden Globe nomination while she was at it.