The Amazing Spider-Man 2 star Emma Stone has said she doesn't find being a role model to young people a burden, and thinks everyone should follow their own path.

The actress told Stylist: "[Being a role model] is in no way a burden at all. But that is something I have been more conscious of lately, probably because I haven't had to do interviews for a long time now."

She continued: "It's so important to be clear on your feelings about things and what you are going to say publicly, because I think that young women – and young people – are incredibly important and they need to have people in the public sphere they can look up to.

"I'm not saying I am one of them, but I do attach a big sense of importance to that. That's one of many reasons why I wish I were more eloquent."

Stone also said: "I absolutely think that people should follow their own path. And that's probably something, oddly, I have gone back to over the past couple of years and I think that's the thing I have struggled with more recently than ever."