Emma Stone says her dead grandfather leaves her quarters.

Oh.

The actress appeared on "Late Night with David Letterman" on Wednesday, promoting her new film "Magic in the Moonlight." Stone plays a spiritualist who says she communicates with the dead, according to the New York Daily News. Of course, Letterman asked if she's ever experienced the supernatural in real life, to which she responded, "There's a long family history with quarters."

"My grandfather leaves quarters," she said. "It's just amazing. It's him. It's absolutely him."

"This is your late grandfather," Letterman said.

Well, it wouldn't be much of a story if her grandfather was still alive.

Letterman continued, "And you find a quarter, 'Oh, I bet that's from granddad?'"

"Yes," the 25-year-old replied. "Who I never met! But it's exactly like that."

Someone may be having a bit of fun with Emma Stone.

"What makes you think -- what tangible information makes you think that it is from granddad?" Letterman asked.

"It's such a long story that you'd have to go to commercial five times," Stone said, prompting the audience to laugh. "And roll to a clip and come back, and I'd still be telling the story."

Sounds like something on PBS.

"But it's him! You guys, it's him," she said, as Letterman gave the crowd a skeptical look.


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Letterman later said he would believe in the supernatural if it could be scientifically proven, to which Stone said, "That's the joy of it. It's not a logical thing. It's magical."

Stone got more laughs when she tried explaining the concept of ectoplasm, which is referenced in her movie.

"By the way, these people are awful," Letterman said about the crowd.

"You are awful," Stone agreed, smiling. "You're a bunch of nightmares."

Tony Hicks provides celebrity commentary for the Bay Area News Group. Contact him at Facebook.com/BayAreaNewsGroup.TonyHicks or Twitter.com/insertfoot.