Emma Stone doesn't think she's Woody Allen's ''muse''.

The 'Birdman' star has been labelled as the 79-year-old legendary director's inspiration but she insists it is only because she is a woman.

She said: ''I don't think he would agree with the muse idea. There were two films in a row where the characters, for whatever reason, he wanted me to play them. He's working with different people now. [This just] gets attached to the women.''

The 26-year-old beauty also hit back at claims she is regularly paired with older men in his films.

She added: ''[Starring alongside Joaquin Phoenix] was a pretty big draw ... he's a truly brilliant actor.

''Just to speak solely of 'Irrational Man', the relationship is genuinely a plot point. It's pretty openly discussed in the film that this is a student who is falling in love with her professor, and she wants to bring this intelligence and almost toxic energy into her life.''

And Emma has admitted her role in 'Aloha', playing a part-Chinese and part-Hawaiian pilot, taught her about how ''prevalent whitewashing'' is in Hollywood.

She told The Guardian newspaper: ''I've learned on a macro level about the insane history of whitewashing in Hollywood and how prevalent the problem truly is.''