Emma Roberts in ELLE Canada June 2014: I Want to Keep My Marriage Proposal Private
After striking a pose for Max Abadian in a colorful ensemble, the 23-year-old actress opened up about keeping her romance private and getting acting advice from her aunt, Julia Roberts.
Check out highlights from Miss Roberts' interview below and for more, head over to ELLE Canada!
On her teenage years:
“It’s funny...I turned 23 this year and I don’t think I realized I wasn’t a teenager until then. It feels like a week ago. My teenage years were fun and interesting because I had such a different life from most people. I was working, and I spent so much time in New York. The city was amazing, and it was the beginning of my adult life. I’m feeling nostalgic now! But my little sister just turned 13—she has become this angsty teenager who has such attitude toward me and my mom. I feel so bad. Now I know what my mom went through with me! My little sister will be like, ‘With my friends—bye.’ I’m like, ‘Wait, I’m cool! Talk to me on the phone!’”
On her mom's opinion of going into show business:
“She just didn’t want me to go into it young. When you come from a family that’s in the industry, they’re always like, ‘Be a doctor! Be a lawyer!’ But we end up wanting to be actors. Gia and I were talking about that—we love storytelling and movies. I remember feeling that magic when I was, like, seven, visiting my aunt Julia on set. I would go into the wardrobe room and try everything on. It felt special.”
On not getting advice from aunt Julia Roberts:
“No. No one said anything to me about acting because they hoped it would just be a phase. But I kept doing it!”
On her sense of self:
“I’ve always been very opinionated. That’s what comes from being raised by a single mother. My mom always instilled confidence and told me to have an opinion and to educate myself. But I definitely have my days. I was crying yesterday because I jumped on the trampoline and sprained my foot and was feeling nervous about the shoot today and got some bad news. I was sitting with my foot up, icing it, and being so upset. Then I woke up today and was like, ‘Let’s do it differently.’ There are days when your hair is looking great and you feel determined—then the next day you’re like, ‘My horoscope’s bad, my hair’s bad, I don’t want to get out of bed.’”
On keeping her proposal private:
“That’s something I want to keep more private, because there’s nothing worse than when you talk about a relationship and then everybody feels entitled to ask about it. It’s the only thing I can kind of keep private, and it’s nice to have that.”
Photo Credit: Max Abadian for ELLE Canada