Emma Roberts is hunched over her coral iPhone, which looks like it has been run over by a monster truck and is being held together with tape. She’s tweeting with fans. Questions from around the world are shooting over like flares. “Do you like pickles?” asks a follower, which makes the 23-year-old actress laugh before she scrolls past. (She later pulls out her dog-eared copy of Ask the Dust to check the title before answering a very excited British girl’s query of what she’s reading.)
We are in Los Angeles and have spent the day shooting ELLE Canada’s first live cover. The excitement that comes with doing something experimental is still crackling in the air. It’s fitting that we’re forging into the digital future with Roberts—niece of Julia—because she might just be the ultimate embodiment of modern Hollywood: She’s outspoken, fiercely stylish, glued to her social media, friends with fellow former child star Miley Cyrus and, above all, surprisingly talented.
Born in New York to notoriously stormy actor Eric Roberts and his then girlfriend Kelly Cunningham, Roberts cut her acting teeth on projects like Nickelodeon’s Unfabulous in 2004 and Nancy Drew before branching out to flicks like We’re the Millers and American Horror Story (AHS). In fact, she has done a lot of growing up over the past few years. She fell for AHS co-star Evan Peters and then, last year in Montreal, had a fight with him that led to the actress being arrested on suspicion of assault. (She was released without charge the next day.) When asked about the incident, she merely shakes her head, unwilling, or unable, to talk about it.
Roberts’ rocky entry into adulthood makes her performance in Palo Alto especially moving. In the film, based on James Franco’s book of the same title, the actress plays a teen who is confused about what she wants and what it means to grow up. Her character, April, is caught up in an affair with her much older soccer coach, played by Franco. “You’re young,” he says to her in the film. “You don’t know why you do things.”
Photoshoots >> 2014 >> Max Abadian
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Magazines >> 2014 >> Elle Canada (June)
We are so excited to announce our first ever LIVE COVER featuring EMMA ROBERTS! Be a part of it all by using #ElleCanadaEmma.
WHY IS IT EXCITING?
We’ll be bringing you behind-the-scenes of our cover shoot in Los Angeles this Thursday, March 27—giving sneak peeks of the fashion and beauty looks, and best of all, asking for your feedback! Louboutins or Manolos? Updo or glam blowout?
We’ll ask, you’ll answer (we hope!) and together we’ll embark on one of the most creative, collaborative and fun cover shoots we’ve ever done.
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Tweet us your questions for Emma (@RobertsEmma) using #ElleCanadaEmma and she’ll answer them directly from the set! The best questions will win awesome prize packs.
On March 31st, we’ll be posting three cover options and letting you vote on your favourite subscriber cover.
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On May 8th, we’ll host a live Twitter chat with Emma Roberts!
This is going to be the most fun cover we’ve ever done—and we’re so excited that we’re doing it together!
Check out scans from latest Entertainment Weekly which previews American Horror Story:Coven! Emma is shown in two stills in the preview and gives inside scoop on the upcoming season!
Emma is featured in the UK Instyle October 2013 issue! Check out scans and behind the scenes of her photoshoot below!