Emma Roberts Interview
Emma Roberts is the smart, rising star who played Addie Singer in the Nickelodeon show, Unfabulous, Wilma in the fun-filled holiday animated movie, The Flight Before Christmas, and the savvy sleuth, Nancy Drew, in the movie adaptation of your mom’s favorite book series. Kidzworld hears about Emma’s new movies, her edgy style, and her sweet celebrity crush. Hint—he’s so hot, he’s Burnin’ Up!
Sindy:: So Emma, do you have any Halloween plans?
Emma: I’m in NY shooting The Winning Season, so I’m going trick-or-treating with some of the girls from the movie. I’m not sure what I’m dressing-up as—probably either Alice in Wonderland or a schoolgirl.
Sindy:: Tell me about The Flight Before Christmas.
Emma: It’s an animated movie, which is great because I’ve never done voice-over work. For this it was just me reading with myself, which is funny because as an actor, I’m used to working with other people.
I do the voice for a little, white ferret named Wilma. She’s very sassy and one of the characters that Niko the reindeer meets during his search for his father—he thinks his dad might be one of Santa’s reindeer. It’s a really fun movie, and I actually got to sing in it.
Sindy:: Is there going to be a soundtrack?
Emma: I’m not sure, I think my character just likes to break into song a lot. (laughs)
Sindy:: You recorded an album a few years back, are there plans for another?
Emma: No, because it seems like everyone records an album now. It doesn’t seem very special anymore.
Sindy:: What’s your favourite Christmas movie?
Emma: I don’t really watch Christmas movies, I usually just turn on the fireplace channel—I have that on loop. (Laughs) I have been watching It’s A Wonderful Life every year since I’ve been younger, though.
Sindy:: Your movie, Hotel for Dogs is coming out in the New Year—do you have any pets?
Emma: I do, I have a long-haired Chihuahua named Twiggy, and a cat named Stranger.
Sindy:: Cute! You’re also in the movie Lymelife with Alec Baldwin. It just got some great reviews at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Emma: Yeah, it won some awards up there, so it’s really exciting because that movie’s definitely different from anything I’ve ever done before.
Sindy:: Do you want to do more serious roles?
Emma: Yeah, I’d love to do more. I want to do a movie like The Royal Tenenbaums because I watched it for the millionth time last night and realized how much I love it. I love Gwyneth Paltrow’s character, Margot.
Sindy:: That’s who you should be for Halloween.
Emma: My friend is doing that! My friends are doing a group Royal Tenenbaums costume, but they want me to be the mom, and I don’t want to be her.
Sindy:: Margot Tenenbaum has crazy style, and I love your style. I saw photos of you at the Whitney Gala and you looked stunning in that black strapless, dress.
Emma: Thank you! It was a beautiful Versace dress, I loved it.
Sindy:: You’ve talked before about starting your own clothing line.
Emma: Yeah, my best friend, Camille, and I want to start one together because we both love fashion. We want to do something like Elizabeth and James, the Mary-Kate and Ashley line, because even though people know who they are, their fashion line can be looked at apart from them.
Sindy:: The last question is a fun one—who’s your celebrity crush?
Emma: Hmm, right now, I’d have to say Nick Jonas.
Sindy:: Anything else you’d like to tell your Kidzworld audience?
Emma: Thank you so much for the support, and I hope you like my upcoming movies!