Emma Roberts 'Screams' for JustJared.com!
Emma Roberts steps out in a Burberry dress for the premiere of her new film, Scream 4, on Monday (April 11) at Hollywood’s Grauman’s Chinese Theatre.
The 20-year-old actress recently sat down with JustJared.com and chatted about playing Jill in the horror flick, how she’s stayed grounded in Hollywood, and which fashion show almost made her faint!
FYI: Emma finished off her look with Elie Saab shoes, a Cecelia bag, and Carla Amorim jewelry.
Click inside for Just Jared‘s exclusive interview with ER…
JustJared.com’s Exclusive Emma Roberts Interview
JJ: How exciting is this project, from Unfabulous to a freaky movie!
ER: Really exciting and very unexpected. I still can’t wrap my head around the fact that I’m in Scream.
JJ: Did you ever imagine doing scary movies?
ER: I mean, I’ve always wanted to do a horror of some kind. I feel like every actor needs a horror movie on their resume. To have it be such a known franchise, it’s crazy, and also the fact that I was a child when it came out, if someone had told me then, I was going to be in the fourth one of this franchise I would be like “you’re crazy.”
JJ: Do you remember the first time you saw one of the Scream films?
ER: I don’t remember specifically, but I was definitely a teenager, and it definitely traumatized me. I’m in Scream 4 and I saw it, and I was closing my eyes through half of it.
JJ: What did you think of the final film?
ER: I thought it was so intense, but in a good way. I think that people are going to love it. They have made three Screams so you really have to step this one up and I think that they succeeded.
JJ: Do you have a favorite of the first three films?
ER: I think the first one, it was just so shocking for the time, and even now they don’t make them like that anymore. It is just so startling.
JJ: Did you have a favorite prop or item from the set?
ER: The blood was fun! It smells like maple syrup, the blood. And I actually ate some of it and it doesn’t taste very good. I don’t recommend it (laughs).
JJ: I’m surprised you didn’t tweet that!
ER: Oh, I wanted to. I was scared to tweet anything because I was like “oh my God we’re going to get in trouble.”
JJ: What advice has your father and aunt given you about fame? Was it a challenge starting out with them already being famous?
ER: I mean, I never really thought about being in the shadow of them, or being in competition with them. Everything we have all done has been so different and so not relatable at all, except for my aunt and I in Valentine’s Day. I just think of it as like we’re all doing the same thing just as if a family were all lawyers. I don’t think one’s in the shadow of the other, they are all just doing different things. I don’t really get advice, and I have even worked with younger kids, and I am not sitting around giving them advice because I think you can say whatever you want to the people but they need to experience it. For me, I guess just being around everything has made me learn that you can’t give up if you are going to do it. You have to either do it, or don’t, because there is no middle ground to acting. You either need to commit and be 10 percent or just not do it, otherwise it’s just not worth it.
JJ: Are you still setting aside music?
ER: I just think you can’t ever be seen as both equally. You are always going to be one more or the other. For me, I want to be an actor. I would love to do something like Country Strong or Walk the Line where they sang in a movie. I think that would be really interesting. As far as an album, I just think it’s too much. I can’t be in front of people that often, I need time to myself and I barely have time to myself, let alone if I was on tour or being a singer. I could not deal (laughs).
JJ: When I think of you, I remember the Vanity Fair cover you did with Blake Lively, Kristen Stewart and Amanda Seyfried, and all four of you have become so famous since then.
ER: That was a fun cover. It was really funny because it was before anyone had anything. I remember we all thought we were such an odd group, and I had actually just come from taking my SATs that day to shoot that cover. That’s how long ago that was. I remember thinking, “How weird.” It’s just weird to look back on it.
JJ: Do you keep in touch with anyone from that shoot?
ER: When I see them I am friendly with all of them. I really love all of them for different reasons, as far as their careers. They have all done some great movies. I’m not on a texting basis with them, but I think they are all really awesome.
JJ: What about on the set of Scream 4? Any friendships?
ER: Yeah, Hayden [Panettiere] and I are still friends. We talk every so often. It’s just hard because she is always gone and I’m always gone. It’s always that thing of she’s here I’m there, she’s there, I’m here. Hayden and I, [we're also] Neutrogena girls (laughs).
JJ: How have you stayed out of trouble in Hollywood?
ER: I mean, I think you just hang out with the right people. I would never surround myself by people that would sell me out, or put me around bad things. I have seen certain people out and I am like, “No wonder, look at your friends, you need to tell them to stop acting that way. It’s making you look bad.’
JJ: Especially when people hang out with older people who have access to different things.
ER: Not even older people! Girls your own age are just as bad (laughs).
JJ: So you have a good core group of friends?
ER: The friends I have had are either people I have worked with or really trust, or people I have known for ever and ever and ever. For me, I just try and surround myself with good people who aren’t going to be doing weird stuff and be getting into trouble.
JJ: What’s next for you?
ER: I have Homework coming out in June, which was at the Sundance Film Festival and it is one of my favorite movies that I have done. It is a really sweet love story between Freddie Highmore and I. It has a great soundtrack. It’s very reminiscent of those 90′s love stories that people don’t really make anymore, so I really loved that about it. I am really excited for that to come out. I saw it for the first time in Sundance, and I was so excited. Homework was definitely an accomplishment because it was one of those movies that I was a part of from day one.
JJ: What beauty products are you into these days?
ER: I’m obsessed with mascara. I could just live off mascara as far as makeup and I use the Neutrogena healthy lash one. I’m into putting on sunscreen every day because my skin is so sensitive.
JJ: And fashion?
ER: Fashion I am obsessed with. I just went to the Chanel show in Paris and almost fainted it was so beautiful. I’m really into Chanel and Burberry right now.
Scream 4 hits theaters this Friday (April 15)!