Emma Roberts: 5 Things To Know About the American Horror Story: Coven Star
Gorgeous 22-year-old actress Emma Roberts got her start in entertainment at the tender age of 9 in the Johnny Depp flick Blow. She was pretty much born into Hollywood royalty, but her talent got her to where she is today. For those of you who don’t know: Emma’s aunt is A-lister Julia Roberts, who actually influenced Emma to take up acting, and her dad is Eric Roberts (The Dark Knight).
The former Nickelodeon star, who is 5’2” on a good day, is now one of our favorite bitchy TV supernaturals, teen witch Madison Montgomery on American Horror Story: Coven. Read below for five things you probably didn’t know about Emma!
She’ll never wear khaki shorts again. On LIVE with Kelly and Michael, Emma told Michael and stand-in host Nicole Richie that she got sick of the unflattering outfit she had to wear on the set of her movie with Jennifer Aniston, We’re the Millers. She explains, “I wore [khaki shorts] for three months straight!” (We'll see what the self-professed fashion maven says when the safari trend comes back!)
Her 21st birthday sucked. When asked if she was a big drinker, Emma gave Craig Ferguson an emphatic no. The actress described her crappy 21st birthday to the talk show host, saying, “I actually was shooting a movie when I turned 21 in upstate New York, and I got a really bad case of tonsillitis, so I was in the hospital on my 21st birthday — nothing related to drinking or fun.”
She’s dating her American Horror Story co-star, Evan Peters. Emma has been dating 26-year-old AHS co-star Evan Peters since 2012. In an interview in Nylon’s August 2013 “Denim Issue”, she admitted that there were no sparks flying when they first met at a dinner party. She said, “We didn’t get along, actually — he wouldn’t speak to me. But it turned out that we both liked each other, so months later, we started dating, which worked out for the best.”
And related to her boyfriend: She’s been arrested. Emma and Evan were involved in a domestic dispute in Canada this past summer, which resulted in Emma being arrested on July 7, 2013. Evan did not end up pressing charges. Shortly thereafter, Emma's and Evan's teams released a statement regarding the incident: "It was an unfortunate incident and misunderstanding. Ms. Roberts was released after questioning and the couple are working together to move past it." And move past it they did — Emma and Evan are still going strong.
Her dream costars are Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum. She toldHuffington Post, “I would really love to work with Rachel McAdams. I love her. I’m obsessed with all the movies she’s been in and I love The Vow, so Channing Tatum too. I love both of them, I think they’re so good in that movie. I cried like a baby.” She also revealed that she’d “love” to do a Nicholas Sparks movie, and we think she’d be perfect in one! Clearly, she’s a romantic at heart!