Emma Roberts on taking style cues from aunt Julia Roberts and the actress that made her most starstruck
Emma Roberts took a cue or rather shade from her famous aunt Julia Roberts. For her spring cover of Who What Wear's digital magazine, the Scream Queens star showed off her red locks, which was inspired by her aunt Julia Robert’s hair in the movie My Best Friend’s Wedding – a film she regards as one of her favourites.
Emma dyed her hair red like her aunt from her favourite Julia Robert's movie
Though the 26-year-old found beauty inspiration in her famous relative, she has developed her own sense of style over the years. "Growing up - especially on the red carpet and doing photo shoots when I was so young - you're put in all these different looks because everyone's trying to find out who you are, and you're trying to find out who you are," Emma said. "But now, I'm at the point where I think What do I feel good in? What feels true to me? and I go for that, whether it’s trendy or not."
However when it comes to her professional career, Emma is inspired by women like Reese Witherspoon and Brit Marling, who both act and produce projects. “My dream girl to work with is Brit Marling,” she said. “I just think she’s so smart, and The OA is one of the most original shows I’ve seen in forever. And someone like Reese Witherspoon, who’s producing so many things ... I love seeing all these beautiful, powerful, smart women stepping behind the camera or into other creative roles.”
Emma mimicked her aunt's expression when winning her Oscar in 2001 Photo: Instagram/@emmaroberts
And while she and her family – Emma's father is actor Eric Roberts – have been in show business for quite some time, the actress admitted she is guilty of fangirling over stars, namely Drew Barrymore. "I always try to keep my facial expressions in check, but I got so embarrassed when I sat next to Drew (Barrymore) at the Coach [Pre-Fall 17] show," she confessed. "I'm the biggest Drew fan, so I looked at her and got so red; I was just in awe." Emma continued, "My little sister, Grace, was there with me, and we just fangirled. I sat next to Drew at the next Coach show, and she was so personable and remembered me. I was glowing from that interaction."