Emma Roberts new interview with MovieHole. What are the challenges for you in making the transition from adolescence to adulthood? ‘I just think it’s very thin ice you’re walking on, to make the
transition from child actor to adolescence. You know, so many
people just mess it up, and they do things that are so outrageous. And
it’s like, the whole point is, like, Anne Hathaway.
The fact that was
is Princess Diaries, like, you’d never think about that. Whereas, like,
Lindsay Lohan, you still know that she was in Freaky Friday and The
Parent Trap, and it’s hard to take her seriously. So that’s why I
really like, like, Anne Hathaway is a great example.
I think she’s
been nominated for so many awards this year. And the fact that she
starred in a Disney movie when she was in her teens, a lot of people
don’t even know that, I don’t think.
Do you feel lucky from the opportunities you have had? ‘I’m really
lucky. And I know I’m lucky. I’m just really, like, thankful for it
all the time, because I know that there’s millions and millions of
girls who want to be doing exactly what
I’m doing or want to be an
actress.What’s up with your new basketball movie The Winning Season? ‘It’s
like A League of Their Own, but for basketball. It’s very comedic, but
at the same time there’s some weight to it. And it’s just a girls
basketball team wanting to be taken seriously.
Everyone takes the boys seriously, and no one ever takes the girls’
team seriously. So they’re just trying to gain that respect. And the
coach, Sam Rockwell, is a misfit coach trying to gain respect.
You know, I’m one of them. So it’s great, to be able to do not
only so many movies, but so many different movies that are for
different audiences. So It’s really exciting.
How much basketball did you have to do? ‘Oh my God. We practiced
for, like, two, three weeks before the movie started. And – yeah. I got
along so well with all the girls in it. Like, they really picked a
great team, so we had fun messing around and playing and I think it’s
going to look really good.
Do you think you’re at the age now and the maturity that you
could go beyond playing the kid, and that you really want to play real
adolescents, like you do in, in Lymelife? Yeah. Definitely. No, also, I’m going to be 18 in three weeks,
so it’s kind of like, you know, it’s funny. Because when I did all
those, like, Hotel For Dogs, I was at the age where it would be
appropriate and now I think I’m
getting a little older.
But, you know,
I’ve really loved everything I’ve worked on, in different ways and I
don’t ever regret doing a project. But I’m looking now at more
independents. I’ve read a couple of scripts that I really, really have
an attachment to, and hope I can do some time this year or next year.
And do you hope that the independent world is something that
you’re going to continue to be drawn to, in terms of your acting? Yeah. I love it. I mean, I want to do everything. I really
like Natalie Portman, because I feel like she’s done a little bit of