The Scream Queens alum recently spoke with Tatler and opened up about her relationship with her aunt. Though Emma grew up in the spotlight, she never felt the pressure to follow in Julia’s footsteps, as far as her own career.
“I never aspired to be her. I love her so much, I love her work, but I’m just doing my own thing,” Emma said.
Emma gained recognition from the Nickelodeon series Unfabulous, where she played the lead character Addie Singer. She went on to star in family movies like Nancy Drew, Disney’s Ice Princess and Aquamarine. As she got older, Emma took on more grim/mature roles like the ones in FX’s American Horror Story.
The 31-year-old actress recounted the times she visited Julia on the sets of movies she worked on, like Erin Brockovich and America's Sweethearts. She explained in the interview how those experiences shaped her as a person.
“I’d write the wardrobe tags and organize the makeup brushes and watch how they did their continuity books,” she continued. “I would ask questions without a filter. This industry really is ‘learn as you go.’”
Happy birthday, Emma!
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