Freddie highmore dating emma roberts

20-Oct-2018 09:51

But well-connected ingénues are also destined to spend at least the early years of their career constantly referred to in relation to their renowned father, mother, sibling – or aunt.

And sure enough, as I perch in the plush anteroom of a hotel suite in New York’s So Ho, awaiting my appointment with Emma Roberts, I can’t help but recall a scene from Notting Hill (one of her favourite films, she later tells me), starring her Oscar-winning aunt Julia.

When I got the part, no one quite knew what to say.’Her preciousness is perhaps not surprising given her background.

Her father Eric Roberts, whose early career included films such as King of the Gypsies and Runaway Train, separated from Emma’s mother Kelly when she was seven months old.

Curled up in a large armchair, she is crackling with excitement about this evening’s US premiere, which her family will be attending with her, and to which she will be wearing Temperley.

‘It’s going to be a total princess moment,’ she enthuses.

Some days I wake up and I feel 12; other days I wake up and feel, like, 37! ‘We had a really good time working together, hanging out in New York and enjoying the city. My friends are all, like, “Emma, Emma, where’s Freddie Highmore? He’s still about nine years old.” Seriously, my friends are 25 and they are all in love with him.’Los Angeles-based Emma’s conversation is littered with the ‘kind-ofs’ and ‘likes’ of most 20-year-olds, and she is constantly checking messages on her mobile phone.After parts in family films including Grand Champion and Spymate, at 13 she won the lead role of Addie Singer, a teen who writes songs about adolescence, in the Nickelodeon children’s series Unfabulous.The show, which ran for three years, made Emma a teen star Stateside.The two 18-year-olds, both of whom have erratic home lives, become friends and, eventually, more.Emma sees a lot of her own cusp-of-adulthood experience mirrored in the film.

Some days I wake up and I feel 12; other days I wake up and feel, like, 37! ‘We had a really good time working together, hanging out in New York and enjoying the city. My friends are all, like, “Emma, Emma, where’s Freddie Highmore? He’s still about nine years old.” Seriously, my friends are 25 and they are all in love with him.’Los Angeles-based Emma’s conversation is littered with the ‘kind-ofs’ and ‘likes’ of most 20-year-olds, and she is constantly checking messages on her mobile phone.After parts in family films including Grand Champion and Spymate, at 13 she won the lead role of Addie Singer, a teen who writes songs about adolescence, in the Nickelodeon children’s series Unfabulous.The show, which ran for three years, made Emma a teen star Stateside.The two 18-year-olds, both of whom have erratic home lives, become friends and, eventually, more.Emma sees a lot of her own cusp-of-adulthood experience mirrored in the film.Emma says she and Kelly, who raised her alone, are ‘pretty much best friends’, but she is not close to her father, who struggled with cocaine addiction in the 1990s, before getting clean and going on to star in the television series Heroes.