Emma Roberts inspired by aunt Julia, not dad

Monday September 5, 2011

Emma Roberts has revealed that her career has been more inspired by her aunt, Julia Roberts, and not by her Oscar-nominated father.

Having been brought up by her mother, Kelly Cunningham, the 20-year-old actress was estranged from her father Eric Roberts but did hang out on set with her aunt.

"When I was a child I didn't really go and see him on his movie sets because he was doing a lot more adult movies.

They were kind of inappropriate for me because I was a lot younger, whereas my aunt Julia was doing younger, more fun movies, so I would visit her more," the actress told the Daily Mirror

Eric Roberts, from The Dark Knight and The Expendables, has little contact with his daughter and Emma said previously that they "don't really talk".

"He lives here, but I don't really see him. I do follow him on Twitter, though, if that counts for anything."


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