Emma Roberts is the Decembuary (Dec/Jan) cover of Cosmopolitan magazine, on newsstands nationwide on November 24. In addition to appearing on the cover, Emma will be taking part in ExtraCurricular By Cosmo, a virtual class series aimed to teach college students the life skills they need to know before kicking off their careers, alongside her Belletrist cofounder Karah Preiss— teaching participants how to turn your passion into a legit business. The class which is free to attend will take place on November 19 at ExtraCurricularByCosmo.com.
On being grown up: “It’s funny, because I think people to this day think I’m 19, even though I’m turning 30. I don’t know if it’s about growing up as Julia Roberts’ niece or if it’s because I’ve been doing this since I was so young that people see me as younger. . . People are going to say what they’re going to say, and I’m going to live my life and be who I am, which, by the way, I’m still figuring out. Even turning 30, I don’t feel done learning or evolving.”
On being pregnant during a pandemic: “Long story short: I am hungry and tired. Food and sleep do not abide by the normal laws when you’re pregnant. But I’m healthy, which is the thing I’m most grateful for. To see my body change inside and out so drastically has been a wild experience. Surprising and beautiful. Then again, some days I feel like I’m being hijacked by something.”
On what pregnancy has taught her: “This pregnancy made me realize that the only plan you can have is that there is no plan.”
On coming into her own and being part of the conversation: “Producing means I’m able to really be a part of the conversation, and it’s taught me a lot. When I was younger, I would be embarrassed to have a bad idea. I wish someone had told me when I was 19, ‘Who cares if it’s a dumb idea? If it’s a dumb idea, it’s a dumb idea, but what if it’s your best and you didn’t say it?’ I can have an opinion now, which I didn’t always feel was possible, especially growing up as an actress. It’s about learning to pause and ask questions and not just let it be other people being like, ‘This is a yes; this is a no.’ It’s about deciding for you.”
[Photo Credit: Sasha Samsonova for Cosmopolitan Magazine]