Emma Roberts: Talk of Nepotism Is "So Ridiculous"

Celebrity News Jun. 16, 2011 AT 5:42PM
Emma Roberts: Talk of Nepotism Is "So Ridiculous" Credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

Most people don't have a movie star aunt.

Emma Roberts does, but the 20-year-old actress says it's her own talent -- not her relationship to Julia Roberts -- that fuels her success in Hollywood.

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"A lot of people think that, and they talk about nepotism which I think is so ridiculous considering it's obviously not true; because I've auditioned for so many things and never gotten the part," she tells PopEater. "Also it's like, you know, maybe someone can get you one part, but they can't really get you ten parts."

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The Art of Getting By star and her Oscar-winning aunt both had roles in in the 2010 film Valentine's Day; so does Emma ever want to do a film with Julia again?  "I would love to!" she says. "I think it would be really fun for us."

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But despite her famous lineage, Roberts doesn't feel any pressure to compete with her famous aunt. "I'm just doing my own thing," she told Us Weekly in March. "I don't really compare it to what my aunt does, but I do admire her and love all her movies."

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