Emma Roberts Talks About the Struggles of Being a Nepo Baby, Claims She’s Lost Jobs Because of the Title

Emma Roberts has been making quite a few headlines lately during the press tour for her new film. Funnily enough, no one probably knows or remembers what movie she is promoting since all the focus during her recent interviews has been her rather bizarre statements that the internet has found outrageous and detached from reality.

Emma Roberts Talks about struggles of being a Nepo Baby

In recent times, Roberts has been relentlessly campaigning to change the narrative around “nepo babies” in Hollywood.

The American Horror Story star recently dished out on the struggles of being a nepo baby and asserted that she’s “never gotten a job” because of her famous father, Eric Roberts, or her aunt, Julia Roberts, but has, however, “lost a couple” of roles due to their influence.

“I’ve lost more jobs than I’ve gained from being in the business,” Emma Roberts told Flaunt. “People have opinions and sometimes maybe they’re not good opinions of people in your family. I’ve never gotten a job because of it, I know I definitely have lost a couple of jobs because of it.”

Emma Roberts rose to fame with her leading role in the Nickelodeon series Unfabulous (2004-2007) and later starred alongside her aunt Julia in Garry Marshall’s 2010 ensemble romantic comedy Valentine’s Day.

Despite her “notable connections”, Roberts was surprisingly absent from New York Magazine’s 2022 “Nepo Baby” feature. “Should I be offended?” the Madame Web actress joked to Flaunt.

“It was a cheap shot to put all the celebrity kids on the cover of a magazine on babies’ bodies,” she added. “It’s like maybe the ‘Nepo Baby’ conversation would’ve been a more interesting article written intelligently in Vanity Fair with nuance, but instead, it was kind of this viral hating-on-people thing.”

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Emma Roberts has been vocal about the “unfair criticism” nepo babies get on the internet and recently even called out the double standards of the discourse.

“I think there’s two sides of the coin, you know. People like to say, ‘You have a leg up because you have family in the industry,’ but then the other side to that is, you know, you have to prove yourself more,” Emma previously stated during Bruce Bozzi’s Table for Two podcast last month.

“Also, if people don’t have a good experience maybe with other people in your family, then you’ll never get the chance. I think there’s something to be said where everybody loves the kind of overnight success story. And so if you’re kind of not the girl from the middle of nowhere that broke into Hollywood, you know there’s kind of an eye roll of like, ‘Well, your dad was this.’”

Roberts further added, “I always joke, ‘Why is no one calling out George Clooney for being a nepo baby? [His aunt] Rosemary Clooney was an icon.’”

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What are your thoughts on this whole Nepo Baby discourse and Emma Roberts’ take on it? Comment below and let us know.

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