Doesn’t Julia Roberts have a relative named Emma? Could that relative be the Harry Potter star, Emma Watson?
Emma Watson is not related to Julia Roberts. Julia Roberts does have a famous actress niece who is also named Emma, but that Emma is Emma Roberts. Despite not being related to Julia Roberts, Emma Watson is a massive Roberts fan. She has said in interviews that the first impactful film of her life was probably Pretty Woman.
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Emma Watson is a Massive Julia Roberts Fan
In 2009, Emma Watson was interviewed by the Mirror. In the interview, Watson had to complete some unfinished sentences for the publication. She was asked the question “When I was little, I wanted to be…” to which she responded with “A fairy after being a princess. Then I realised it was impossible so I decided to be an actress.” In response to the question “My hero is…”, Watson said “As a child I always wanted to be Julia Roberts. She has a magnetic personality and smile.”
Since she revealed that her hero is Julia Roberts, Watson has reiterated that she is a fan. Even in interviews, she has stated that Pretty Woman was probably the first impactful film she ever watched. It was impactful enough to make her want to get into acting.
Of course in 2017, when Watson appeared on Jimmy Kimmel, she said that her family had approximately four VHS tapes and that she constantly watched them on repeat. Those tapes were Four Weddings and a Funeral, My Best Friend’s Wedding, Private Benjamin, and Pretty Woman. Hence the Julia Roberts fandom.
Follow the below YouTube link to watch Emma Watson being interviewed on the red carpet at the 86th Academy Awards and her excitement at meeting Julia Roberts
Watson Emulates Her Hero
In 2013, Emma Watson appeared on the cover of British GQ in an outfit that was not a style she had been known to sport. The outfit appeared to be a more modern version of one of the dresses that Julia Roberts wore in Pretty Woman. The dress that she wore was what many called more sexualized than how the world had seen the actress up to that point. In fact, The Hollywood Reporter even used a headline in their report of the shoot that said “Absurd: British GQ Tarts Up Emma Watson in Julia Roberts’ ‘Pretty Woman’ Hooker Dress.”
Watson is a known feminist and has since been criticized for her choices to be revealing in shoots. In 2017, Watson posed in a cover shoot for Vanity Fair. In one of the photos, her breasts are very visible. Watson defended the choice stating “Feminism is about giving women choice. Feminism is not a stick with which to beat other women with. It’s about freedom, it’s about liberation, it’s about equality. I really don’t know what my t**s have to do with it.”
Julia Roberts Famous Niece
If you did think Emma Watson is Julia Roberts’ niece, you are probably getting her mixed up with the other Emma. Emma Roberts would be the actress niece of Julia Roberts.
Emma Roberts is an American actress who is probably most well-known for her continued appearance in the anthology style horror TV show, American Horror Story. She was born in 1991 to Kelly Cunningham and Eric Roberts. Eric is Julia Roberts brother and he is actually known as the third-most prolific screen actor of all time, having appeared in over 500 different productions!
Emma Roberts and Emma Watson have actually met in person before. In 2007, the two were photographed together at the UK Kids’ Choice Awards. Then a few years later, Emma Roberts showed up on the red carpet in London for the premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.