Emma along with Gina Rodriguez, Gabrielle Union and Ellen Pompeo cover the latest issue of Porter Edit powered by net-a-poter.com. Check out photoshoot images below and excerpt from the issue! Plus watch a powerful video interview below…
Welcome to the third annual Women in Television issue, which celebrates some of the industry’s most incredible women and asks them to debate the problems facing females working in TV. From fair pay to power imbalances and speaking up on set, they get vocal in this unmissable interview…
The youngest scion of a Hollywood dynasty, Roberts, 27, took the lead role in teen drama Scream Queens before becoming a regular in Ryan Murphy’s cult TV anthology, American Horror Story. She currently stars in its eighth season, Apocalypse
Growing up, I was obsessed with all shows Nickelodeon – Clarissa Explains It All, Sabrina the Teenage Witch… I remember saying to my mom, “I want my own show on Nickelodeon one day,” and she was like, “That’s a great dream to have.” Then when I was 12, I auditioned for a Nickelodeon show [Unfabulous] and my childhood dream came true.
What excites me the most about TV right now is that we’re living in a time where there are so many different ways to tell a story. Reality TV is my guilty pleasure – The Real Housewives of Orange County and The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
I think TV’s biggest female trailblazer is Reese Witherspoon – I’ve loved her ever since I was a kid, just for her acting. But what she’s done with Big Little Lies… She’s a powerhouse. It’s really amazing to see what’s possible now. When I was younger, I never thought I could direct, produce and star in a show, because I didn’t see it. Now it’s being done and it really makes me feel confident in the places I can go in my career.
If I was to describe American Horror Story’s Madison in three words, I’d say ‘misunderstood’, if we’re being sympathetic. ‘Bitchy’. And ‘fun’! To be given dialogue that is so unapologetic and smart is really fun. The way Ryan Murphy writes for women is so specific.
In the American Horror Story cast, I’d turn to Sarah Paulson for life advice. She is the smartest, coolest, funniest person I know. I go to her for fashion advice, too; I see her and I’m like, “Just stop. You’re too amazing.” Gabourey [Sidibe] is great to party with – she’s the most fun.
I’d love to do a TV adaptation of Educated by Tara Westover. It’s a memoir and absolutely breathtaking. I would say more titles but I don’t wanna give them away!
If I was to name the TV show of my life? Let me text my best friend… OK, Brit said it would be called My Little Feet in the Bathtub As I Read Joan Didion [laughs], or I Hope It’s Okay If I Read to You Forever.
Season 9 of American Horror Story will air in 2019