I was so excited to meet one of my biggest gURL crushes, Emma Roberts, recently—and she definitely didn’t disappoint. We had some serious talk about cyber-bullying, and she even gave some awesome advice on how a gURL should handle haters. All that and we got her favorite bargain buys. Let’s just say I kind of wish I could hang with Em more often.
gURL: What are some of your favorite bargains?
Emma:I love drugstore makeup and cleansers, especially Neutrogena. It’s great that no matter where I am, I can find a drugstore that’s going to have all my must-haves.
gURL: How do you balance your busy work schedule and friends?
Emma Roberts: For me it’s just all about prioritizing. With the people I haven’t seen in a while, make them a priority as opposed to the people I see every week. With my work, I try to prioritize what’s the most immediate. I think that’s the easiest way to do it. What’s happening immediately: take care of that first, because you don’t want to be unprepared for something that’s coming up.
gURL: Can you talk about a time that you really wanted something, like a job, but you didn’t get it? How do you deal with disappointments like that?
Emma:I mean, that’s hard. You audition for things and you’re just like “If you could only know how badly I want this and how great I could be.” Sometimes I haven’t gotten things and I’d be so devastated, and then I’ll realize in retrospect it’s actually better that I didn’t. For me, when something doesn’t go my way, I just move past it onto the next thing, because you can’t dwell on something like that for years. You realize, I should channel all that energy on something positive and making something else happen because you can’t change other people’s minds, you know?
gURL: How do you deal with haters?
Emma:People can be really mean, so I always try to be nice to everyone so I don’t give them anything bad to say. Cyber-bullying is what really gets me. Not even about me, but I read about it about other people. I just think it’s so ridiculous, and I think it’s so mean. Something like the Internet, which is a fun thing, can be used in such a good way, but for some people it can be really horrible. Especially on Twitter, a lot of people will tweet really mean things at you, but if they ever saw you face to face they wouldn’t even say hi to you.
gURL: What kind of advice would you ever give a younger gURL who is dealing with something like that?
Emma: Just walk away, because it takes two people to fight. So if you’re not fighting with them, it’s going to get boring.
WDYT about Emma’s advice gURLs? Are you a fan of the star? Let us know in the comments.