Emma Roberts' 'Scream Queens' Character Could Learn A Thing Or Two About Friendship From The Actress
If you're ready for fall TV, then I have a feeling you're beyond excited to watch Ryan Murphy's new FOX horror-comedy Scream Queens. In addition to focusing on sorority girls and a killer loose on the college campus, the show zeroes in on how women treat each other. If you've seen any of the promos, then you know one of the leading ladies, Chanel Oberlin, who is played by Emma Roberts, doesn't seem to show support to her fellow sorority sisters. However, the same can't be said for the actress in real life. While speaking about her life and new show with Glamour, Emma Roberts opened up about loyalty and support between herself and her friends.
While chatting with the magazine as one of its October cover stars, the 24-year-old talked about how it's important for her girlfriends to be both loyal and positive. "To me loyalty is the biggest thing," she said about what she needs from her female friends. "My best friends are the kind of girls who, if I have something important to do, will come over and help me pick out an outfit while we drink a glass of champagne."
The same goes for her younger sister, who is 14. Roberts is "so protective over her" and wants her to realize that a true friend isn't negative and doesn't treat you disrespectfully. "I tell her that if someone doesn’t make her feel good, she doesn’t need to be friends with them," Roberts revealed. "I have four friends in the world I can call and tell anything, and that’s all I need. In the past year I’ve done a serious clearing of people who didn’t treat me the way a friend should treat you."
Actually, the actress revealed that she's shed way more tears when it comes to clearing her life of toxic girlfriends than when she's broken up with someone. Isn't that the truth? I don't know about you, but when a friendship, especially one that is near and dear to your heart, ends badly, well, it can truly be devastating and take a major toll.
As Roberts said about cutting ties with friends who aren't uplifting and aren't there for you, "It's hard. I think I've cried more about breakups with girlfriends than I ever have about boyfriends. But can I tell you: It’s changed my life. I only have girlfriends now who make me a better person."
Based on the Scream Queens promos, it doesn't seem like Roberts' character will follow in her portrayer's footsteps. Her character appears to be a pretty negative and critical person. I mean, check out this gif:
With that said, as with most "mean girl" roles, there's usually more than meets the eye. Deep down there is probably a reason Chanel is coming off as a toxic person who is commanding, judgmental, and disrespectful. Granted, it seems like Chanel and Roberts do have something in common: They both look for loyalty in their groups. However, for the sorority girl, she probably wants loyal followers to, well, follow her, obey her, and never go against her word.
Tthere's one thing that remains certain: Roberts and Chanel probably wouldn't be friends IRL. It seems like Chanel could learn a lot from the actress about respecting others and maintaining close friendships. But, hopefully, as the series goes on, Chanel will grow and learn to see how important positivity and support are among girlfriends. If not, I'm sure she'll help keep Roberts grounded, especially when it comes to friendship.