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Eric Roberts weighs in on Emma Roberts’ Nepo baby complaints


LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 15: Eric Roberts attends the Global Premiere Screening of "Babylon" at Academy Museum of Motion Pictures on December 15, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

With a new movie coming out, Emma Roberts is giving another round of interviews in which she blasts the “nepo baby” label and strongly denies that she gained career advantages in Hollywood by being the niece of mega-star Julia Roberts or the daughter of veteran film and TV actor Eric Roberts.

“I’ve lost more jobs than I’ve gained from being in the business,” Roberts told Flaunt magazine. “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.”

Roberts recently received backing from her father for her claim that she didn’t benefit from her famous connections. In a new interview with entertainment journalist Steve Kmetko, Eric Roberts was asked if he “had anything to do” with his daughter’s success, Entertainment Weekly reported. 

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – DECEMBER 15: Eric Roberts attends the Global Premiere Screening of “Babylon” at Academy Museum of Motion Pictures on December 15, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images) 

“Absolutely nothing. Except I gave her that name,” The 68-year-old “Pope of Greenwich Village” star said.

During the interview for Kmetko’s “Still Here Hollywood” podcast, Roberts initially said he wouldn’t talk about his iconic younger sister, Julia.

“I love my sister, but I can’t talk about her,” Eric Roberts said. He and Julia Roberts were publicly estranged during the early years of Emma’s life because of his past drug use and because the “Erin Brokovich” star sided with Robert’s ex-girlfriend, Kelly Cunningham, over the custody of Emma.  Eric Roberts told People that he and Julia Roberts reconciled in 2004.

Eric Roberts also at first that he wouldn’t talk about his 33-year-old daughter, a rising star with “Scream Queens,” “American Horror Story” and the new Amazon Prime rom-com “Space Cadet.” “My daughter told me not to talk about her,” he said.

According to People magazine, Emma Roberts tends to stay private about her relationship with her father. They haven’t been photographed together since she was a child, and she doesn’t talk about him in interviews or post anything about him on social media — not in the way she does with her mother, with whom she’s said to be “very close.”

For his part, Eric Roberts gushes about his daughter whenever he gets the chance, including posting a throwback photo of the two of them together on Instagram for her 32nd birthday in 2023, People reported. “Very happiest of birthday eves to my precious daughter,” Eric Roberts wrote.

With Kmetko, Eric Roberts admitted that he usually ends up saying something about his daughter in interviews. “I stumble and do,” he said. That’s what happened on Kmetko’s podcast. He “stumbled” in this interview and inserted himself a bit into the “nepo baby” discourse.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MAY 14: Emma Roberts attends the 2024 Disney Upfront at Javits Center on May 14, 2024 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images) 

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