Emma Roberts doesn't have a typical summer job.
But hey, being a movie star beats working at the mall.
On June 15, Emma Roberts will star in Nancy Drew, about the young female detective who follows her dad to Los Angeles and tries to solve a murder.
So what's it like to be a 16-year-old movie star - and the niece of Julia Roberts? Here are some clues to that mystery, from Emma Roberts herself:
- The highlight of her "sweet 16" party was mugging in a photo booth with pals.
- She flunked the driver's test.
- Her curfew is midnight â€" and mom waits up.
In other words, she's a typical teen.
People had a few more questions for Miss Roberts, on the fun subjects of dating, kissing her co-stars and mean girls (we're talking about actal mean chicks, not the movie Mean Girls) and caught up with her at the Washington, D.C.
Have you ever solved any real-life mysteries?
I wish a mystery would fall into my lap like Nancy Drew!
THG NOTE: We're got one, E-Rob - how about investigating the missing weight of Nicole Richie? We've been trying to get to the bottom of that for 51 weeks now.
So when you're not out sleuthing, what do you like to do with your friends?
I don't work on the weekends, so I get to see them every weekend and have sleepovers and hang out and go to the movies.
Do you like to hang out at the mall?
I used to do it a lot when I was younger. I never found it fun. Me and my friends don't understand why people just hang out at the mall. They don't shop or eat or go to the movies; They just hang around. That doesn't sound like fun. I'd rather be at my friends' house. Most of the time a bunch of friends come over and we hang out and go swimming and do nothing.
THG NOTE: Sorry, Hayden Panettiere and Rumer Willis - it doesn't sound like Emma wants to be your little shopping companion!