Photo Sessions > Photoshoots from 2022 > Session 002
TATLER – Emma Roberts has asked to meet in a fashionable and suitably expensive village in the Hamptons. Although she lives in Los Angeles, the quaint Long Island holiday destination has become a second home since her mother moved there 10 years ago.
It’s a chilly winter’s day and the road that leads along the harbour-front to the local bookshop is quiet. The 30-year-old American actress arrives early, wrapped in an orange horse-print aviator jacket, and black trousers and boots. Her buttery-blonde hair is tucked under a thick, cream beanie, her face all high cheekbones and luminous, flawless skin. It soon becomes clear that the reason for meeting at a bookshop is not simply because it is an easy landmark at which to spot a stranger: Roberts has come to shop.
‘They’ve got so many new releases since I was last here!’ she exclaims, winding between the display tables. ‘Can I give you some recommendations?’
In the abstract, the thought of browsing bookshelves with a celebrity seems excruciatingly awkward and performative – an attempt, perhaps, on the part of the interviewee to nonchalantly showcase their intellect. But there is nothing grandiose about Roberts as she scours the shelves for I Love You But I’ve Chosen Darkness by Claire Vaye Watkins – a novel about a young mother who abandons her family during a bout of postpartum depression – just an infectious enthusiasm for stories that she thinks she, or someone she knows, will love.