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Actress Emma Roberts on Friends, Books, and Well-Being

The star of 'Unfabulous' already knows lots about life balance.
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What is your favorite type of exercise?

I like riding my bike and working on my abs by doing sit-ups. I sometimes work out with trainer who makes exercising really fun. We play games and jump on the trampoline.

What is your guilty-pleasure food?

Pizza. I would eat it every day, but it's not that great for you, so I try to have it just once in a while. I love sweets, anything chocolatey. I try to not eat too many though, which is hard when I am on location, because there are so many really good, unhealthy snacks and sweets around.

You are the spokesperson for the National "Drop Everything and Read" Day program. Why did you choose this cause?

I love reading. There is nothing better than having a good book that you can't put down, but nobody really reads much anymore. Everyone is moving so fast that they don't have the time to sit down and read a book. I just read the novella Breakfast at Tiffany's and it is 100 times better and totally different than the movie. My mom always read to me before bed and when I was in second grade, I got obsessed with the Junie B. Jones series [by Barbara Park]. There are so many [of these books] that it took me most of second and third grade to read them all.

With actor Eric Roberts for a father and America's Sweetheart Julia Roberts for an aunt, you really do descend from Hollywood royalty. Was Julia Roberts a fun aunt? Do you read to her children?

She is very cool. Sometimes I read to [her children]. They like being read to.

Speaking of your aunt Julia, she is quite vocal about her environmental beliefs. How do you feel about going green?

I think it's really important, especially now. There are so many things to do that people choose not to do and it's frustrating. My family does a good job. We buy all organic foods. We recycle.

If you had to lose one of your five senses, which one would you choose to lose?

I guess I would have to say smell because I want to hear and see people and pick up things and touch them, but there are a lot of bad smells in this world.

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