How Old Was Emma Roberts as Teen Detective Nancy Drew?

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In March 2012, Nancy Drew actress Emma Roberts attended a cocktail party held at the Smashbox Studios West in West Hollywood.

Emma Roberts rocked Jonathan Saunders and accessorized with Caleo jewelry and a Swarovski clutchEmma Roberts rocked Jonathan Saunders and accessorized with Caleo jewelry and a Swarovski clutch (Credit: Ryan / WENN)

5 years earlier, she starred as the titular teen detective in the 2007 American mystery thriller film Nancy Drew.

When the film was shot in Los Angeles from January 30, 2006, to April 3, 2006, Julia Roberts’ niece was too young to have a driver’s license.

Born on February 10, 1991, in Rhinebeck Village, Rhinebeck, New York, she turned 15 on February 10, 2006.

Emma Roberts turned 15 while filming Nancy Drew in Los AngelesEmma Roberts turned 15 while filming Nancy Drew in Los Angeles (Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures)

Since she only had a learner’s permit, Emma was not allowed to drive all by herself for the car chase scenes.

“Every time I attempted to try my own stunts, everyone was like, ‘No. No. You’re not doing that,’” Roberts told The Los Angeles Times about not being able to do her out stunts.

“I didn’t do any of my own stunts, and I’ll admit it. The most stunt-y thing I did was dive onto a mat when a bomb exploded. Nothing too crazy-crazy.”

Emma Roberts wears pajamas in bed as teen detective Nancy DrewEmma Roberts wears pajamas in bed as teen detective Nancy Drew (Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures)

“I mean, Nancy Drew is such an iconic character and she’s a really, really great character that’s been around for decades so I read the script and I instantly clicked with it and loved the character and loved the whole storyline,” Emma told Collider in June 2007 about deciding to accept the part as Nancy Drew.

Not well received by film critics, the film was released in theaters on June 15, 2007, when Emma Roberts was 16 years old.

16-year-old actress Emma Roberts attends the premiere of the Warner Bros. film "Nancy Drew"16-year-old actress Emma Roberts attends the premiere of the Warner Bros. film “Nancy Drew” on June 9, 2007, at the Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California (Credit: Apega / WENN)

“How’s this for a #TBT?! 10 years ago @flittography and I did Nancy Drew together!!!” Emma wrote with a glasses-wearing emoji on Instagram in September 2016 to celebrate the film’s 10th anniversary.

She shared a side-by-side photo of her and her Nancy Drew co-star, Josh Flitter, who played Corky Veinshtein.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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For the British Fashion Council’s London Show Rooms L.A. opening cocktail party held at Smashbox Studios West, the Blow star wore an embroidered white pullover paired with a black maxi skirt from Jonathan Saunders.

This was not the first time that we’d seen Emma in a black maxi skirt, but we were noticing a certain change in her personal style from a cute teen to a more gothic glam.

How do you like Emma’s sheer embroidered long-sleeve white crop top and the black maxi dress?

Emma Roberts attends the British Fashion Council's London Show Rooms L.A. opening cocktail partyEmma Roberts attends the British Fashion Council’s London Show Rooms L.A. opening cocktail party at Smashbox Studios on March 12, 2012, in West Hollywood, California (Credit: Ryan / WENN)

All women should own at least one black maxi skirt. We’ve even written a guide on how to wear a maxi dress if you’re petite.

Check out this woven maxi skirt in black by Caslon at Nordstrom and let us know how you’d style it!

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