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A star of both the big and small screen, it is easy to forget just how much Emma Roberts has achieved across her illustrious career, and she is still only 25 years of age.

The niece of Oscar-winning Julia, the young actress has worked with a plethora of creative talents; from flagship auteurs to independent artists, meaning there are few thematic stones unturned in her resume.

Ahead of the UK release of her latest picture Nerve – the high-octane cyber-thriller directed by Catfish‘s Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman and co-starring Dave Franco – we felt it was apt to take the time to reflect on some of her finest roles. So whether you are a Player or a Watcher, you’ll certainly want to take the time to revisit these titles…

Scream 46. Scream 4

It isn’t very often that we can say a fourth instalment in a franchise is definitive viewing, but then again we aren’t talking about any usual film series or filmmaker. The late, great Wes Craven returned to his brilliantly macabre and twisted black comedy horror saga Scream with a real sense of visceral energy and humour in 2011, and Roberts’ performance is key to its undeniable success.

Her character Jill beautifully followed traditional teen cliches, but this was all just an elaborate act, clouding reality as perfectly as Ghostface’s mask. Spitting Kevin Williamson’s dialogue with gleeful venom, this is a striking, surprising and ultimately satisfying turn from the young actress; one which offered her new tonal shades to operate within.

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