Is Emmy Rossum the Next Julia Roberts? Teen Vogue Talks to the Talented Young Star in the March Issue

Feb 04, 2005, 00:00 ET from Teen Vogue

    NEW YORK, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Emmy Rossum at the age of 18 has been
 getting a lot of attention with her film starring role in Phantom of the Opera
 and her recent Golden Globe nomination.  But this budding star has actually
 been at it since the age of seven, when she auditioned for the Metropolitan
 Opera's Children's Chorus.  Rossum was accepted, of course and spent the next
 six years with the likes of Luciano Pavarotti and Placido Domingo.  In the
 March issue of Teen Vogue Rossum tells senior writer Lauren Waterman that it
 was on the stage that her passion for performing began.
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     After Rossum "outgrew her costumes" at the Met, she set her sights on
 Hollywood.  "She has starred in a series of films that have established her
 young career," Waterman says.  Before her break out role in Phantom of the
 Opera, Rossum appeared in Songcatcher; where she performed a duet with Dolly
 Parton; Mystic River; where she played Sean Penn's dead daughter; and The Day
 After Tomorrow, where she appeared alongside Jake Gyllenhaal.
     Rossum says, "Some girls like clubbing every night, and I'm so happy for
 them.  But, it's not for me.  Have I missed out on a childhood? Yes and no.
 But this is what I wanted."
     Phantom of the Opera director, Joel Schumacher tells Teen Vogue, "She's
 brilliant.  She has a great mind and I think she'll excel in whatever she
     Waterman states, "Emmy Rossum is in a similar position to where Julia
 Roberts was fifteen years ago: She's got youth, beauty, talent, and Joel
 Schumacher on her side. And she has the same kind of wide, appealing, gorgeous
     Upcoming projects for the talented Rossum include more films and creating
 a pop album.  Rossum says, "I'm in it for the long run."
     The March issue of Teen Vogue is on sale in New York and Los Angeles on
 February 4th and nationwide on February 8th.

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