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. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20050204/NYF002 ) 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 does." 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 smile." 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.
SOURCE Teen Vogue