Double duty! Emma RobertsWhile working on her first film since the birth of Rhodes in 2020, she accepted motherhood.
“I was lucky enough to get to have my son on set with me,” the 31-year-old actress told Entertainment TonightTuesday, June 14th, of filming Abandoned. “I was working all day, and it’s obviously heavy subject matter, but he was the best spot of my day.”
The thriller features a New York native playing a mom who experiences postpartum psychosis. After moving to a remote farmhouse with her children, she begins to unravel. Roberts was able to balance her role as a working parent despite the story’s intensity.
“My mom would always bring him to have lunch with all of us. It was really nice,” the Scream Queens alum recalled. “It was a nice experience, despite how horrifying the movie looks.”
The American Horror StoryStar, who welcomed Rhodes together with her ex-boyfriend Garrett Hedlund in December 2020, confessed that she was “so scared” by the movie’s trailer. “I was like, ‘We had so much fun doing it, I didn’t realize it was going to be so scary,’” she added.
Before Roberts signed on to do the project, there was some hesitation on her team’s part. In fact, they were “nervous” to bring her the script due to her new mom status, according to the actress.
“Because I had just had a baby, they’re like, ‘I don’t know what you’re going to think of this. I don’t know if you’ll be down for this, because I know you just had a baby,’ but I loved it,” the former Nickelodeon star said.
She pointed out that Abandoned was not only her introduction back into Hollywood after giving birth, but it was a different type of role than she’d previously portrayed.
“I don’t think I’ve played a mom before. This just felt like kind of an interesting way to do that for the first time,” Roberts continued. “I felt like there was a lot I could bring to it having just had a child. So obviously, that just rocks your perspective on things.”
Roberts has shared glimpses of her life with Hedlund (37 years old) since becoming a parent. She split with Hedlund in January after almost three years. While celebrating her second Mother’s Day in May, the HolidateActress gushed over her child.
“Rhodes thank you for making me a mom,” she captioned an Instagram snap with her son. “And mama thank you for teaching me how to be one!! & being the best Mims we could ask for.”
The Strong Country actor, for his part, sang his ex-girlfriend’s praises on the holiday, sharing a handwritten note on social media. “Happy Mother’s Day to the most beautiful mother, dear Emma!” Hedlund wrote last month. “You gave us a gift who never ceases to melt our hearts, amaze our minds, and make all the anythings just fly away, from morning till night.”
AbandonedFriday, June 17th: In theaters