Stars! They Read Like Us: Jackie Emerson

Life isn’t all fancy clothes and fancy cars for our favorite celebs. There’s time for books, too! (Best read while dressed in fancy clothes and sitting in the back of fancy cars, of course.)

Photo: Brian Higbee

Jackie Emerson, the up-and-coming actress who plays Foxface in The Hunger Games, took some time out of her busy, glamorous schedule to answer our nosiest literary questions!

What’s the book that you’re proudest of having finished?
The Odyssey by Homer

Have you every lied about having read a book to impress someone? (If yes, what was the book and why?)
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. “If people ask, I just say ‘I’ve started that book . . . ’”


What’s the one book that you’ve sworn to read before you die?
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

What are your five Desert Island books?
Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling (“I can’t pick just one!”), Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (“I’ve read it so many times!”), A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle (“I love to have that with me”), a survival cookbook, and a raft-building book (“I’d need something to teach me how to survive!”)

Have you ever had a crush on a fictional character? Who?
“Duh, who hasn’t?! Percy Jackson—he’s such a noble guy. And Neville Longbottom—in the seventh Harry Potter book he is epic.”

If you could play any character from a book, who would you choose?
“Definitely Foxface, Katniss, or Hermione. I love Bel Canto (by Ann Patchett), so I’d love to be in that too.”

Do you have a book on you right now? What is it?
A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle and Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling.

What’s the one book that would be a deal-breaker if you saw it on a date’s bookshelf?
Everyone has different tastes—however, I could never have a boyfriend who hates Harry Potter.”

What’s a book that’s made you . . .
blush: The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger and Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
shiver: The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons by Dan Brown
cry: “Every book! Definitely The Time Traveler’s Wife.”
laugh out loud: “I got this book called An “F” In Exams for my mom from Urban Outfitters. It has test questions with ridiculous answers—I had tears from laughing so hard.”

4 thoughts on “Stars! They Read Like Us: Jackie Emerson

  1. I love her so much! She is one of my favorite actresses, and Foxface and Clove are my favorite characters from the book and movie! Gaah, I love Foxface so much (along with Clove, of course)!

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