"I'll tell you why—because I can't even get though the commercials," Roberts explained. "I am the most fitful scaredy cat. When the first American Horror Story came out, remember the first poster? I said to [show co-creator Ryan Murphy], 'OK, I curse you. I stop at a traffic light and I have to look at that thing on billboards. It gives me the willies. What is that? What is going on? What have you done?'"
As fans know, Roberts' niece Emma Roberts has been an AHS regular. "I try to support my Emma, but I don't like it," the Oscar winner said.
Emma totally gets Aunt Julia's apprehension.
"I don't blame her," the Scream Queens star told me earlier today while promoting Hot Chocolate for a Cause, Godiva's new Toys for Tots fundraiser, adding, "I was watching American Horror Story: Hotel on my computer and I realized that I was staying in a hotel and I literally turned it off so fast and turned all the lights on and went to sleep with all the lights on. I was like, 'I don't even care that I know these people—I'm terrified.'"
Emma had hoped to be on the Hotel season of AHS but her schedule didn't allow it. "I hope so, if they'll have me," she says of returning next season. "I'm always ready to do American Horror Story. It's always a wild time on that show so I would love to be back."
For now, Emma is worrying about getting her Christmas shopping done. "Everyone always laughs at me because I'm already done by Thanksgiving but not this year," she said. "I haven't even started yet. I like to go online. I like to go to stores and also I love gift guides whenever I'm stumped. I don't even know what I'm going to get everyone this year. Now you have me stressed." (No need to stress—just check out E! Online's holiday gift guides if ya need still need help!)
What does Emma want from Santa Clause? "I haven't really been wanting anything," she said. "I just want to be home with my family and go to the movies and I'll be happy."
But then she added, "There's always a pair of shoes that I want."
Teaming up with Godiva for Toys for Tots was a no-brainer. For every cup of hot chocolate sold in the confectioner giant's stores, $1 will be donated to the children's organization. "We're helping put smile on kids' faces during the holidays when they might be going through a hard time or struggling," Emma said. "I think that's very important, just making people feel happy and loved."
The Toys for Tots campaign runs through Dec. 15.