remake, and has already been getting close behind the scenes ahead of filming. "I already love everyone and the idea is, if you really love somebody, you put the most important thing first and that is the film.
In an interview on Howard Stern's Sirius XM radio show on Monday, the pop star gushed over her co-star and director -- but didn't mince words when asked if their relationship might turn romantic on the set.
“This is my way to connect with the world,” she says of her art.
As for connecting with her family these days, Emily says she is “close with both my parents” and that they have no problem with her more-religious life.
A couple of blocks away from the Upper West Side home of radio’s king of raunch, Howard Stern, his Torah-scholar daughter sits in her ankle-length skirt and recites a blessing.
Emily Stern, 32, couldn’t have a life more different from her famous father’s.
And “my dad’s emphasis on sexuality [in his career] kept me out of the dating ring [when I was younger].” She was also scarred by her parents’ 1999 split — Howard divorced college sweetheart Alison Berns, the mother of Emily and her sisters, Ashley and Debra, after 21 years of marriage. He used to be one way, and then he marries a model.” (Howard, 61, married blond bombshell Beth Ostrosky, 18 years his junior, in 2008.) She muses that her mom’s re-entry into the working world might have been the straw that broke Howard’s back.
Emily calls the works “Wells of Miriam” because it reminds her of the “mikveh,” a ritual bath in Judaism that’s associated with renewal.“We never discussed what I’d be when I was growing up,” she says.“It sort of did me a disservice.” She now works full-time as an artist (writing plays and music and acting) while also studying Torah at the Drisha Institute.While Howard “always said it was for our protection,” she attributes his warnings to “narcissism.” “I was alone.The belief that we were so different made it unhealthy,” she says.