Emma Roberts teamed up with The Coca-Cola Company and (RED) to launch (THRED), a free mobile game that’s not only fun to play, but also for a good cause. We chatted with the star about why raising awareness is important and how you can make a difference. Plus, she spilled about her holiday plans and what she has coming up in 2013.
Tell us about (THRED).
“I’m partnering with Coca-Cola and Red to help spread the message about the goal to deliver an AIDS-free generation by 2015. It’s this really cool game called (THRED), and it’s just really fun. It’s free to download, but you can buy ‘power-ups’ from $0.99 cents to $209.99, and that money goes to The Global Fund.”
Why did you decide to team up with Coca Cola and (THRED)?
“I think its really important. I want people to be aware of the AIDS issue and I want them to know they can make a difference. I’m a young woman, and a lot of young people aren’t informed. It’s cool that I can get the word out on Twitter and through interviews, and just among my group of friends.”
So is the game fun to play?
“Yes! One of my favorite things is that Tiesto donated a track and I think he’s really cool. It’s just really fun. The game is very addictive.”
What’s your device of choice?
“I use my iPad the most. I always have it with me on set, because I’m on set for 12 hours a day.”
What are your favorite apps, other than (THRED)?
“I love Spotify. The Snapette app is my favorite for fashion finds, and Pet World 3D—you get to have your own animal rescue shelter.”
So we know you play games on your iPad. What music have you been downloading lately?
“‘Catch My Breath’ by Kelly Clarkson—that’s my jam these days. Also, I love The Lumineers. I just bought their record at Urban Outfitters and believe it or not, it really does sound better as a record.”
What do you have coming up in the new year?
“I have a movie with Jennifer Aniston. It’s a really fun family comedy. I’m finishing up Palo Alto. James Franco is in it, it’s based off his book of short stories, and my good friend Gia Coppola is directing it.”
You’ve had a really excellent 2012; did you ask Santa for anything special?
“I was really boring! Like an old woman, I want a crepe pan and sweatpants.”