I Am Michael stars James Franco and Zachary Quinto with Emma having a supporting role. A gay activist and magazine founder (James Franco) is saved from his homosexuality after turning to God, and later becomes a Christian pastor. The film is currently making its debut at film festivals so hopefully soon will see a theatrical release (most likely limited).
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Emma Roberts has had the chance to work with some A-list actors and actresses, but no one could top Jennifer Aniston — at least in her mind.
Roberts, 21, chatted with HuffPost Celebrity about her experience on “We’re The Millers” and why working alongside Aniston was a “dream come true.”
“Jennifer Aniston is a genius. I’ve been such a fan of hers for so long, so to get to work with her was one of those dream come true, check-off-my-list kind of things that I’ve always wanted,” Roberts told HuffPost. “I think we all worked together really well and I think there was a good chemistry between us,” she added of Aniston and Sudeikis. “We became friends outside of work, so it translated well.”
Roberts also discussed starring alongside James Franco in the upcoming movie “Palo Alto,” which is based on his book of the same name.
“It’s a fictitious take on James Franco’s life,” Roberts said of the movie. “It’s all of these stories interwoven about these young kids growing up in Palo Alto. He plays a teacher and I play his student and we have kind of a weird relationship. It’s been a really fun experience working on that.”
As for Franco, Roberts says he’s an incredible guy.
“He’s amazing, we had a lot of fun working together. He’s such a great serious actor, but also a lot funnier than you would think in person.”
Tell us about your upcoming projects.
I have “We’re the Millers” coming out next year with Jennifer Aniston and that’s a really hilarious comedy. I’m really excited for everyone to see that kind of side of me. And then I wrap a movie I’ve been doing called “Palo Alto,” and it’s with James Franco and Gia Coppola is directing it, who’s been a friend of mine for a long time so it’s been a really fun experience working on that.
What about Empire State?
That’s based on a true story about this guy that worked at the Empire State building, played by Liam Hemsworth, who ends up stealing a lot of money from it, like millions and millions of dollars. I play his love interest … I can’t give it away! It’s a really, really cool movie.
Liam Hemsworth, I think, is really talented and it was a cool kind of darker movie than the things that I’ve done. And we got to shoot in New Orleans, which was so much fun. I just had such a great time there. It’s such an amazing place.
I love the cast.
Yes I love Shenae [Grimes], she’s awesome. Dwayne Johnson is so cool, it was such a good cast. We had so much fun together. One of my good friends Nikki Reed is in it, so it was fun to be down there with people you know and get to hang out outside of the set, it was really fun.
Did Miley Cyrus ever come and visit Liam on set?
I don’t know, not when I was there. I only worked a few days, so I wasn’t there like every single day like Liam was working on the movie.
Who would be your dream co-star?
I would really love to work with Rachel McAdams, I love her. I’m obsessed with all the movies she’s been in and I love “The Vow,” so Channing Tatum too. I love both of them, I think they’re so good in that movie. I cried like a baby.
Would you ever do a Nicholas Sparks movie?
I would love to! Im obsessed with Nicholas Sparks. I’ve literally read every single book, because every time I travel, at the airport, I always buy a new Nicholas Sparks book.
Emma Roberts has teamed up with the Coca-Cola Company and (RED) to promote (THRED), a mobile game with a cause to help deliver an AIDS-free generation by 2015. “It’s something I want people to be aware of, so they can help make a difference,” she told HuffPost. “You literally play (THRED), but you’re also donating money to the global fund that is helping to prevent AIDS and HIV, and I think that is so amazing.”
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