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.”
Jennifer Aniston is really good at pole dancing.
Emma Roberts, who costars with Aniston in the upcoming comedy We’re the Millers, knows firsthand just how sexy the Friends actress’ stripper moves are in the movie.
“She’s really good,” Roberts told us of Aniston’s We’re the Millers pole-dancing scenes earlier today. “I saw bits and pieces of it and she is amazing.”
On a scale of 1 to 10? “[She’s] like a 20,” Roberts laughed. “It was unreal! She looks really hot.”
In the funny flick, Jason Sudeikis stars as a pot dealer who assembles a fake family in order to traffic drugs to Mexico. Aniston plays his stripper wife and Roberts is their pretend daughter.
While we will be getting to see Aniston on the stripper pole, Roberts says Justin Theroux’s gal won’t be partaking in any fake drug-doing on screen.
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Check out the first still from We’re the Millers, which won’t hit theaters til August 2013!
The fake family that smuggles drugs across the border … stays together.
That might be the theme of Jason Sudeikis and Jennifer Aniston’s upcoming comedy We’re the Millers (due out Aug. 9), where a small-time pot dealer hires a phony family as camouflage to bring two metric tons of weed from Mexico to Colorado.
This plan includes working with a cynical stripper (Aniston) as his faux wife, along with a homeless teen (Emma Roberts) and geeky neighborhood kid (Will Poulter) as their offspring.
“Who knew that breaking international drug laws would be such a bonding experience?” says Sudeikis. “When strangers are put together for strange reasons, they come out the other end a lot closer than they anticipate.”
As comedy ensues during an RV vacation trip meant to disguise the smuggling, director Rawson Marshall Thurber says, the family members do unite — the group even cares enough to spy on Poulter’s character protectively from behind curtains as he goes on a date.
“That’s the theme of the entire piece — family bonding,” says Thurber. “It’s really a story about a family coming together.”
And that’s after Aniston shows off some exotic dancing skills at her local strip club. Asked to rate her pole dancing skills, Thurber was effusive.
“One to 10? An 11. I gotta say I was blown away,” he says, admitting he believes the film will get an R rating for multiple reasons. “What she was able to pull off, literally and figuratively, was nothing short of astonishing and glorious.”
The film’s stars also show more practical skills while driving the RV used in the caper — including Aniston, who floored it in a scene where the Millers need to make a quick escape.
“Everyone got the hang of it,” says Sudeikis. “If anyone has a 40-foot trailer they need to be moved across the country — as long as it’s not too much city driving, I’m definitely available for hire if it’s in the summer.”
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