Emma and Jamie Lee Curtis along with the red devil are featured on the cover of the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly! Check out preview below…
“Abigail, you’re slaying,” Emma Roberts says, complimenting costar Abigail Breslin on her comedic delivery, during a break in shooting on Scream Queens’ New Orleans stages. The two actresses, along with co-stars Skyler Samuels, Keke Palmer, Lea Michele, Billie Lourd, and Niecy Nash, who plays inept security guard Denise Hemphill, are shooting a scene in which Chanel #5 begins to crack under the pressure of being stalked by a killer and flees the house. “This is insane! If we stay in this house we’re all going to die,” shouts Breslin’s #5. Roberts’ Chanel feigns concern: “Number 5, don’t go—actually, I’m totally fine with her leaving.”
Possibly the most ambitiously funny (and certainly most wicked) new show of the fall, it was the brainchild of Glee triumvirate Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Ian Brennan. Airing Tuesdays at 9:00 p.m., Queens is a biting satire of millennials, feminism, and the collegiate Greek system mixed with an elaborate, gruesome Agatha Christie-style whodunit. Or to put it in the show’s parlance, it’s as if Glee and American Horror Story (co-created by Murphy and Falchuk) hooked up at a mixer and birthed a really bitchy daughter.
“Scream Queens to me is kind of the dream of American Horror Story, but with the sprinkling of this amazing comedy aspect that Ryan, Ian, and Brad do so well,” says Emma Roberts. The 25-year-old actress plays ruthlessly mean Kappa Kappa Tau president Chanel Oberlin, who finds her sorority, including minions Chanel #3 (Lourd) and Chanel #5 (Breslin), targeted for death by someone dressed as the university’s mascot, the Red Devil. Chanel must also battle with Dean Munsch, who hates everything she stands for, and a group of undesirable new pledges (including Samuels, Michele, and Palmer) whom she’s forced to allow in.
Like all the Chanels who strive to be the prettiest and the best, Queens has lofty goals of its own. It not only aims to pull in viewers with an all-star cast — which includes pop singers Ariana Grande and Nick Jonas in supporting roles — but also is being filmed as an anthology that will take the survivors to a new location next season.
Prep school horror film, February, starring Emma Roberts is being acquired by A24 and DirecTV.
February is set at an all-girls boarding school, where Rose (Mad Men’s Kiernan Shipka) and her older classmate Rose (Lucy Boynton) have been stranded for their spring break. Robert’s stars as a haunted woman who is making her way toward the school, but as she gets closer, Kat becomes increasingly possessed by an unknown evil force.
The elevated horror film, which will hit theaters in 2016, the directorial debut for writer-director Osgood Perkins, who is better known for his acting, including roles in Legally Blonde and Psycho II. Perkins, the son of Psycho actor Anthony Perkins, co-wrote the screenplay for The Girl in the Photographs, which is also screening at the festival.
Unbroken Pictures’ Adrienne Biddle and Bryan Bertino produced the film with Rob Paris’ Paris Film, Inc., Zed Filmworks’ Rob Menzies and Alphonse Ghossein of Go Insane Films. Carissa Buffel and Kevin Matusow are executive producing under their Traveling Picture Show Company banner along with 120dB Films’ Peter Graham and Steve Hayes, and Arianne Fraser.
February had its world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival on Saturday, Sept 12. THR’s review said: “Evoking some unholy cross between the satanic classic Rosemary’s Baby and Lucile Hadzihalilovic’s uncannily eerie Innocence, with an inky dash of Lost Highway, actor-turned-writer-director Osgood Perkins’ horror story February represents a remarkable debut.”
The film was produced by Unbroken Pictures, Zed Filmworks and Go Insane Pictures. February is represented domestically by CAA and UTA, and internationally by Highland Film Group.
A24 has already scooped up How to Talk to Girls at Parties and Into the Forest at the festival, and its film Room starring Brie Larson screened on Tuesday to a very warm reception.
Her stylists bustle up and down the stairs and racks of clothing creep into the living room of the Hancock Park apartment where Emma Roberts has come to be dressed for an evening event. But the 24-year old is calm amid the storm, curled up barefoot on the sofa in a white Isabel Marant top and AG jeans. She notes how her feet need a break after 10- to 15-hour days in six-inch heels on the set of the new Fox comedy-horror series “Scream Queens,” set to premiere on Sept. 22.
“And if you must know, my bra and underwear are Aerie,” she says coyly, plugging American Eagle’s lingerie and relaxed apparel brand.
For the Record
Sept. 17, 2015, 11:35 a.m.: An earlier version of this article said Emma Roberts was interviewed in her apartment. She was interviewed in a stylist’s apartment.
Roberts is the first celebrity to star in the Aerie Real advertising campaign, which launched last year featuring un-retouched images “to help promote body positivity and encourage the celebration of reality over fantasy,” according to Aerie President Jennifer Foyle.
Roberts’ ads for the campaign began Sept. 3, and while some might consider it easier for a thin, fit star such as herself to appear sans Photoshopping, the actress acknowledges that the campaign triggered self-doubts.
“The first outfit was just the bralette and underwear, and I walked on set wearing a robe,” she says. “I got really nervous when I was about to take it off. There were 20 people around and all of a sudden I felt really, really vulnerable and insecure, wondering how I looked. But basically all my best friends were at the shoot: My hair and makeup people and my stylists [Brit and Kara Smith, also co-designers of L.A.-based fashion label Elkin]. Having the comfort of people who I know and trust and love around me gave me that confidence to be silly and have fun and just not worry about it. Because the pictures were going to look like me, which I think is the point of this whole campaign.”
“We live in a world of social media, of Instagram and Twitter, and everyone’s constantly posting photos of the best versions of themselves and adding filters and Facetuning and creating this image and this life that may not be real,” Roberts continues. “I think it’s important to show your real self, for me at least. Because even though I’m an actress and I look a certain way and this and that, I definitely see pictures of ad campaigns and feel insecure and think, ‘Why don’t I look like that?’ … I look like a normal person. And I think it’s important for people to know that, because I think it’s really easy to get caught up in always worrying that your hair and makeup are perfect or if you have the coolest clothes. And it’s more important to just live your life and have fun. It’s about being comfortable in your skin.”
Comfortable is also a word that Roberts uses to describe her off-duty style.
The creator, Ryan Murphy, of Scream Queens along with Jamie Lee Curtis and Emma discuss the show. Check out a great article below from Variety and photoshoot!
“Chaos!” shouts Brad Falchuk, one of the creators of “Scream Queens,” who’s on the New Orleans set directing what will be the fifth episode of the Fox comedy-horror series. “I want more chaos.”
The actors are all gathered in the luxurious living-room set of the show’s Kappa Kappa Tau sorority house, and Falchuk wants them to react with unbridled outrage to the news that Dean Cathy Munsch, as embodied by series star Jamie Lee Curtis, will be cancelling the college’s planned Halloween celebration. Seems there’s a killer on the loose on campus, and no one knows when he or she is going to strike next.
If this sounds a bit like Chief Brody closing the beach in “Jaws” — well, score one for the creative team behind “Scream Queens.”
As conceived by mastermind Ryan Murphy, the 15-episode series, debuting next month, aims to send up the classic horror genre while delivering a heavy dose of laughs. Take “Heathers,” sprinkle in some “Mean Girls,” combine it with “Halloween” and a liberal dose of “Friday the 13th” — and you’ve got the formula for “Scream Queens.”
This is so awesome! Check out the article and photoshoot/behind the scenes photos below!
This fall, intimates and loungewear brand Aerie continues to challenge supermodel standards by adding one more unretouched beauty to their #AerieREAL campaign, Scream Queens actress Emma Roberts. Shot by photographer Ali Mitton and styled by Britt and Kara Smith, the campaign’s photos capture Emma’s authentic beauty, playful spirit and REAL self. From listening to music in cozy plaids and boy briefs to lounging in a blanket scarf and romantic lace bralette, Emma models her favorite bras, undies and more from Aerie’s fall and holiday collections and offers an inside look into her everyday life. The campaign debuts in stores and online nationwide September 3, 2015 and continues through Holiday.
“Partnering with Aerie was a natural fit for me because #AerieREAL is a message I personally identify with, particularly being in an industry that is quick to judge flaws,” says Emma Roberts. “I feel so honored to be part of a movement that reassures women that real doesn’t mean flawed – real is sexy, real is cool.”
Roberts joins the cast of #AerieREAL girls Iskra Lawrence, Eli Almeida, Ally Walsh and Annie McGinty, whom have proudly shown their real selves for Aerie Real, a bold movement that promotes loving your REAL self by refusing to retouch its models. Aerie invites customers to join the conversation and share what makes them #AerieREAL for a chance to be featured on AerieReal.com.
“Emma is the kind of girl our Aerie girls would be friends with. Her social media invites her fans in to her everyday life in a way they relate to,” comments Jennifer Foyle, Aerie Brand President. “We couldn’t be more thrilled to have Emma join the new chapter of #AerieREAL to help promote body-positivity and encourage the celebration of reality over fantasy.”
Ashby will be released to select theaters and VOD on September 25th! Check out an official poster below!
Mickey Rourke, Sarah Silverman, Emma Roberts and Nat Wolff are all coming together for Tony McNamara’s Tribeca comedy-drama “Ashby.” The film will debut in select theaters and VOD starting September 25, courtesy of Paramount Home Entertainment and The Film Arcade.
The film’s official synopsis reads: “Ed Wallis (Nat Wolff) and his spirited single mom (Sarah Silverman) are new in town. At school, Ed struggles to fit in. He secretly desires to make the football team although the jocks disapprove, and he connects with only one other student, brainy Eloise (Emma Roberts). Given an assignment to interview someone ‘old,’ Ed approaches his new neighbor Ashby Holt (Mickey Rourke), a man facing troubling news he’d rather avoid. Although Ashby pretends to be a retired salesman, Ed soon learns that he’s actually a former CIA assassin. As Ed gains new perspective from his unlikely friendship with Ashby, he’s prompted to take more chances with his life, and with Eloise. Meanwhile, as Ashby faces a crossroads, he must find the courage to settle old scores and set things right.”
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I have added candids from the 28th of July of Emma shopping in New York. She was spotted on set of Scream Queens in New Orleans on July 29. She was also photographed out and about yesterday (August 2nd) in New Orleans. Emma along with Lea Michele and Keke Palmer will be making an appearance at the 2015 Teen Choice Awards on August 16th…
We’re so excited to announce TEEN CHOICE nominees Ludacris, Gina Rodriguez and Josh Peck are set to host TEEN CHOICE 2015 airing Sunday, August 16 at 8/7c LIVE on FOX! Newly added choice stars to appear include Emma Roberts, Lea Michele and Keke Palmer of FOX’s new comedy-horror series SCREAM QUEENS.
FOX announced a special preview night of Scream Queens, a highly anticipated new series from Ryan Murphy, the creative mind behind Glee and American Horror Story franchise. On Saturday, August 15th from 11:30 P.M. – 11:36 P.M. FOX is unveiling a special six minute preview of the new series before it’s schedule debut this fall. Take a look at all the details on the Scream Queens preview below!
The Special “Preview #1″ of SCREAM QUEENS airs Saturday, Aug. 15 on FOX
All hell is about to break loose on the Wallace University campus when, exactly 20 years after a mysterious tragedy, a devil-clad killer begins to target the sisters of Kappa House. The super-charged comedy-horror series is a modern take on the classic whodunit with a killer cast. With at least one casualty each week until the mystery is solved, anyone could be the next victim – or the murderer.
SCREAM QUEENS PREMIERES TUESDAY, SEPT. 22 on FOX
CAST: Emma Roberts as Chanel Oberlin, Jamie Lee Curtis as Dean Munsch, Lea Michele as Hester, Abigail Breslin as Chanel #5, Nasim Pedrad as Gigi, Oliver Hudson as Wes, Skyler Samuels as Grace, Keke Palmer as Zayday, Billie Lourd as Chanel #3, Diego Boneta as Pete, Glen Powell as Chad, Lucien Laviscount as Earl, Niecy Nash as Denise, Nick Jonas as Boone, Ariana Grande as Chanel #2