Miley Cyrus better watch out because Emma Roberts might be moving in on her man…onscreen, that is. Emma is staring alongside Miley’s fiancé, Liam Hemsworth, in the upcoming action flick, “Empire State,” which is currently filming in New Orleans.
MTV News caught up with Emma at Seventeen magazine’s Pretty Amazing Contest event, where she didn’t want to talk Liam’s engagement, but did reveal that she just might be locking lips with “The Hunger Games” star.
“I do play a waitress, and I play kind of friend, love interest to Liam Hemsworth,” Emma revealed. “It’s based on a true story, and it’s a heist movie, so it’s pretty awesome.”
The film, which also Dwayne Johnson, Nikki Reed and “90210” star Shenae Grimes, is a true story from the ’80s, which follows two childhood friends as they attempt to rob an armored car depository in New York.
And in between filming it seems that Emma is just taking in the sights and sounds of the Big Easy.
“New Orleans, I haven’t been there in years. The last time I was there was actually rebuilding houses after Hurricane Katrina, which was insane,” Emma said. “So to go and experience the city now rebuilt is really awesome and really great, and I think it’s really great we are shooting a lot of movies down there to help them out.”
It seems that every young starlet in Hollywood has been mentioned for the role of Anastasia Steele in the upcoming film adaptation of E L James’ hit erotic trilogy, “Fifty Shades of Grey.” Many fans have opinions as to who they feel will be a perfect fit to play the naive, love-stricken character, whose story began as “Twilight” fan fiction.
Fan favorite Kristen Stewart, who we know has read at least part of the book, is certainly topping the list for some fan sites, while Nina Dobrev may pass on the opportunity to play the role if her “Vampire Diaries” co-star Ian Somerhalder lands the part of Christian Grey.
Most recently, Selena Gomez decided to take herself out of the race, calling the role “a little too much” for her and saying that someone a bit older should take it on.
Could that older someone be Emma Roberts?
MTV News caught up with Roberts at Seventeen magazine’s Pretty Amazing Contest event in New York, and it seems that the young star might be putting herself into the competition for the role. There’s just one problem: She still has to read the book.
“Everyone says read ‘Fifty Shades of Grey.’ I don’t really understand,” Roberts said. “But everyone on the plane was reading it, and I was like, ‘I should probably just get it.’ ”
Roberts may be perfect to take on the part of Ana, since, at 21, she is around the same age and already has the dark hair to match. But would she be willing to do those steamy love scenes?
“I haven’t read it, I don’t even understand, but yeah, it sounds awesome. Anything racy, hot,” Roberts said. “Sure, let’s get hot.”
Empire State, the drama that stars Liam Hemsworth and Dwayne Johnson, has filled out its cast with Twilight Saga‘s Nikki Reed, Michael Angarano, Emma Roberts, Entourage‘s Jerry Ferrara, Paul Ben-Victor, Shenae Grimes and Greg Vrotsos. Chris Diamantopoulos already had been added. The latter marks a convergence of Moe’s, with Ben-Victor playing Moe Howard in the ABC biopic of The Three Stooges, and Diamantopoulos just played Moe in the feature film. Empire State production kicks off Tuesday in New York City and New Orleans with Dito Montiel directing an Adam Mazer script about two friends in the ’80s who pull off a heist at an armored car company. Pic’s financed by Emmett/Furla Films with Georgia Film Fund 14, and will be distributed by Lionsgate. David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman, George Furla and Randall Emmett are producing, while Norton Herrick, Stepan Martirosyan, Bill Chase and Cheetah Vision Films are exec producing.
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