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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Below are the latest photo additions! Emma will be filming for The Queen Latifah Show tomorrow you can find ticket info here if in the area, the episode won’t air til May 21st.
Candids >> 2014 >> shops at Reformation on Melrose (5/16)
Candids >> 2014 >> spotted at hair salon and Pressed Juicery in LA (5/15)
MQ >> Appearances&Events >> 2014 >> Palo Alto – after party (5/5)
MQ >> Appearances&Premieres >> 2014 >> Premiere Of Tribeca Film’s “Palo Alto” (5/5)
Photoshoots >> 2014 >> Tribeca Film Festival – Palo Alto portraits (4/24)
Candids >> 2014 >> shops at The Henri Bendel flagship store in New York (5/14)
Candids >> 2014 >> shopping at Whole Foods in LA (5/8)
Misc. >> Official Twitter/Instagram Photos
Misc. >> Random Twitter/Instagram Photos
Emma Roberts is hunched over her coral iPhone, which looks like it has been run over by a monster truck and is being held together with tape. She’s tweeting with fans. Questions from around the world are shooting over like flares. “Do you like pickles?” asks a follower, which makes the 23-year-old actress laugh before she scrolls past. (She later pulls out her dog-eared copy of Ask the Dust to check the title before answering a very excited British girl’s query of what she’s reading.)
We are in Los Angeles and have spent the day shooting ELLE Canada’s first live cover. The excitement that comes with doing something experimental is still crackling in the air. It’s fitting that we’re forging into the digital future with Roberts—niece of Julia—because she might just be the ultimate embodiment of modern Hollywood: She’s outspoken, fiercely stylish, glued to her social media, friends with fellow former child star Miley Cyrus and, above all, surprisingly talented.
Born in New York to notoriously stormy actor Eric Roberts and his then girlfriend Kelly Cunningham, Roberts cut her acting teeth on projects like Nickelodeon’s Unfabulous in 2004 and Nancy Drew before branching out to flicks like We’re the Millers and American Horror Story (AHS). In fact, she has done a lot of growing up over the past few years. She fell for AHS co-star Evan Peters and then, last year in Montreal, had a fight with him that led to the actress being arrested on suspicion of assault. (She was released without charge the next day.) When asked about the incident, she merely shakes her head, unwilling, or unable, to talk about it.
Roberts’ rocky entry into adulthood makes her performance in Palo Alto especially moving. In the film, based on James Franco’s book of the same title, the actress plays a teen who is confused about what she wants and what it means to grow up. Her character, April, is caught up in an affair with her much older soccer coach, played by Franco. “You’re young,” he says to her in the film. “You don’t know why you do things.”
Photoshoots >> 2014 >> Max Abadian
Emma was spotted grabbing some lunch with Evan Peters in Hollywood yesterday (April 29) then later that night leaving Chateau Marmont, which she was seen at the same restaurant on April 26th. I have added a photoshoot from 2013 photographed by Don Flood!
To hear the cast tell it, the set of Palo Alto, Gia Coppola’s feature directorial debut, was one big youthquake. “It was a kids’ club; all of us were under the age of 30,” says Emma Roberts. “We all were really young and so passionate about the project, and we all really just came together.” In theaters May 9, the film “is a solid voice in a generation of pit vipers,” declares Keegan Allen. Nat Wolff agrees. “I don’t think there’s anything that’s false [about Palo Alto]. It came from a really real place.”
Coppola (niece of Sofia and granddaughter of one Francis Ford) adapted the screenplay from James Franco’s book of short stories. Centering on a group of wayward suburban high schoolers, the highly stylized film has a dreamy, lo-fi quality balanced with refreshingly awkward dialogue delivered, in many cases, by actual teenagers. Its emotional honesty — due in large part to the closeness between the young cast and their 27-year-old director — strikes a similar nerve to Larry Clark’s Kids and grandpa Coppola’s The Outsiders. “Gia and I are both women so close in age and we really understood each other,” says Roberts, who has known Coppola for years from growing up in L.A. “That’s part of the reason she cast me in the movie. We just had an understanding of working together.”
Emma attended the premiere for Palo Alto at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival today (April 24) in New York. Check out MQ and HQs below, keep checking in for more! Added portraits of Emma with cast and director from the film festival! She looks amazing especially the premiere look! Also updated official and random Instagrams…
I have added one still from American Horror Story: Coven episode Go to Hell, which airs this Wednesday (January 22). Also added outtake from the Laura Sciacovelli photoshoot last year.
Photoshoots >> 2013 >> Tyler Shields (1)
Yay! Madison Montgomery is back! Check out captures from last night American Horror Story: Coven episode entitled The Axeman Cometh! Below is also a preview of next weeks episode! Also updated Instagram and Tyler Shields’ photoshoot.