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.
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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.
Emma is featured in the UK Instyle October 2013 issue! Check out scans and behind the scenes of her photoshoot below!
Check out new Instagram additions below, including some of her hanging out in New Orleans with cast members from American Horror Story. Also added a new set of portraits from the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival that happen a couple months back.