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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Emma will be appearing on Late Night with Seth Meyers tonight (May 12) on NBC, check local listings for times! Check out two interviews below Emma did to promote Palo Alto …
The teens are lost, the adults are wrecks, and everyone is grasping for some meaning in Gia Coppola’s feature debut Palo Alto, based on James Franco’s 2010 collection of interconnected short stories of upper middle class teenage angst.
Emma Roberts stars as the heartbreaking April, a quiet teen who catches the leering gaze of her adult soccer coach, played with unsettling charisma by Franco. As April navigates the increasingly inappropriate attention and escalating physicality of her relationship with Mr. B, her classmates drift in and out of trouble, parties, and desperation in Coppola’s dreamy portrait of this grim, privileged suburb.
EW got a chance to speak to Roberts and Coppola about the film, Franco material, and how they reimagined some of the more intense scenes for the big screen. Check it out after the jump. (There are some slight spoilers.)
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Hi, thanks for taking a few minutes to talk to us.
GIA COPPOLA: Emma, hi! I didn’t realize you were on this call too.
EMMA ROBERTS: Oh, hey!
Can we talk about your character April?
EMMA: I found her really interesting just because she’s so opposite me. She’s much more of an observer and a listener. She’s not the social girl in high school. I was definitely the social girl.
GIA: I always loved the story “April in Three Parts” because it was always very romantic and sweet that these two kids liked each other but are just being pulled in opposite directions. What was so interesting about James’ writing is that he was really able to tap into a young girl’s emotions so well.
EMMA: He really did!
GIA: He articulated how I felt when I was that age and all those insecurities. It was pretty much all there. Obviously I was working with short stories, so at times I kind of used my own experiences, but I think she’s a combination of all of our experiences. Of course Emma made her come to life.
EMMA: That’s what made it so fun. It was a nice collaboration of what me, James, Gia, and all the other actors felt and experienced when we were younger.
Emma attends the ‘X-Men: Days Of Future Past’ world premiere at Jacob Javits Center on May 10, 2014 in New York City. Check out MQ and HQs below from arrivals including some after party photos! I like to wish all moms Happy Mother’s Day! Check out Instagrams additions, including a cute one of Emma with her mom and little sister here!
Palo Alto is now playing in select theaters in NY and LA you can find if playing near you here! Since the release I have added some Palo Alto related photos below! Some new stills and alternate posters plus on set photos! The film is featured in the latest V magazine with photo spread by James Franco, click “read rest of this entry” for the article, which James interviews Emma. Check out new clips here from the film! Emma plus Evan Peters were spotted at LAX on May 9th headed to New York for the X-men premiere today, which photos will be added in another update soon…
Below is all the photo additions I have made to the gallery in the past couple days! More Palo Alto premiere, visting Extra and Jimmy Kimmel! You can view captures from Jimmy Kimmel Live below and watch the episode here!
Emma arrives at Tribeca Film’s ‘Palo Alto‘ Premiere in Los Angeles on May 5, 2014. Check out HQ and MQ photos below, plus after party photos! Emma was seen visiting the Extra at Universal Studios Hollywood today (April 6) in LA. TV Reminder: Emma will be on Jimmy Kimmel Live tonight!
Emma was spotted out and about in LA on May 4th and 5th. Check out the candids below! Also Elle Canada twitter will be doing a live chat with Emma on Thursday (May 8th), details below! Emma will be making an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live tomorrow (May 6th)!
Did you follow along with our first ever live cover shoot with Emma Roberts? Millions of fans did! (Have you seen the covers yet? We love them.) Well, now we’re giving you another chance to connect with our fave young Hollywood star. We’re hosting a live interview with Roberts on Twitter this Thursday, May 8, at 2 p.m. EST. It’s going to be amazing!
Here’s how it works: Tweet your questions to @ElleCanada using the hashtag #ELLECanadaEmma, then follow our feed on Thursday at 2 p.m. as Emma answers your qs. We’ll be talking about fashion, her new movie Palo Alto, fame… and anything else you want to ask her.
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Contest! We’re giving away five InfinitiPRO by Conair Curl Secrets—an amazing styling tool that creates long-lasting curls in just a few minutes (approx value: $90)—for the best tweets! The winners will be chosen at the end of the 30-min chat.
Emma attended the premiere of ‘Palo Alto‘ at the San Francisco International Film Festival on May 3, 2014 in San Francisco, California. Check out a few photos below, keep checking for more additions! Check out new video additions here including new clip from Palo Alto!
Adapted from James Franco’s book of stories by the same name, this month’s Palo Alto is a portrait of suburban teen malaise. First-time director Gia Coppola and leading lady Emma Roberts tell us what it was like to revisit those angsty days.
Marie Claire: Gia, can you start by telling me how this film came to be, and how Emma got involved?
Gia Coppola: I met James, and he had his book of stories, and was looking for someone else to direct it. When I showed him my photography, I guess he thought I was the right fit. I’ve never really directed anything, only short films with my friends, but he believed in me. The casting: Emma just kind of kept popping into my life.
Emma Roberts: We just kept running into each other non-stop.
GC: I always say something was cosmically pushing us together. She was coming up in conversation, and she loved the book and the script, so it was really a good fit.
MC: Emma, had you read the book already when you heard it was being made into a movie?
ER: I bought it at Book Soup in L.A. the day it came out. I’m a big James Franco [fan] and I love to read. When I heard that they were making it into a movie, and that he was also going to be part of it, and Gia was, I thought that was interesting. I thought it was a really special, cool project.
MC: Emma, you play April, a high school senior who is simultaneously infatuated with her soccer coach (James Framco) and her classmate (Jack Kilmer). Were there elements of that character that you both related to?
ER: I remember when you’re a teenager and you’re right in the thick of it. Like, what does it all mean? Everything is the end of the world. It’s just a crazy time; once you get out of it you’re like, there’s something nice about that time.