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.”
Emma Roberts attends the 2nd Annual Seventeen Magazine ‘Pretty Amazing’ Finalists Luncheon at Hearst Tower on June 18, 2012 in New York City. Check out over 100 MQ photos below!
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Getting a short break from her filming duties for Empire State, Emma Roberts meets up with a girlfriend yesterday(June 10th) and has lunch on the patio of a local eatery in Feliz, CA. Check out candids below!