Opening this weekend is Focus Features comedy-drama It’s Kind of a Funny Story. The film stars Keir Gilchrist as a stressed-out teenager who checks himself into a mental institution for five days and learns valuable life lessons while there. The film co-stars Zach Galifianakis, Emma Roberts, Lauren Graham, Viola Davis, and Jim Gaffigan. You can watch the trailer here.
At this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, I was able to speak with Emma Roberts about what attracted her to the role, how her career has been going, her other movies likeScream 4,What’s Wrong With Virginia, Homework, and a lot more. Hit the jump to watch the interview:
- What is it like for her at TIFF
- Does she get to see any movies
- Did she go after this movie or did it come after her
- Does she have to audition anymore for roles
- Did she ever go out with the makeup on
- Future projects talk – What’s Wrong With Virginia, Scream 4
- Does she pay attention to the online reports on Scream 4 or does she keep her distance
- Talks about Homework (it’s an indie movie) and how she’s reading scripts
In 'Homework,'Emma Roberts stars as Sally, a popular teen at an uptown Manhattan prep school who becomes friends with the senior class outsider George. George, played by Freddie Highmore, is a boyish nihilist who won't be graduating if he doesn't complete an entire year's worth of homework in the last few weeks leading up to graduation. Sally's got her own problems, of course, and the two find their unlikely friendship a source of inspiration and strength -- until things get complicated. (Read our review of 'Homework')
Cinematical: Let's talk about filming in New York -- what did you discover about New York that you hadn't known before?
Emma Roberts: I was staying in the West Village, which is my favorite area now, and I would just go outside everyday and just walk around and wander and sit at little outdoor restaurants and read and hang out and meet up with friends, and it was just the perfect time to be in New York, in April, and I had so much fun. Shooting in New York is just always fun because the second you're off work, there's so many things you can go and do.
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