Emma Roberts is screaming with excitement over her upcoming role in Scream Queens from Glee creator Ryan Murphy. With a star-studded cast, including True Blood hot body Joe Manganiello and Glee breakout Lea Michele, Roberts will be on television screens in the fall for the 15-hour horror-comedy, reported Vulture.
So what can viewers expect from the anthology series, which will take place on a college campus experiencing a mysterious series of scary murders? Emma provided a sneak peek.
“The show itself is more comedy. I literally was crying laughing when Ryan [Murphy] was telling me about it, and telling me some jokes on it.”
And the actress offered her own predictions.
“It [is] going to be a lot of girls, and it reminds me of Coven in a way that it is just like having all that female energy on set,” Emma declared.
The reference to Coven refers to her role as the witch Madison Montgomery in American Horror Story: Coven, which was the third season of that series.
She also praised Ryan Murphy for his previous creations and talent.
“I pretty much will follow Ryan Murphy anywhere, because I just love the worlds he creates. When he told me about this, I was like, ‘When do we start?'”
Also joining Emma on the Fox show will be Jamie Lee Curtis, Abigail Breslin, and Keke Palmer. In addition, Ariana Grande will guest star in a recurring role, reported Entertainment Tonight.
Fox Television Groups CEOs Dana Walden and Gary Newman revealed that Fox pleaded with Ryan Murphy to continue creating shows for the network. Scream Queens is the result of their begging, and the CEOs suggested looking for other Glee grads to show up throughout the anthology.
For those who wonder about Emma’s background, she has a famous connection. Her aunt just happens to be the well-known actress Julia Roberts, as Emma discusses below.
But Emma earned her acting credits through numerous roles, according to IMDb. She took on the role of Addie Singer in Nickelodeon’s Unfabulous, played Nancy Drew, and acted in both Hotel for Dogs and Scream 4.
And while Roberts, Lea, and the other actresses work with Ryan Murphy on his new show, Glee has not yet finished lighting up television screens. As the Inquisitr reported, Murphy has chosen to use this final season to explore the issues involved in transitioning from a woman to a man.
In the episode that has aired thus far, popular football coach Shannon Beiste, played by Dot-Marie Jones, announces he is a transgender man.
Jones talked about her appreciation for Murphy’s decision.
“My biggest thing is just being respectful. The last thing I want to do is disrespect anybody in what I’m portraying, and to do it respectfully and with class, and with dignity and pride, and I could not have been prouder than I was that day [that we filmed those scenes].”
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