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Emma Roberts on ‘American Horror Story’ Return: ‘I’m Not Opposed To Playing A Freak’


Photo credit:  20th Century Fox Television

Photo credit: 20th Century Fox Television

“American Horror Story” is one of those hit shows that nobody saw coming. Along with writing that is among the best in primetime, one of the major reasons for the show’s tremendous success is perfect casting. One of the prime examples of this has been Emma Roberts, the 23-year-old actress who got her start on the series “Unfabulous” on Nickelodeon. She generated quite a bit of buzz as a result of her work in “American Horror Story: Coven” as Madison Montgomery. It was due to her popularity with fans of the show that she was asked to return for the next season, which will have the new “American Horror Story: Freak Show” name attached to it.

Prior to the next season of the FX hit series, Emma will be seen in the film “Palo Alto” that was directed by Gia Coppola and based on the book by none other than James Franco. Roberts will play a high school student who is trying to deal with love, partying and all of the things that impact teenagers living in the Internet Age.

In a recent interview, Emma discussed returning to the hit series for the upcoming season. The young actress said that she “would not be opposed to playing any kind of freak” and that playing such a role would be interesting and fun. She said that last year, when rumors began to circulate about Emma’s possible return to the series, the rest of the cast joked with her about coming back as a bearded lady.

Emma went on to say that her role on “American Horror Story” was the most time-consuming job she has ever had because shooting a one-hour series takes a lot of time. In fact, it took a solid six months of shooting to complete the previous season of the show. However, Emma added that she enjoys having some sort of set routine in her working schedule. This is because she had previously drifted from movie role to movie role, with odd gaps of time in between jobs and hours that were hardly consistent. Avoiding this sort of vagabond lifestyle is one of the reasons she likes working on a TV series.