Emma, who stars in September’s “Easy A,” told the magazine that she convinced her parents to let her move to Hollywood as a teenager via a PowerPoint presentation, something that might not have worked had she been the parent. “I’d have been like, ’Shut up, you little monster!'”
Luckily for us, the ’rents gave in. We expect a long career for Emma — and she does too. Her post-movies plan involves a show we’re all familiar with. “The business latches onto someone and puts ’em in everything until they burn out,” she said. “My plan is to just keep working till they tell me to stop…and then beg ’SNL’ to let me join the cast.”
Emma has worked with some amazing acting legends in her short career — Bill Murray, for one — but Jay isn’t doing too badly for himself either. He stars in “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” with none other than Nicolas Cage. He said he felt a sense of camaraderie with his co-star, because he’s “crazy as I am.”
Jay seems to be a fan of the self-depracating humor — he describes himself as such: “I sound like a nerdier Christian Slater. And I look like James Franco’s drug-addict brother.” And his comedy influences: “Rowan Atkinson. Everything I do is a poor man’s Mr. Bean.”
But you have to have a sense of humor about yourself if you’re getting scripts like “She’s Out of My League,” where your character is described frequently in a not-so-flattering way. “To read the script and see the constant references to how repulsive I am? The stage direction is just rife with all this stuff about how f—–g disgusting I am. One can’t help but get a wee bit insulted.”
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