Why Emma Roberts chose Netflix’s Holidate instead of a more serious movie

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The past couple of years have been a pretty effective indicator of that, as projects like Paradise Falls, The Hunt, and another season of America Horror Story have been given to Emma Roberts a chance to exercise her serious acting muscles. But when it came to being offered the chance to star in Netflix’s raunchy romantic comedy Holidate, Emma Roberts chose that opportunity because it gave her the chance to embrace the type of movie she loves.

Taking the lead role of Slone, a woman who is in need of a special friend the hectic holidays that see her family question every one of her life choices, Emma Roberts has the opportunity to blow up the typical rom-com lead. That was just one of the many things that drew her to the opportunity to endow Holidate with the adorable success it’s come to represent. As she spoke with Cosmopolitan, Roberts laid out the full picture of what else charmed her into the film’s cast:

“The script came along and I remember thinking, this is what I want to do. I want to make a movie like this. It’s nostalgic; it’s romantic, it’s fun. I love serious work, but sometimes, you just want to laugh and watch a movie 10 times in a row, and that’s OK.”

Choosing to jump into the fun and games that Holidate provided was probably one of the best ideas for Emma to follow through on. As she’s previously discussed the level of enjoyment she got out of filming several different holidays, rather than just focusing on one like most rom-coms tend to do, her enthusiasm for the Netflix original is readily apparent. It’s that up-for-anything attitude that even helped her and co-star Luke Bracey nail some of the most important, and most enjoyable, moments that the movie had to offer.  

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