A new role to play in a star-studded TV show, Abigail Breslin shares her experience in joining Scream Queens.
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Breslin takes on a villainous role in this horror-comedy series co-created by Glee’s Ryan Murphy. Her role, named Chanel #5, is one of three minions of Chanel, the president of a shady sorority, Kappa Kappa Tau. Scream Queens, which has been described as a combination of Heathers, American Horror Story, and Mean Girls, features Breslin in a role that is far from the parts that she’s played in the past. “It’s like absolutely meaner than anything in Mean Girls,” Breslin said. “And it’s completely the opposite of everything I’ve ever done before. Which is exactly why I wanted to do it.” As a member of Kappa Kappa Tau, Breslin’s character spend her time and energy doing wicked things to their pledges. “I’m kind of in a love-hate relationship with my character. I feel bad I have to yell at people all the time,” says Breslin. “But she’s cool, she’s tough and unique.” Breslin looks like she’s enjoying her role in the series, judging by the faux fur dress that Chanel #5 would surely wear.
“She’s always wearing a fur, but I also wanted to do something that’s comfortable, and by the way, I just didn’t feel like being uncomfortable,” Breslin told InStyle.
Breslin also shared her experience working with the star-studded cast of the series.
Emma Roberts plays the role of Chanel, the sorority president, Lea Michele as one of the pledges, and Jamie Lee Curtis plays the university dean.
Ariana Grande and Nick Jonas are also in the series, both of whom Breslin had been obsessed with.
Breslin described Grande as the “cutest, sweetest, happy, little, and like, unreal” while she described Curtis as “cool and the kindest person.”
But when it came to Nick Jonas, Abigail Breslin gushed and stuttered on their first meeting on set.
"I was like, 'Nick Jonas is working tomorrow... What should I be like? Should I pretend I don't remember him? Like, do that whole move and be like, "Oh, hey! Oh, we have met? Yeah, wow, God, so long ago,'" said Breslin.