The ’80s cartoon Jem and the Holograms is transforming onto the big screen this October and Aubrey Peeples is the pink-haired rocker.
“I hope that people like it and think that I do a good job,” she tells ET Canada. “People are going to hate… there’s always going to be people that don’t like what you do. So I guess there is always pressure in that regard, but it’s just exciting.”
The Nashville star isn’t letting anyone bring down her “truly outrageous” experience on the film, which had her fangirling over her co-stars Molly Ringwald and Juliette Lewis.
“The first thing I said to (Juliette) on the first day of work was, ‘You are going to be my best friend, that was weird of me to say, I’m sorry,’ just cause I love her so much.” As for the Pretty In Pink ’80s icon, Peeples says, “She’s the ‘80s Queen, she’s like so fun, she’s like one of us.”
The film takes the ideas that you loved in the ‘80s cartoon, but gives them a bit of 21st century social media flair. Jem and the Holograms were discovered on YouTube and turn into mega stars. Sound familiar? Well it just so happens Justin Bieber’s manager Scooter Braun is a producer on the film and Jon M. Chu is the director, he followed The Biebs and made two tour documentaries.
“It’s basically a big look at the Internet, YouTube, and people that put things up on YouTube, and how social media really effects people,” Peeples explains. “So I think that’s a really interesting reflection, the structure of the film and the way it’s being made is a reflection of the meaning of the film.
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