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Emma Roberts, the Red Devil, and Jamie Lee Curtis
For Entertainment Weekly's cover shoot, Scream Queens star Jamie Lee Curtis had some fun directing the photo ops. It was her idea to get up close and personal with the Red Devil.
That silliness is what makes the new FOX show fun to watch. “Scream Queens to me is kind of the dream of American Horror Story, but with the sprinkling of this amazing comedy aspect that Ryan (Murphy), Ian (Brennan), and Brad (Falchuk) do so well,” Emma Roberts says of the show's creators.
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What's the Red Devil reading?
It's only fitting that the Red Devil is reading Entertainment Weekly's Aug. 14, 1998 issue on set. That issue featured the stars of Halloween: H20, including Jamie Lee Curtis, who – in addition to the Halloween franchise – inspired Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Ian Brennan to create Scream Queens.
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Is the Red Devil on Twitter?
Fun fact: The guy wearing the Red Devil suit, Riley Schmidt, also terrorized as American Horror Story's Rubber Man.
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Scream Queens is "an elaborate, gothic story that plays out involved the baby and who rescued it," Ryan Murphy tells EW. "It's a 20-year conspiracy of revenge that has been planned, and it's all coming to a head."
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From one Scream Queen to the next
Emma Roberts' crown of knives is somewhat of a passing of the horror torch from original scream queen Jamie Lee Curtis. "To have a job that is creatively satisfying at this age is fantastic," says Curtis. "I certainly didn’t expect it."
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Photographer Ruven Afanador shot Emma Roberts, the Red Devil and Jamie Lee Curtis exclusively for EW on Sept. 12, 2015, in New Orleans.
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"On this show, nothing you think is happening is actually happening," says Murphy.
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You never know what you'll find on set!
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Jamie Lee Curtis isn't just an actress, she's a budding photographer as well! And her talent shows: the actress shared with EW this snap she took of costar Emma Roberts on set.
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Watch out, Nasim Pedrad!
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Will she be the Red Devil's next victim?
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Keke Palmer and Skyler Samuels
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