Meet the Chanels, The Scene-Stealing Stars of ‘Scream Queens’

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Allow us to introduce you to the Chanels, the similarly named mean girls at the center of executive producer Ryan Murphy’s new horror series on Fox, “Scream Queens” — come fall, you’ll be dying to be part of their clique.

Emma Roberts stars as Chanel Oberlin, the queen bee of Kappa Kappa Tau. “She isn’t exactly the nicest person, definitely not warm and fuzzy,” says Roberts. “She’s a b—-, for lack of a better word.” Never fear, though, Roberts promises there’s still plenty of humor in store. “‘Scream Queens’ is horror, but it’s a dark comedy,” she adds. “We were surprised by how funny the script is.”

Ariana Grande plays sorority sister Chanel #2. “She’s a loyal friend… she’s the most timid of the group,” says Grande. “She might be the safest, least daring one of the group.”

What’s Chanel #2’s goal? “I don’t know if she has goals. I think she’s just happy being a part of the group.”

Billie Lourd is Chanel #3, another one of Chanel’s “sassy” minions. “It’s ‘Mean Girls’ meets ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre,'” says Lourd of the series, her first TV show. “It’s ‘Heathers.’ You’ve gotta see ‘Heathers.'”

Lourd says she had a great time working with her castmates, despite their onscreen misbehavior. “The show is about a mischievous group of ladies in a sorority who do some naughty things sometimes,” she adds with a giggle.

The final member of the group is Abigail Breslin, as the “conservative, a little uptight” Chanel #5.

“She’s smart and cunning and sociopathic and a little bit insane, and it’s exactly what I hoped it would be,” says Breslin. “I’ve never played a mean girl before… It’s my goal to just be evil and be a mean girl and it’s just been so exciting… It’s such a dream job for me.”

Admit it, you’re already planning your Chanel-inspired Halloween costume, right?

“Scream Queens” premieres Sept. 22 at 8 p.m. on Fox with a two-hour debut, before shifting to its regular 9 p.m. timeslot from Sept. 29.

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  1. Guest says:

    It will bomb. Saw the trailers. Over acting. It sux.

  2. Anonymous says:

    God, I hate Emma Roberts. One the most untalented actress getting regular work in hollywood.

  3. Jasmine says:

    is it really so hard to cast a person of color as a principle character of a series? i mean really…

  4. Larry says:

    With Emma Roberts pouring out reams of utter boredom as she invariably does and Ariana Grande, as per usual, exuding extreme narcissism and arrogance from every pore, this show will be very, very lucky to last three episodes.

  5. i don't F- with you says:

    the devil I mean ariana grande is a real “mean girl”. spitting on other people’s food than left it for them to eat, insulting a clerk arrogantly, was a hypocrite and anti-american. on independence DAY. all in one. plus her apologies were hot garbage. the irony she playing a “good” girl. like she tries to act “good” in real life. if only they had time to re-cast. what a waste.

    • i don't F- with you says:

      and if you hate what i had to say that’s on you. no excuse for spitting in food. if someone spit in your food you wouldn’t have nothing to say so shut up and stop defending this roach from hell. i dont care about the money, music or looks. a roach is a roach. yea i said it.

  6. Fran says:

    More interested in Zayday and Hester tbh.

  7. Sam says:

    I really do not care about Ariana one way or another but I think it is odd when people say they won’t watch something becasue of the person. Ariana is playing a part it isn’t a really show were you are watching the person you do not like. Mel Gibson is deplorable but I still like some of his old movies. She licked a donut and said a few out of context things and then apologized. Its not like she rape countless woman and refused to own up to it.

    • i don't F- with you says:

      if people dont want to watch it that’s her fault. nobody likes mel gibson anymore either he’s a douchebag just like she is. and what apology saying sorry and meaning it are 2 different things. f- ariana

  8. Mary L says:

    Ariana is the best!

    • i don't F- with you says:

      spitting on somebody’s food is like spitting in somebody’s face. you stupid. all ariana fans are stupid. stop defending this insect.

      • Sara says:

        And YOU stop BULLYING. You’re one of those mean whoriantors who does not let go of any mistake Ariana does. You said she is a mean girl
        In real life. that is no where near true. She is amazing, and my idol. You on yeh other hand, are a mean girl. You are the one bullying some one that did a stupid mistake when a lot of other people do even worse things at 22. Think about your terrible actions. Oh and one more thing. ARIANA IS AMAZING AND MY IDOL! Now you’re gonna say I’m stupid, huh? WELL I DONT CARE. Go away whoriantor. We arianators love our idol and will always support her.

  9. Unknown says:

    People need to get over the whole Ariana thing, she still has plenty of fan’s, supporters, and others who have done a lot worse are still around. She will be too, even if you aren’t one of the supporters helping her go on.

    • i don't F- with you says:

      dude. she spit on food than left it for people to eat. what’s wrong with you. what you mean “get over it”? you know how nasty that is? you saw how she was kissin the douche spitting on food with her? god only knows what she was doin with her mouth before she walked in that shop. on top of that she had a stank attitude. as far as i’m concerned the shows a waste and whoever supporting this minion of satan could suck a dirty nut.

  10. Where is Chanel nº 4???

  11. klos says:

    Ugh Ariana Grande

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