In her upcoming movie "We're the Millers,"
That scrappiness takes on a new resonance in the wake of allegations of domestic violence against the actress. According to TMZ, Roberts was arrested in a Canadian hotel on July 7 after a guest reported a fight in a neighboring room and cops showed up to find Roberts' boyfriend, actor
The 22-year-old actress is key to bringing in a younger demographic for Rawson Marshall Thurber's "Millers," an R-rated comedy starring
After an early film career embodying teen sweetness in the likes of "Nancy Drew," Roberts has gone to a more mature place over the last few years, starring as a fragile-but-gritty high-schooler in
How much do actors' real-life woes affect their box-office perception? In some cases it can bounce right off.
Then again, there's plenty of fallout when something like this happens right before a movie's release. Stars keep a low profile, media forget about the film and audiences can be left with a bad taste. It's hard to watch Roberts confronting street thugs on screen when that hotel image keeps lingering in one's mind.
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