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‘Nashville’ star Aubrey Peeples scored the lead in the new live action ‘Jem & The Holograms’ directed by Jon M. Chu.  However, being only 20 years old she admits to not actually being a fan of the property… or even knowing that it existed.

“I can’t lie, I didn’t know about it before I started auditioning for it,” she explains, “As I was auditioning for it, I became a fan of it.  So when I got it, I felt like it was getting something I was already a fan of.”

When asked about her character and her fellow Holograms, she gushes “They’re badass.  They’re female rock stars in the 80s fighting crime.  What could be any better?”

Unfortunately, she and the other actors in this film are sworn to secrecy, so she couldn’t give too much information away.  She did offer a bit to hopefully satisfied fanatical fans who want to know what to expect from the new movie.  “I’m not allowed to say too much about what the looks [of the characters] are, but I can guarantee you that there’s going to be a lot of pink.  Nobody will be disappointed with the hair, makeup and the fashion.  We had a lot of different performance looks, each one is truly outrageous.  I look at pictures and I can’t believe that’s me.  It’s so weird.”

She further hinted that if this movie is successful, there could potentially be more to come!  “We’ll have to wait and see, but I think there will be lots of Jem to come.”

Chu previously directed two concert movies featuring Justin Bieber and Bieber’s manager, Scooter Braun is serving as one of the film’s producers.  Naturally, some talk has circulated that the pain in the ass troubled pop star might put in a cameo in the film, but Peeples shoots down that rumor.  “No, he’s not in it, but other exciting people will be making appearances.”  Braun also manages Ariana Grande, Cody Simpson, Asher Roth, Carley Rae Jepson, The Wanted and Psy, so any of those could be a possibility.

Peeples will next be seen in ‘Rage’ co-starring with Nicholas Cage.

‘Jem and the Holograms’ also stars Stefanie Scott (Kimber), Hayley Kiyoko (Aja), Aurora Perrineau (Shana), Ryan Guzman (Rio), Nicholas Braun (Brad), Nathan Moore (Zipper), Juliette Lewis, Molly Ringwald and will feature cameos by Britta Phillips and Samantha Newark (the original Jem’s singing and speaking voices respectively).  The film will be released in 2016.

Source: E!