"Things might get super interesting" as Julia Roberts and Sam Esmail tease a 'Mrs. Robot' feature
In a recent interview, 'Homecoming' actress Julia Roberts revealed her interest in playing Mrs Robot.
'Homecoming' star Julia Roberts may play the character of a caseworker in a mysterious government facility but it looks like she may have her eyes set on another role - that of playing Sam Esmail's Mrs. Robot! In a recent interview with Rotten Tomatoes, the Oscar-winning actress revealed her interest in playing the character. What's more, she even teased that she may just appear in the final season of 'Mr. Robot'.
During the interview, as Esmail revealed that he's in the middle of filming the final season for the show, she chimed in. "I’m a little tired of hearing about 'Mr. Robot'. Unless there’s a Mrs. Robot out there," she said before adding, "Rami [Malek] and I are very good friends." Malek plays Elliot Alderson, a cybersecurity engineer and hacker in the drama thriller. Alderson is the protagonist of the series, who suffers from social anxiety disorder and clinical depression. Things begin to get interesting when he gets recruited by a character called Mr. Robot, to join a hijacking cult.
"You two are making a very good point here," teased Esmail after her comment to which Roberts replied, "You never know, things might get super interesting." She added, "You know, I’m not interested in TV or movies, specifically — I just want good stories. This was such a great story. I felt like I got to play two different characters. I had a playground of castmates to do these scenes with who I just adored. It was a near-perfect experience, so do I want to have more of that? Yeah. If that’s TV, OK."
The third season of the show wrapped up towards the end of last year and the next season is expected to premiere sometime in 2019. USA Network officially renewed Esmail for another run right before the third season came to a close and at the time he revealed to his Instagram followers that he had already begun the writing process for the upcoming season. Since we know shockers are pretty common in Esmail's works (take a look at 'Homecoming') it wouldn't be too surprising if he managed to weave a character for Roberts in there somewhere. If not a full-fledged character, maybe a guest appearance? Now that these two have had this conversation, it is next to impossible to not be excited about the future of the show.
In earlier interviews, Christian Slater who plays Mr. Robot has indicated that season 4 could mean the end of the show and it would say goodbye for good, but Malek has contradicted the claim. He has indicated that there may be another way. He has said that Esmail thought of 'Mr. Robot' in the first place as a "four or five seasons" type of show. Since Esmail did start writing the fourth season even before it was renewed, we think there's a massive scope for the Mrs Roberts fantasy!