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JoJo and Emma Roberts Star in "Aquamarine"

Posted by Fara Kearnes on March 3, 2006 4:15 PM |

Jojo picTeeny-bop singer-turned-actress JoJo seems like she's been around forever even though she's only 15. Her first big screen film "Aquamarine" opens today March 3.

In the film, she plays Hailey, a tomboy who is about to move to Australia, away from her best friend Claire, played by Emma Roberts. The two girls discover a mermaid named Aquamarine (Sara Paxton) flopping around and trapped in a club house swimming pool. It seems Aqua has run away from her pop, a sea god who wants her to marry a "mer-man" she doesn't love. The gist of this family movie is, that if the girls can help the genie-like mermaid find true love, she'll grant them their fondest wish of staying together.

"I tried to make my character Hailey different from who I am. I'm not shy and she was kind of uncomfortable with herself; she covered up with baggy clothes," says JoJo, whose real name is Joanna Levesque.

She told zap2it.com, "This was a year ago that I shot it, so first of all, I was 10 or 15 pounds heavier. I had no make-up on. I was wearing very ill-fitting clothing and I was watching myself with my hands over my eyes ... I was like, 'Dude, I need to look cute in my next movie.'"

JoJo's young music fans will be surprised to learn she doesn't sing in the film. "It was a conscious decision. I don't want you to think it's because I think I'm too good, because I'm so not too good," she says.

"I wanted to just keep my acting and singing separate. That's why I chose not to play a singer in films or sing in films. In acting I'm going by Joanna 'JoJo' Levesque. In singing, just JoJo."


"I tried to make my character Hailey different from who I am."

Erm, isn't that called "acting" Jojo?

heY LIKE I REALLY LOVED THE MOVIE AND I AM A TOTALL FAN OF ALL THE GIRLS!! jojo is a big infuance on me and so is EMMA roberts

I haven`t seen the movie,but I`m going to buy it and the soundtrack once it comes out!

emma roberts ROCKS MY SOCKS MANN!!!:p:p

ohh i loved it it is my favorite movie ever
jojos awesome
emma you rock
aqua your my favorite

You can watch Acuamarine over and over and
never get bored. Emma you are such a good actress.
Anybody wants to be just like you. And Jojo you really
are the one who knows how to act.

I Loved this movie and i don't care what anyone else says. JoJo saved my life with her acting and her singing!

You rock JoJo and I'll always be your fan no matter what the poperatsie says!!!

Thank you so much. Ur my GIRL!


I thought the film was fantastic. My mom cried when she heard Jo Jo sing at the end. The film helped me get through alot, emotionally and physically, Emma Roberts, I think you are amazing you are my roe model.
Thank you for everything!

I took my three daughters to see the film, we came out of the movie theatre with great big smiles across our faces! Good job girls, Jo Jo and Emma have done a wonderful job. Thank you for giving my family a thrilling 2 hours!

i love you

i really looove jojo!! we both sing and she's really adorable!! Ü looove her in aquamarine!! ts one of the best movies!! ts inspiring!!


hi all i whanted to say its that i love your songs

okiz well bye kiss

hi, my name is Teresa brewster. im a big fan and wuld like 2 meet u. im 14. here's my address : teresa brewster, baie-lazare,mahe, seychelles, indian ocean. my phone number +248 742010 . please i'll b waiting 4 ur reply

ilove you jojo keep going your the best we all love you ..

ilove u jojo keep going ur the best ...wish u the best always..

omg i love this pic but i love jojo . she is my idol i would kill 2 meet her she is so beautiful

I LOvE U So MuCh JOjo.. I M UR PakIStani Fann... I LovE u Soo MUch... Muaahhhh...

hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii i love you

JoJo Is Awesome This Role Must Of Been Hard For For Her B/c It Was Like Complete Opsite From Her In Reall Life But She Pulled It Off B/C Sher Is Such A Good Actor The Is Like My Idol I Love Her If We Knew Her We Would Be BFs


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