It's quick, but brilliant.
When E! News asked her to do an impromptu (without warning, 'cause that's the obnoxious way we roll!) dramatic reading of the actual sorority letter that went viral in 2013—and basically gave birth to our favorite new show of the season, she went for it and we loved every second of it. Press play on the video clip above!
Emma's character, Chanel No. 1, was inspired by an email that went viral a couple years ago from the executive board of the Delta Gamma sorority at the University of Maryland. In the letter, a sorority sister conveys how upset she is with her sisters for slacking off—in the most gloriously offensive, F-Bomb-laden way.
"It was jaw dropping, the language that this particular young woman used," Scream Queens creator Ryan Murphy said of the letter. "She was pretty much a despicable person. And we were interested in mirroring that idea, but, unlike that girl, who apologized, sort of bringing our queen bee character to some sort of awareness about her behavior and why she is doing these things." You can read the full letter here.
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