The soaring cost of higher education is currently a hot-button topic among politicians and pundits, but these days college students are increasingly faced with another, no less vexing problem that has heretofore been given short thrift by the mainstream media: homicidal stalker roommates. The Roommate, a new thriller starring Minka Kelly and Leighton Meester, aims to raise awareness of this issue by highlighting the warning signs students should look for in determining whether the person sleeping across from them is “just a little off” or “batsh*t crazy.” One day they’re borrowing your clothes, the next they could be wearing your flesh.
Last week I got a chance to sit down with the stars of The Roommate to talk about this very important film. First up was Friday Night Lights star Kelly, who makes her feature-film debut in The Roommate, and who can next be seen in the TV reboot of Charlie’s Angels:
The Roommate opens everywhere Friday, February 4, 2011.