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Roberts snog 'easy' for Highmore

Freddie Highmore has revealed that kissing Emma Roberts wasn't a tough job.

The 19-year-old stars in The Art Of Getting By, where he plays an artistic slacker who falls for the popular and beautiful Sally (Julia Roberts's blonde niece, Emma).

"Kissing Emma Roberts isn't such a bad gig. It wasn't too embarrassing either, we got on very well off the set, so it was relaxed and pretty easy," he admitted.

Freddie - who previously played Charlie Bucket in Tim Burton's Charlie And The Chocolate Factory and Finding Neverland - relished the opportunity to grow up on screen.

"It was great to do this slightly more mature role. It seemed natural to me to play older characters, but that's something that surprises people because they remember you as the kid from Finding Neverland or Charlie..." he continued.

In real life, the actor has just finished his first year of Spanish and Arabic at Cambridge University and plans to continue juggling his studies with his acting work.

"As long as you keep the academics up, I don't see any reason why you can't carry on doing films as well," he said.

"It's been really nice growing up and having fantastic experiences on films, then going back to my usual school and not being too connected to that world."

:: The Art Of Getting By is in cinemas now.

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