Harry Potter Star Emma Watson Is A Good Girl Gone Bad For British GQ
Emma Watson is bewitching on the May 2013 cover of British GQ.
A far cry from the squeaky clean image she created playing Hermione Granger in the wickedly popular Harry Potter film series, the 22-year-old actress looked uber sexy in risque garb, which harkened back to what Julia Roberts’ hooker character walked the street in during Pretty Woman.
So is Watson tearing a page out of Rihanna’s book as a good girl gone bad? Not exactly. Wearing fake tattoos and hair extensions, Watson is getting into character as Nicki from Sofia Coppola‘s new film, The Bling Ring. “Really I was open-minded about doing anything, but the one thing I didn’t want to do was get myself into a corset because I was worried I’d never get out again,” Watson told British GQ of taking on the sexy role. “I knew it would be a really comfortable thing to do, but I felt…I had to dive into something really different. This has been a really big departure for me; it’s a really big character. That’s so exciting for me because it meant I was really acting.”
In The Bling Ring, based on true events, Watson plays a member of a group of fame-obsessed teenagers who infamously used the Internet to track celebrities’ whereabouts in order to rob their California homes between 2008 and 2009. Victims included Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, Miranda Kerr, Megan Fox, Rachel Bilson, Audrina Patridge, and Orlando Bloom. “When I read the script and I realized that essentially it was a meditation on fame and what it’s become to our society, I had to do it,” she said. “The character is everything that I felt strongly against—she’s superficial, materialistic, vain, amoral. She’s all of these things and I realized that I hated her. How do you play someone you hate? But, I found it really interesting and it gave me a whole new insight into what my job, or my role as an actress, could be.”
For more information on Emma Watson’s interview in the May 2013 issue of British GQ, click here. Are you feeling Emma’s grown up look?