Emma Watson grows up, takes on new role in Beauty and the Beast

Lately, what with “The Bling Ring,” and “The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” it seems that Emma Watson has taken on more mature, even controversial roles. However, her latest project, a “Beauty and the Beast,” remake done by Guillermo del Toro, will feature the more ‘good-girl’ side of Watson we saw with Hermione Granger.

Fans of Emma Watson are hyped and excited to see the “Harry Potter” star portray Belle of the highly-anticipated remake of “Beauty & the Beast” by Guillermo del Toro. The role of Belle is impeccably perfect for the Lancôme ambassadress.

With the script for “Beauty & the Beast” over and done, the film is soon to shoot this summer. In anticipation for the big reveal, here’s a quick peek at the film roles taken on by Watson and how she has evolved from one to the next.

Despite being included in one of the biggest film franchise in the world, Watson became involved in other film projects. The next film apart from “Potter” is “Ballet Shoes” where Watson shows off her dancing skills. The lovely British actress also lent a helping hand to voicing the animated character in “The Tale of Despereaux.”

Taking a minor role in “My Week with Marilyn”, fans of Emma saw her “snog” an actor obviously not ginger and not Ron Weasley. Watson’s smooching session with Eddie Ramayne is nothing compared to her make-out session with Logan Lerman. Emma played the character of Sam in “Perks of Being a Wallflower.”

If Emma’s “Perks” role was somewhat wild for her “Harry Potter” fans, wait until they see her as Nikki in the upcoming film by Sofia Coppola “Bling Ring.” The remake focuses on true events that took place in Hollywood which involves a group of teenagers who snuck into celebrity homes to steal and sell off goods. Watson plays the ring leader, Nikki and sure enough fans are hyped to see her go bad on screen.

 Which of Emma’s films (besides Harry Potter, of course) has been your favorite?

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Potter nominated across several categories

The People’s Choice Awards are currently available for voting now. The show itself will be held January 9, 2013 on CBS.

The final nominations for the 2013 People’s Choice Awards were announced on Thursday, where Emma Watson and her drama, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, received nominations in the film drama category.

Oscar-winning actresses and former Harry Potter costars Maggie Smith and Emma Thompson will go up against each other in the favorite movie icon category. Finally, the Harry Potter fanbase was also nominated for favorite movie fan following category.

Also, be sure to vote for Potterheads for favorite movie following! We can do it!

 

Source: Snitchseeker, People’s Choice

Emma Watson sets sights on Broadway

We’ve seen Emma dancing with Jimmy Fallon and in “The Perks of Being a Wallflower.” Fortunately, the starlet is open to the idea of performing again, on a bigger stage.

“I love musical theater, so I would love to do a musical soon, that would be wonderful,” Watson told British newspaper The Telegraph at a screening for her new movie, The Perks of Being a Wallflower.

In Wallflower, Watson’s character Sam performs a number from The Rocky Horror Show, which the starlet said gave her “a taste for cabaret and singing and dancing.” Dressing in raunchy outfits for the iconic musical gave Watson nerves at first though. “I was terrified of the Rocky Horror scenes, but as it turned out, it was fun,” said the 22-year-old. “Once I got over how weird it was to go from wearing knitted jumpers to corsets and fishnets, I got it together.”

 

Source: Broadway.com

ScreenPicks.com looks at Harry Potter cast, present and future

Our good friends at ScreenPicks.com put together a post for any Harry Potter lover, examining the current careers of all the Harry Potter stars. Here’s an excerpt from Dan Schindel’s piece:

This weekend, The Perks of Being a Wallflower opens. The film is notable as Emma Watson’s first leading role since the end of Harry Potter last year. The eight-film series of magic and adolescence featured a good chunk of Britain’s most notable actors. Let’s take a look at what some of them have been up to since the Hogwarts Express pulled into Platform 9 3/4 for good. For brevity’s sake, only those who have done some high-profile work are included.


Daniel Radcliffe

Harry Potter himself starred in The Woman in Black earlier this year. He’s been working to avoid being typecast for a while now, such as his infamous nudity-involving stint on stage in Equus. Next year, he plays Allan Ginsberg in Kill Your Darlings, presumably continuing these efforts. We’ll see if he’s successful.

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Fans send Emma Watson… Bibles?

Well, they’re definitely not fans of Harry Potter. But they must like Emma, since they’re trying to save her soul. The Inquisitr has the rest.

Emma Watson, the co-star of the Harry Potter franchise, reportedly has a sizable collection of Bibles, courtesy of fans looking to save the young actress’ soul. According to The Sun, Watson began receiving the books after the series came under fire from numerous religious groups who openly condemned the books and the movies. As a result, Watson now has over 20 Bibles in her collection.

“Finding our Harry Potter films un-Christian, people think I need to be guided and send me The Bible. I now have a collection of 20,” she explained.

Watson, meanwhile, is attempting to separate herself from the character she portrayed in the Harry Potter series. In addition to starring in the highly-anticipated film The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Watson will take part in director Darren Aronofsky’s biblical epic Noah.

If nothing else, at least Emma Watson has plenty of Bibles to use for research.

Reactions? And who’s interested in Emma’s new movies?

 

Emma Watson moving on from Harry Potter

She just can’t stay Hermione forever. With her new movie, “The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” it seems Watson started to find her new identity outside of the Potter world. Digital Spy brought us the details.

“I started as Emma with some Hermione still left in my system,” Watson told Entertainment Weekly.

“I went through the tunnel and I came out ready to start something new.”

She went on to talk about meeting with Stephen Chbosky, who not only penned the novel the film is based on, but also directed the upcoming movie.

“At our initial meeting, he said, ‘OK, not only is this going to be one of the most important parts you play, you’re also going to have the summer of your life and meet some of your best friends’,” Watson recalled.

“I thought, ‘That’s quite a claim. Who is this guy?’ Everything he said came true.”

Can you bear to see Hermione (as played by Emma) fade away?