OK, call me overly-sentimental this morning, but this movie looks amazing. It’s moving and heartwarming and Emma Watson is flat-out f-cking adorkable in this trailer. Her “American” accent is a little bit sketchy, but she definitely pulls off this performance and rocks it right the hell out.
The movie, ‘The Perks of Being a Wallflower’, is based on the book of the same name, and according to IMDB is a coming-of-age drama-dy:
An introvert freshman is taken under the wings of two seniors who welcome him to the real world.
About the film, Emma says:
A trailer of the film, released last night, shows the former Harry Potter series actor dancing in lingerie during a burlesque show to a song from the Rocky Horror Picture Show.
“I was very nervous to that stuff,” Miss Watson told a cable television channel at the MTV Movie Awards yesterday. “It was tough. I think Harry Potter fans will love it because it has so much heart, like the Harry Potter stories do. I feel like it’s the perfect transition from Harry Potter to kind of a more adolescent movie. It’s a little bit of an older tone. It’s darker.”
Stephen Chbosky’s book is among those that have prompted most complaints to the American Library Association, for its treatment of drugs, homosexuality, nudity and offensive language.
‘Perks’ is set to premiere in September, later this year, and while I probably won’t see it in theaters, I’m quite sure that it’ll be a guilty-pleasure Saturday afternoon movie when it comes out on HBO or something.
June 5, 2012 at 11:30 am by Sarah
From The Sun:
Emma Watson is now making a decent attempt to change her whiter-than-white reputation by learning how to dance like a stripper.
The actress has taken up saucy pole-dancing lessons while working on the set of her new film The Bling Ring.
She signed up for the classes after one of her pals on set told her about the benefits of the sport (getting fit, that is, not earning a few quid on the side).
A source said: “Like on all film sets, there’s often so much time spent doing nothing. One of the other actresses on the set has been pole-dancing as a sport for a while and Emma decided to give it a go as well. She’s amazed with the results because it has toned up her body so well.
“She never thought she would enjoy it but she finds it quite liberating.”
It’s not the first time Emma has been among a crowd of pole-twirling ladies. The actress visited a gentlemen’s club after the New York premiere for Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2 late last year.
She spent more than three hours dancing with pals but wasn’t brave enough to give the poles a go herself.
When was it that people started getting really into pole dancing as a form of exercise? It was at least five years ago, right? I remember there were all these classes for pole dancing, and all these kits you could buy to put a pole in your own house, and everyone was going on and on about what a great workout it is. It got to the point where it was kind of annoying, didn’t it?
But whatever. If dancing on a pole works for you or if it’s super fun, that’s awesome. But I absolutely cannot imagine Hermione Granger doing this. I can’t. She would die. It’s the same thing with that lame Bling Ring movie, Hermione would never in her life go out looking like that. And I’m sure it sucks for Emma that I’m probably going to think of her as Hermione for the rest of her life, but hey, those are choices that she made.
But hey, is the whole pole dancing thing still popular?
May 12, 2012 at 7:00 am by Emily
Normally when I see a girl rocking a black leather jacket and red lipstick, I’m like, “Oh, wow, girl—1980′s Debbie Harry called and she wants her look back.” But Emma here, well. She’s an entirely different story, now, isn’t she? She pulls this look off pretty well, and if you can get past the culottes (those are culottes, aren’t they? Or is it just an odd-cut skirt?), the entire look is pretty good. Especially those shoes. I love those shoes.
Anyway. This is the lovely Emma and what she wore at the Struck by Lightning premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival earlier this weekend, and in recent Emma news, did you know that Emma Watson almost wasn’t Emma Watson? Yeah. According to the Telegraph, there was another British actress with the name of Emma Watson, and our Emma Watson wasn’t allowed to call herself ‘Emma Watson’ until the former Emma Watson gave up her professional name. From the Telegraph:
Equity, the trade union, forbids actors from sharing the same name, so when the 10-year-old schoolgirl was cast as Hermione Granger in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone in 2000, the older Emma Watson was asked if she would consider changing her name.
“Equity got in touch with me and said a young, unknown schoolgirl was to star in Harry Potter,” says the actress. “I was born Emma Watson and my father was the actor Moray Watson. So my acting name was always Emma Watson until I took a break from acting to home-school my two daughters.
“Equity said that, if I was to return to work, they’d have to change her name. I thought it was a hassle for her to change it when I could take my husband’s name, Vansittart.”
Now, however, Emma Vansittart is staging a comeback and faces the dilemma of whether she should reclaim her name. The actress is currently starring in The Supper Party, at the Old Sorting Office, a theatre in Barnes, south-west London. “Now my children are older, I’m ready to return to acting,” she says.
So does that mean the popular Emma Watson has to give up her name? Huh. Hardly. The REAL Emma Watson is famous because of Harry Potter, and that kind of fame doesn’t exactly dissipate overnight, you know? Any of you guys ever actually hear of the “original” Emma Watson?
April 22, 2012 at 10:00 am by Sarah
Did you guys know that Emma Watson left school? I mean, yeah, that’s old news. I should have said, “Did you guys know that Emma Watson left school … again?” because she did. This time it’s to work on a Sofia Coppola movie called ‘The Bling Ring’. And immediately, I thought of the chicks that robbed Lindsay Lohan or Paris Hilton or whoever the hell it was, and I was like, “Ugh. Really?” And when I went to investigate it, hoping to prove my first identifying instinct wrong, I was … well, I was right. The movie is about that whole let’s-rob-celebrities thing that ended up with that Alexis Neiers bitch in jail. See?:
Inspired by actual events, a group of fame-obsessed teenagers use the Internet to track celebrities’ whereabouts in order to rob their homes.
WTG, Sofia. Way to add fuel to the flame of the “Now I’m FAMOUS!” fire that Neiers and her cronies have probably been roasting marshmallows that they stole out of Nicole Richie’s cabinet back when she was, you know, eating.
On a different note altogether, how surprised are you guys that Emma Watson with a weave does not channel Hermione Granger? Because guys, she doesn’t. Not at all. I saw the photos’ thumbnails, and I thought, “Heck yes, Emma’s rocking the weave and Hermione Granger is back in the saddle again,” but when I enlarged them and examined them more closely, I came to the conclusion that, no, Hermione Granger is actually long gone. Hermione’s gone and left a lovely, budding, blossoming young woman in her place who’s about to embark on a really great career.
Especially if she stops doing shitty movies like ‘The Bling Ring’. Laws.
March 22, 2012 at 3:30 pm by Sarah
Know who I love? Duh. Emma Watson! She’s just so cute and sweet and … well, frankly, getting pretty damned hot. Like, look at those legs. They go on for miles, and unlike the young Courtney Stodden, they LOOK post-pubescent and not-at-all pedophilish. It’s good things all around with Emma Watson and her budding sexuality, and frankly, I just can’t see her shacking up with a man who’s three times her age just for the publicity. Nope, Emma’s got class, and Courtney’s just … trash. Yes, young trash, but trash nevertheless.
Who’s got the better legs – Emma or Courtney? One more time as a side-by-side comparison, in case there might be any doubts in your mind:
February 27, 2012 at 2:30 pm by Sarah
I know, I said that as if any of you thought for even a second that Emma Watson had lost any of her lovableness and preciousness since we last heard about her in January. Because, uh, news flash, she hasn’t. She’s still completely wonderful, and this time she proved it by giving an interview to The Independent.
On makeup: “Make-up is actually something I’ve always really loved,” she continues. “The hair and make-up department on the Potter films were the people who saw me first thing in the morning and last thing at night, so that space was somewhere I felt at home. When we had spare time on set, I’d do their make-up and get them to teach me how to do stuff.” Make-up artist on the films Amanda Knight remembers Watson making up extras for crowd scenes, too, but Watson has today left it to the professionals. “I haven’t had my make-up done for two or three months,” she says, as if expecting me to say, “No way!” I raise my eyebrows and she laughs. “I know! But it’s really weird for me because I used to have it done every day. So it felt like a treat today.”
On college: “It’s just given me time, really,” she says. “People use their time at university and at school, which I didn’t have, to really think about and figure out what they want to do, and who they want to be. And it’s been so nice not to be pushed around or pushed into doing things.”
On fame: “I think humour has been a help,” she says. “I have schoolfriends, a group of people around me, who have carried me through this whole experience and aren’t fazed if they ask, ‘Oh what are you doing tomorrow?’ and I say, ‘I’m going up to see Mario [Testino] in Notting Hill, he’s shooting me for the new Lancôme campaign.’ I don’t know – it is mad, and some days I feel a bit mad, but it’s the balance that keeps me sane. I don’t fully live it, this side of my life.”
On cutting her hair short: “I had journalists asking me if this meant I was coming out, if I was a lesbian now.” She rolls her eyes. “That haircut did make me realise how subjective everyone’s opinion is. Some people were crazy for it and some people just thought I’d lost my shit. All I can do is follow my instincts, because I’ll never please everyone.”
Don’t you just love her? Admittedly, she didn’t say anything really groundbreaking – though it is annoying that short hair on a lady, no matter what, immediately means she’s gay – but I thought that a little dose of Emma Watson would be a wonderful way to start the day! You’re welcome, friends!