Stop me if you’ve heard this one before (because I feel like I have), but Emma Watson was really to throw in the ole acting towel after production ended on the final Harry Potter film a couple of years back. Basically, she’d grown up on camera and wanted to take a break and figure out who she was and if this is something she could actually see herself doing long-term. The answer was obviously yes (for now), but let’s let Emma tell us.
From Total Film (via DS):
“It’s funny because people are probably playing the films somewhere right now but for me it happened three or four years ago,” she said.
“I basically took two years out and stepped as far away from it as I could – I mean, the Harry Potter films were still coming out – but I took time to really try and figure out who I was and what I wanted to do. I even considered not being an actress.”
Well, thank God for that. What would we do without The Perks of Being a Wallflower
or better yet, The Bling Ring
? In all seriousness, I don’t mind Emma Watson – though she will always be Hermione Granger to me. No amount of adult roles or nude modeling
can change that.
Anne Hathaway actually blew me away with her punk transformation for the Costume Institute Gala for the “PUNK: Chaos to Couture” exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum (or Met Gala for short). Doesn’t she look great as a blonde? Every year celebs dress to the hilt for the event for whatever the theme is. This year, it’s punk. So keep that in mind when looking at these photos — these looks are supposed to be crazy and over the top.
BEST: Anne Hathaway, January Jones, Sienna Miller
WORST: Almost everyone else, but especially Kerry Washington, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Kim Kardashian and honestly there were so many more I couldn’t even deal with.
PLEASANTLY SURPRISED BY: Miley Cyrus and Anne Hathaway
Check it out!
If you haven’t heard about The Bling Ring yet, I’ll give you a short synopsis. It’s Sofia Coppola‘s movie about the true story of a teenage burglary ring who broke into the homes of several celebrities in the Hollywood Hills. What’s not to love? Emma Watson stars as Nikki, the leader of the girl gang, in a totally refreshing role that’s a far cry from Harry Potter, that’s for sure.
Israel Broussard, Katie Chang, Leslie Mann, Claire Julien, Georgia Rock and Carlos Miranda are also in the movie, which is coming out June 14 in the US and I have to be honest, I can’t wait to see this shit.
If you want to know Emma’s thoughts on the movie, here’s a few – she basically hated her character but “relished” the chance to play someone so amoral and selfish. Hurrah!
“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.
“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.”