Emma Watson, who will perhaps always be known first and foremost as Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter movies, is about to show us all a very different side of her acting chops in the upcoming Sofia Coppola film “The Bling Ring“.
The movie, which is based on a true story, centers on four teen girls in L.A. who made unfortunate names for themselves by breaking into a string of celebrity homes and stealing their belongings. Watson’s character, Nikki, is based on Alexis Niers, who starred with her sisters and mom on the short-lived E! reality show “Pretty WIld” a couple of years back. Alexis served 30 days of jail time, but the crimes followed her around even while she was on the show, which chronicled run-ins with the very celebrities she was accused of stealing from. And in a weird twist of fate, she reportedly ended up just one jail cell over from Lindsay Lohan, one of her burglary victims.
Watson is known for her adorable pixie looks and proper English accent, so to see her get Cali’d out is going to be a big deal for fans. She says she watched a lot of reality television in order to prepare for the role and even managed a nice slam on Kim Kardashian and her family:
“I just watched a ton of reality TV…I was doing an English course (at Brown University). So I would go from reading Virginia Woolf to (watching) Kim Kardashian. I kind of loved it, this mix of super-high and super-low culture. I think it was a nice balance,” she said.
Watson also took to Twitter to give fans some sneak peeks at her character, via a photo and her own description.