Emma Watson is best known for playing Hermione Granger on the superpopular movie “Harry Potter”. But as she will prove in her next movie, she can be a complex professional and go from fantasy to drama in a heartbeat.
“Bling Ring” is the story of four girls who have made a reputation of themselves that will have drastic consequences on their lives. They are known for breaking into celebrities’ homes and steal their belongings. Watson plays Nikki, a character based on a true person, Alexis Niers.
Niers had her own reality show on E!, called “Pretty Wild”. She served one month in jail for trespassing and breaking an entrance and also for stealing goods from several celebrity homes, including Lindsay Lohan and Orlando Bloom.
In order to prepare for the role, 22-year-old Emma Watson says she had to watch “a ton of reality TV”. At the same time, she was taking an English course at Brown University. The mixture of English writers and reality TV characters, that she was exposed to daily, made Emma reflect on the balance of life.
“I would go from reading Virginia Woolf to (watching) Kim Kardashian”, she told Entertainment Weekly. “I kind of loved it, this mix of super-high and super-low culture. I think it was a nice balance”, the actress added.
As for her character Nikki, Emma reveals a little something about her on Twitter.