Several new stills from the movie were released recently.
A press conference was held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, California the day after the Bling Ring premiere. Emma wore Antonio Berardi from the Fall collection.
F magazine from Italy has an article on Emma’s role in Bling Ring and other things. Thanks to luca for the scans.
In a Wallstreet Journal interview, Emma talks about The Bling Ring, continuing to act and celebrity. See the full article here.
In “The Bling Ring,” your character is loosely based on a true-life member of a group of privileged teens-turned-burglars. What were the challenges that came with the part?
How do you sell a line like “I could rule a country one day” and not sound completely ridiculous? I realized very quickly that my biggest challenge was to somehow make this surreal, delusional, eccentric character believable. She’s utterly tragic and hilarious at the same time. She could come across as unsympathetic, but I also tried to get the audience to identify with her, even if it’s just for a second.
I wanted there to be a palpable sense of sadness and loneliness about her. I talked to everyone I know—my mom, my friends and, of course, Sofia—to figure out how to understand her. I never met the real girl, and worked only from the script. I didn’t want to do an impersonation.
What else attracted you to the character?
I think everyone can relate to those teenage years when you don’t really know who you are. You feel rootless, disconnected, lost, pressured by what your friends are doing, self-conscious, image-conscious, and you really want to fit in.
I enjoyed exploring the mind-set of someone who is my polar opposite. I’m quite shy and a very private person; Nicki is an exhibitionist and loves attention. She dresses to impress, whereas when I’m not working, I usually dress to draw as little attention to myself as possible. I grew up in the countryside in a small town in England, which couldn’t be more different than L.A. The first time I went to L.A., I felt like I’d arrived on an alien planet. It still seems very foreign and voyeuristic to me.