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Emma Covers British GQ
Emma Watson has the cover feature in the May issue of British GQ magazine. In the interview Emma talks about The Bling Ring and includes new photos, in character as Nikki, by Mark Seliger. Thanks to Vogue.co.uk and Roberto for the images, and an excerpt of the interview below from www.gq-magazine.co.uk. Read the full article in the May issue on sale tomorrow, April 4. Also available on iPad, Google Play and Kindle Fire.
“When I read the script and I realised that essentially it was a meditation on fame and what it’s become to our society, I had to do it,” says Watson of The Bling Ring. “The character is everything that I felt strongly against – she’s superficial, materialistic, vain, amoral. She’s all of these things and I realised 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.”
There was another reason Watson chose the risqué role: it wasn’t a period drama. “Really I was open-minded about doing anything, but the one thing I didn’t want to do was get myself into a corset because I was worried I’d never get out again,” she says. “I knew it would be a really comfortable thing to do, but I felt… I had to dive into something really different. This has been a really big departure for me; it’s a really big character. That’s so exciting for me because it meant I was really acting.”
The second trailer for the Rogen/Goldberg comedy This is the End has been released. The film stars James Franco, Jonah Hill, Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride, and Craig Robinson playing themselves as “six friends trapped in a house after a series of strange and catastrophic events devastate Los Angeles”. Emma Watson, in a cameo role, also plays herself and in a brief scene in the trailer we can see she’s pretty handy with an axe.
This is the End opens June 12.
Warning: This is a red band trailer (mature audiences) and contains graphic violence and language.
Actor Richard Griffiths passed away yesterday from complications following heart surgery at age 65. He had a long and honored career, but was probably best known to Harry Potter fans as Harry’s uncle, Vernon Dursley. He also appeared with Emma Watson as Great Uncle Matthew in the 2007 BBC film Ballet Shoes.
Our condolences to Richard Griffiths’ family and friends.
Emma Watson is now immortalized in wax with the launch of her figure at Madame Tussauds in London. “Emma is the perfect addition and we’re very lucky to add her to our A-list line up. She’s a true English rose known and loved by millions of film and fashion fans around the world. Elie Saab donated the stunning gown Emma is wearing and we’re thrilled to have his involvement. She will feel right at home among a host of other glamorous personalities and we know she will be a huge hit with all our guests!” – Nicole Fenner
Emma’s 23rd birthday is coming up soon. Every year Emma-Watson.net creates a birthday project as a way for fans to share their feelings and show their support for Emma. A simple birthday card has been the best way that lets the most people participate, so that is what we are doing again this year. You can send in birthday messages, art work, poems, stories, photos or anything else you can think of to say Happy Birthday. We’ll try to include everything. The finished card will be posted online.
A new photography book by James Houston will feature new portraits of Emma Watson along with other celebrities, ‘with the goal to raise awareness and funds for the environment and sustainable living’.
My latest project, NATURAL BEAUTY, is a photographic series inspired by the connection I feel to nature in my design work and in the environment. I shot some of the world’s leading celebrities and top models who are also environmentally conscious. The project will launch during World Earth Week 2013 in New York and Los Angeles in collaboration with MILK Galleries NYC. By celebrating the incredible beauty that exists in nature, my hope is that these images will inspire people to appreciate and value nature’s beauty. The environment is a gift we can’t afford to take for granted. We all need to do our part to protect it. – James Houston
Natural Beauty will debut at the Milk Gallery in late April, and will be available for sale this spring. Proceeds will benefit Global Green USA.
A new photo of Emma Watson from the photoshoot by Alex Lubomirski is out in V Magazine.
“Growing up on a film set, the makeup ladies were like my surrogate mothers,” jokes Emma Watson, who now as a proper adult is the face of Lancôme’s new In Love collection of colorful cosmetics. Inspired by spring florals and Parisian romance, the line is filled with poppy hues for the eyes, cheeks, nails, and lips. Kohl liners come in cool shades of deepwater blue and jade crush, while the neon translucent lip balms are among Watson’s favorites. “All four of the colors are really easy to wear,” she says. “And since I’m very pale, I’m a big blusher girl. The nice thing is that you can wear it all over your face, almost like a powder, and it makes you look healthy!” Listen to the pro. She knows of what she speaks.