Now that Harry Potter is officially finished, it looks like Emma Watson is keeping herself quite busy these days. Not only is the Brit starring in Perks of Being a Wallflower (which comes out this September), but she’s also landed herself a more, um, scandalous movie role about a troubled teen. And it’s even based on a true story.
Remember the Bling Ring back in 2010? It was when teen Alexis Neiers and a group of friends broke into celebrities’ houses — like Lindsay Lohan, Shia LaBeouf, Paris Hilton‘s and others — and stole thousands of dollars worth of stuff. Well, Emma is playing Nicki, a character based off of Alexis, in a movie appropriately called The Bling Ring.
Emma tweeted this photo of herself in character as Nicki, saying: “Twitterers meet Nicki, Nicki meet twitterers : ) @blingringmovie”
As for Alexis herself? The infamous Hollywood figure (who even had her own short-lived reality show, Pretty Wild, in 2010) was not too thrilled with the movie’s interpretation of her, tweeting, “Emma Watson in character clothing an make up to look like me..close but I’ve never&would never wear that ”
But, realizing that came out wrong, Alexis quickly corrected herself with another tweet, “No no no.It has been a blessing to work with Mrs Coppola&I’m still in shock that Emma is playing me I am sure she will be fantastic.Sillies.”
Riiiight. Anyway, what do you think of Emma playing a bad girl? Do you remember reading about the Bling Ring in the news? Think it’ll make a good movie?