First Look at Emma Watson in Wallflower, Life After Harry Potter Interview
Posted 06.14.11 by Chris
After next month's Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 movie hits theaters, Emma Watson's role as Hermione Granger will be over, ending a 10-run as the character. But fans of Watson won't have to wait too long to see her again. The actress is already shooting a new movie, the dramatic comedy The Perks of Being a Wallflower, and graces the cover of the new Vogue.
The first photo of Emma on the The Perks of Being a Wallflower set has been released.The movie is based on the 1999 book of the same name by Stephen Chbosky, who is also directing the movie. Watson plays Sam, a college student and party girl who falls in love with the main character, Charlie, played by Logan Lerman. It was Lerman who posted the photo of Watson's face behind the Wallflower book from his Twitter account.
But unlike the Harry Potter books, the book this movie is based on is not for the entire family. The book deals with issues of issues of drug use, suicide, homosexuality, and the awkwardness of adolescence. But remember this isn't the Watson from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Watson is now 21.The Perks of Being a Wallflower is expected for a 2012 release.
It's not a wallflower Watson in the new Vogue, which features Emma on the cover and in a very grownup photo spread. In the article, Watson talks about going from a seemingly normal girl plucked from obscurity to appear in one of the biggest franchises in movie history to becoming a confident young actress, demanding Warner Bros. accommodate her wishes to attend college while filming the last two movies.
I was Warner Bros.' pain in the butt. I was their scheduling conflict. I was the one who made life difficult.
Watson briefly attended Brown University, where despite rumors of taunting from other students (Brown said no one shouted out "Three points for Gryffindor" when she answered a question during class), Watson said she wanted "to be normal ... I really want anonymity." The article describes Watson going to class in flip flops and finishing papers at 4 a.m. She was able to find some solidarity in actor James Franco, who knows a thing or two about balancing the demands of being an actor and student at the same time.
It was such a relief to speak to someone who is trying to do the same thing I'm doing. I talked to him about juggling studying and making films and going backward and forward. He's not afraid or limited by what he fears people will say about it.
In addition to acting, life after Harry Potter includes modeling and fashion lines for Watson.