Friday, September 24, 2010
Emma Watson has graduated from Hogwarts and landed her first post-Harry Potter grown-up role, according to Baz Bamigboye in the Mail.
The actress, now 20, who has played Hermione Granger in eight movies, including the much-anticipated two final Deathly Hallows instalments, has won a part opposite Michelle Williams, Eddie Redmayne, Kenneth Branagh, Dominic Cooper and Judi Dench in the movie My Week With Marilyn.
The film tells the story of Colin Clark (Redmayne), who worked as Laurence Olivier's assistant on the picture The Prince And The Showgirl, which starred bombshell Marilyn Monroe (Williams) and Olivier ( Branagh), who also directed.
Emma will play Lucy, a wardrobe assistant working behind the scenes during the making of The Prince And The Showgirl in 1956.
Lucy and Clark had a few dates which, according to his book The Prince, The Showgirl And Me (a precursor to My Week With Marilyn), usually involved Clark whizzing her up to London in his Bristol sports car, visiting a club and going on to his parents' 'set' at The Albany, where 'she kisses like an angel'.
The main shooting schedule for My Week With Marilyn begins at Pinewood Studios on October 4.