Emma Watson Is A ‘Wallflower’

Published 4 years ago by , Updated June 27th, 2013 at 3:13 pm,

After Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II in 2011, 20-year-old actress Emma Watson will be done with the Harry Potter franchise. But her career will go on now that she has landed her first post-Hermione gig. Watson will co-star alongside Percy Jackson and the Olympian: The Lightning Thief star Logan Lerman in The Perks Of Being A Wallflower.

We don’t have too much information on the film yet other than it’s based on the Stephen Chbosky novel of the same name. Following a recent trend in the movie industry, the lovable loser has been cherished by audiences over the last few years and filmmakers have heard the call. Cinema Blend gave a brief overview of the plot:

“It’s based on a book about a shy teenager who writes letters to an anonymous person about his awkward adolescence. Surprisingly, for a shy and unpopular teenager, he manages to get involved in drugs and sex.”

Watson recently enrolled at Brown University and interviewed with Vanity Fair about life in college. You may wonder the relevance here but considering the environment in The Perks Of Being A Wallflower, her experiences with college parties may help in preparation for the role. She’s been to a few and already shown the signs of a newbie.

“I felt like I’d walked into an American teen movie. I picked up the red cups. I was like, ‘Wow, they really do drink from these.’”

The Perks Of Being A Wallflower may be the most important performance of Watson’s career. Every franchise star, child or not, has the difficult task of shaking the image and establishing an ability to transcend pre-conceived notions of character. Her co-stars have had a few opportunities already, but still search for their own identity.

It may takes years and a handful of roles to shed herself of Hermione, but if any Harry Potter star can do it, it is Emma Watson. Between her talent and looks, there is plenty to offer Hollywood.

What do you think of her career? Will Emma Watson have an illustrious career?

Sources: Cinema Blend, Vanity Fair

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  1. Emma is very talented and she has been working on her acting while at Brown. It is such a terrific book. I will be seeing this opening weekend.

  2. wow she is hot.

  3. Emma Watson was already in “Ballet Shoes” which was alright. and voiced in “Tales of Despereaux” but voice acting usually doesnt count

    • thank you i waqs going to say something about that, well he did say post harry potter and desparaux was during the harry potter stuff but whatever you make a good point non the less :D

      • TV movie and voice acting…I didn’t count those.

  4. Love me some Emma Watson.

  5. She is hot. On of her slidehshiw pics is just too sexy.

  6. She is hot. On of her slidehshOw pics is just too sexy.

  7. Yeah I’ve had a crush on her for a while. We’re the same age, too. It’s a shame I’m poor.

  8. It’s hard to know how good of an actress she truly is, as we all mostly know her only as “Hermoine Granger” to this point. It will be interesting to see her expand her range, I’m sure she’ll do fine. I’m also curious to see how she looks as a “woman” (as opposed to a supposedly school-age girl), if they do the end on the Potter series as it was written in the books.

  9. she is really becoming a beautiful woman.

    I think she likely has a strong career ahead of her , she seems to be a fairly level headed girl.
    I look forward to seeing what she can do next.

  10. Emma’s an extremely intelligent, classy, and talented girl. She’ll go places.

  11. I hope this is true! It would be awesome to see Emma play a bad girl (presumably she would be playing the rebel, Sam). All of her past roles have been good girls, so it will be cool to see her show off her range. Emma is very talented (even if some haters don’t want to admit) and she really has star power. Logan Lerman is also very talented. He was great in 3:10 to Yuma.

  12. If she’s in it, I’ll see it.

  13. beautiful lovely smart young lady. but her acting shes needs to tone it down a notch or 2..or 3.. particularly her eyebrows seem to do a dance before she finishes every line.
    by the way not digging her with her new hair cut she was sooo beautiful now she looks kinda like a lesbian or a guy who cares to much about getting his hair tremmed and artifially highlighted

  14. Yes definitely,, shes going to be the next julie andrews time person :) ;)