Emma Watson Lands Her First Role Outside Harry Potter

By Josh Tyler 2010-05-20 01:24:53discussion comments
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I know most Harry Potter fans disagree with this, but as a non-fan Iíve always thought Emma Watson was the only one of the Potter kids with any real potential acting talent. Radcliffe gets all the attention and so far heís gotten most of the acting mojo, but Iím more interested in what Emma Watson will do when stripped of Hermioneís broom. Apparently sheís going to be a Wallflower.

Variety says Emma Watson is set to star opposite former Percy Jackson Logan Lerman in The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Itís 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. Yeah, thatís realistic. No word on what role Watson will play but she strikes me as more of a sex than a drug.

Though the far less talented Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint have been doing work outside Harry Potter, this is Emmaís first shot at a movie that doesnít involve Hogwarts. I suppose she could have been on stage somewhere cavorting naked with a horse if sheíd wanted to, but Watson wanted to go to college. Sheíd even been spotted practicing for college life with the occasional beer bottle. Now thatís sheís taking this acting thing seriously, Iím eager to see what she has in her.
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