Emma Watson as Nicki in The Bling Ring -- Photo
It’s a rite of passage for former child actors: the role that abruptly announces that you’re all grown up from the adorable moppet who won our hearts. Emma Watson’sfellow Hogwarts alumni Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint tackled those roles years ago, and now it looks like it’s Hermione’s turn to (softly) shock us.
Yesterday, Watson tweeted a pic of herself in character for The Bling Ring, director Sofia Coppola’s ensemble film about the real-life celeb burglary ring that ripped off homes of stars like Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton, and Orlando Bloom. “Twitters meet Nicki, Nicki meet twitterers,” wrote Watson along with the shot (at right) of her in bubblegum pink low-slung sweatpants and too-short jacket, exposing her hipbones and some naughtily placed ink. “Nicki likes Lip Gloss, Purses, Yoga, Pole Dancing, Uggs, Louboutins, Juice Cleanses, Iced coffee and Tattoos.” Tattoos? Pole dancing? UGGS?!?
It is a bit jarring to see Watson looking like your average L.A. celebutart. She just wrapped production last Friday, so it will be a while before we see how this image translates to Nicki’s words and deeds. But what do you make of Watson’s TMZ makeover?