Emma Watson Unrecognizable in 'Bling Ring'
By ANTOINETTE BUENO
May 29, 2012
Emma Watson, is that you?!
The super-classy British actress masquerades as a spoiled, Los Angeles wannabe in this first official still from Sofia Coppola's highly anticipated The Bling Ring, which is based on the highly publicized real-life story of a group of already-wealthy teenagers who burglarized the homes of several celebrities including Paris Hilton and Rachel Bilson.
Of course for inspiration, Emma went straight to the source of what many point out to be what's wrong in our celeb, fame-obsessed culture -- Kim Kardashian and reality TV.
''I just watched a ton of reality TV,'' she tells Entertainment Weekly about how she prepared for the very un-Hermione role. ''I was doing an English course [at Brown University]. So I would go from reading Virginia Woolf to [watching] Kim Kardashian. I kind of loved it, this mix of super-high and super-low culture. I think it was a nice balance.''
And clearly she nailed it -- this picture looks straight out of The Hills, no?