The actress spoke about her role in the upcoming film “The Bling Ring.” She explained, “When I read the script and I realized that essentially it was a meditation on fame and what it’s become to our society, I had to do it. The character is everything that I felt strong against — she’s superficial, materialistic, vain, amoral. But I found it really interesting and it gave me a whole new insight into what my job, or my role as an actress, could be.”
Watson also added, “Really I was opened-minded about doing anything, but the one thing I didn’t want to do was get myself into a corset because I was worried I’d never get out again. I knew it would be a really comfortable thing to do, but I felt… I had to dive into something really different.”
The actress continued, “This has been a really big departure for me; it’s a really big character. That’s so exciting for me because it meant I was really acting.”
Read more in the May 2013 issue of GQ, available now.