Emma Watson‘s role in “The Bling Ring” is certainly a far stretch from the studious Hermoine she is known for playing in “Harry Potter.” To help her prepare for the role, the actress watched “Pretty Wild,” the reality show starting Alexis Neiers, who inspired the movie.
“To be fair to Alexis, [my character] is like three steps removed from who she might be in real life,” Watson explained. “A lot of the material in the movie was based on an article, which was based on a reality show, which we all know isn’t real life. I wasn’t trying to impersonate her — she just inspired the character. I watched ‘Pretty Wild’ so many times to try and get her into my brain, though. It gave me anxiety. How do you watch it?”
Neiers herself doesn’t seem too thrilled with the upcoming Sofia Coppola flick.
“Based on Detective Goodkin and Nancy Joe Sales inaccurate information, two people who are everything they accused us of being,” the reality star, who spent 30 days in prison for burglarizing Orlando Bloom’s home, wrote on Twitter. “The truth will come out soon enough and I have no intention of seeing this film.”
For those of you who do want to watch “The Bling Ring,” the movie hits theaters on June 14.