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Emma Watson: Then And Now

Dale Chong |
June 27, 2013 | 10:41 a.m. PDT

Staff Reporter

Emma Watson at "The Bling Ring" premier (Pinterest)
Emma Watson at "The Bling Ring" premier (Pinterest)
It seems as though it was only yesterday when the world first laid its eyes on Emma Watson in "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone." With her new movie, "The Bling Ring," it looks like the British actress is only beginning to make her mark in the film industry. 

Everyone knows and loves Emma Watson for her role as Hermione Granger, but she has made certain that she is more than one role. The pint-sized frizzy haired genius charmed her way into everyone's hearts.

After enrolling in Brown University and cutting her hair, she made a clear statement that she wanted a break from her image as the young wizard. We once watched her grow up into a gorgeous young lady through the "Harry Potter" series, but we are more than willing to observe and encourage her recent and different projects. 

In 2011, Emma Watson played wardrobe assistant Lucy in "My Week with Marilyn," alongside Michelle Williams. Soon enough her name was announced to star opposite up-and-coming actor Logan Lerman in the film adaptation of "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" as Sam, the narrator's love interest. This film would also be a first for many to hear her American accent. 

Watson is certainly expanding her spectrum of acting as she dips her toes into movies such as Sofia Coppola's "The Bling Ring," a movie inspired by real events of celebrity home robbers. She also plays a role in Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen's "This Is the End," as herself. 

What's next for one of the world's favorite young actresses? The star is just finishing up Darren Aronofsky's "Noah," with Perks co-star Logan Lerman. After that one can only guess that she'll be lining up more films to work on as well as finishing her undergraduate degree. Emma Watson knows what she wants and what she has to do to get there, the world just has to wait and see where she'll be.

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