Emma Watson is waving goodbye to Hermione Granger and saying hello to her first post-Harry Potter role in the film adaptation of 'My Week With Marilyn,' the story of author Colin Clark's experience working with Marilyn Monroe.
According to the Daily Mail, Emma won't be playing Marilyn, but she has been cast as Lucy, a wardrobe assistant who briefly dated the book's author while he was working as Laurence Olivier's assistant on the movie The Prince and the Showgirl.
Lucy and Clark only went on a few dates, so Emma's role isn't a big one, but with an all-star cast including Oscar winners Michelle Williams, who has been cast as Marlilyn, and Dame Judi Dench, we think this is a super smart career move for the 20-year-old actress.
Since we've only really seen Emma in her wizardly role, it'll be great to see her branch out. Judging by her part in My Week With Marilyn, we think she's being very selective about her future projects and perhaps waiting until she has more time off from Brown before taking on a lead part.
The movie chronicles nine days with the iconic actress in 1956 and also stars Eddie Redmayne as Colin Clark, Kenneth Branagh as Laurence Olivier. Filming will begin in October, but Emma probably won't need more than a few days to film her scenes, which is perfect since she'll be busy promoting Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, which comes out on November 19.
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