In the immortal words of Barney Stinson, "That, dear boy, is a tramp stamp. A hoe tag. A** antlers. A Panama City license plate." And yes, that is our dear Hermione Granger sporting a lower back tattoo, but don't worry that Emma Watson has grown up too fast. The actress is sporting fake ink for her role in Sofia Coppola's upcoming film The Bling Ring based on the real-life story of a group of teens who burglarized the Hollywood homes of Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, Orlando Bloom, Rachel Bilson and Audrina Patridge from 2008 to 2009. Hence why Watson – who co-stars alongside Leslie Mann and Taissa Farmiga in the project – has made the bad girl transformation.
Check out the photos of the actress (who turns 22 on Sunday, April 15) on The Bling Ring set – including the Harry Potter star taking a break in a revealing outfit and showing off that faux lower back tattoo – below:
What do you think of an inked Emma Watson? Does she look good as a tough chick or do you just want to cover her up like a concerned mother? Hey, at least we can all rest easy it wasn't a tribal band!
[Photo credits: Pacific Coast News, Ramey]
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The hit spy movie also took home Best Thriller at the London ceremony on Sunday (25Mar12) after winning the majority of votes from readers of Empire magazine. The film saw off competition from Attack The Block, The Inbetweeners Movie, Submarine and Tyrannosaur to land the Best British Film honour.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 was named Best Film, ahead of Drive, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes, while David Yates won Best Director for helming the final installment in the blockbuster fantasy series.
Daniel Craig, Ryan Gosling, Daniel Radcliffe and Andy Serkis all lost out to Oldman in the Best Actor category, while Olivia Colman was honoured with Best Actress for her turn in harrowing drama Tyrannosaur.
Ron Howard won the Empire Inspiration award, Michael Fassbender was this year's Empire Hero and Tim Burton was named Empire Icon.
The Lost In Translation director's new project is based on the true story of a group of teens who stole from the homes of stars including Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan and Orlando Bloom in 2008 and 2009.
The Harry Potter star has agreed to appear in the movie and it is one of several new projects she is working on after the wizard franchise came to an end in 2011.
Watson will work with Potter director David Yates again in new drama Your Voice in My Head, and she is also in talks to play Belle in a big screen adaptation of Beauty and the Beast with Mexican moviemaker Guillermo del Toro.
The British actress, who played Hermione Granger in the long-running wizard franchise, has reportedly signed up to appear in new drama Your Voice in My Head.
Watson is said to be playing a suicidal girl in the film who is saved by a psychiatrist suffering from cancer and Deadline.com reports it will also be Yates' next project.
The actress and filmmaker worked together on the final four Potter movies.
Movie bosses are reportedly eyeing stars including George Clooney and Tom Hanks to take on the psychiatrist role.
For his first project post-Harry Potter, David Yates, director of the final four installments of the blockbuster Warner Bros. franchise, is reportedly eyeing a familiar face to play the lead. According to Deadline, Emma Watson is "in discussions" with Yates to star in Your Voice Inside My Head, a drama adapted from Emma Forrest's memoir of being saved from suicide by a cancer-stricken psychiatrist. Warner Bros., the studio expected to develop the project, is said to be looking at several big names, including Tom Hanks and George Clooney, to play the role of the psychiatrist who brings poor Emma back from the brink. Suicide? Cancer? Clooney? Hmmm ... sounds suspiciously like Oscar-bait.
Watson can next be seen in The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Her Harry Potter pal Daniel Radcliffe's latest film, The Woman in Black, opens this Friday. Check out the trailer:
The Inception star is close to finalising a deal to step into the infamous mobster's shoes in filmmaker David Yates' next project, which will chart Capone's childhood in Brooklyn, New York and his rise to power.
The first of the three movies is due to begin production next year (13), according to TheWrap.com.
It's the latest high-profile leading part for Hardy, who will next be seen playing the villainous Bane in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises in July (12).
The actress was hailed as the British Artist of the Year by the Los Angeles branch of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA).
Yates landed the John Schlesinger Britannia Award for Excellence in Directing, while Pixar chief and animator John Lasseter was lauded for Worldwide Contributions to Filmed Entertainment.
Scottish actor Alan Cumming hosted the ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, where Ben Stiller was handed the Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy.
Warren Beatty received the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film, and used his speech to thank wife Annette Bening and his sister Shirley MacLaine, both of whom attended the event.
Nigel Lythgoe, chairman of BAFTA Los Angeles, said, "Warren Beatty is an undisputed film icon who, during nearly a half-century, has created a body of work that transcends trends and remains timeless. He is a powerful and original creative force, both in front (of) and behind the camera, and it is our distinct pleasure to honour and celebrate his immense talents."
Praising the winners, Cumming told the audience, "It's all about people who have contributed things over their careers, so it's less faddy (sic) and markety (sic) and less current, and more about celebrating these people for what they've done over their entire lives."
The Winter's Bone star, who received an Oscar nomination for her role in the gritty film, will compete with Thor's Hemsworth for the award, which recognises young talent and is the only BAFTA voted for by the public.
The other famous faces in the running for the honour are Tom Hiddleston, Felicity Jones, Eddie Redmayne, Adam Deacon, Jessica Chastain and Chris O'Dowd.
The shortlist was picked by a panel of star judges including Sienna Miller, Simon Pegg and Harry Potter director David Yates, and it will be whittled down to five finalists ahead of the awards ceremony in London on 12 February (12).
Previous winners of the Orange Rising Star award include Tom Hardy, Kristen Stewart and James McAvoy.
The Brit, who took charge of the last four Potter films, tells Daily Variety he'll take the next two to three years to perfect the project.
He says, "It needs quite a radical transformation to take it into the bigger arena."
The time-travel TV show was must-see viewing in Britain between 1963 and 1989 and it has since found a new generation of fans thanks to a mid-2000s revival.
Matt Smith is the current and 11th Doctor. It is not known who will play Yates' timelord, but early speculation suggests his Harry Potter stars Rupert Grint and Daniel Radcliffe are in the mix.
After its conclusion in 1989, the classic British sci-fi series Doctor Who laid dormant, re-running in both its home country and the states, whenever air time needed filling. Then, in 2006, Russell T. Davies brought the franchise back to life, reinvigorating it with great storytelling that wrangled in fans both new and old. Now, the show has wrapped its sixth series, headed up by writer Steven Moffat (The Adventures of Tintin) and the third modern Doctor, Matt Smith. Obviously, Doctor Who is not slowing down.
Which means it's the perfect time for a movie. Right?
Variety has announced that director David Yates (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Half-Blood Prince and Deathly Hallows Parts 1 & 2) is teaming up with the BBC to turn the Doctor into a theatrical franchise. The article states that the movie will be in no way connected to the Davies/Moffat version of the last few years, but instead opting for a new writer (British or America) to expand the scope of the show for a feature film outing.
I have mixed feelings about the idea of a Doctor Who movie. The show has been hitting highs since its revamp in the mid-2000s, and trying to create a parallel storyline for a big screen run seems pointless. Like the idea of bringing Battlestar to the big screen in the wake of the successful SyFy show, the movie's already climbing an uphill battle. No matter how good it is, it has to compete with an episodic predecessor that has been able to weave a dense mythology. I don't know if that will work.
That said, Doctor Who begs to be executed as a big-budget feature. The show's time traveling adventures and universal exploration mean Yates' movie could literally go anywhere and do anything (thanks TARDIS!)—and with a fun character in the driver's seat. The movie obviously won't be an extension of the current TV run, but that doesn't mean it can't have connections. There's inherent mystery with the character that can be unveiled in a true cinematic experience to new fans, while simultaneously building on what exists, for the diehard Who enthusiasts. Everyone can win!
Who knows what will come of the ambitious plan, but the movie's in good hands—Yates is a competent storyteller, a great director, and that's the only type of person who should act as The Doctor's companion on this wild ride. Hopefully he has experience with Daleks.