Watson gets sexy for GQ cover

Actress Emma Watson poses backstage with the award she won for favorite dramatic movie actress at...

Actress Emma Watson poses backstage with the award she won for favorite dramatic movie actress at the 2013 People's Choice Awards in Los Angeles, January 9, 2013. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

Terri Schwartz , Zap2It.com

, Last Updated: 4:08 PM ET

Emma Watson is Hermione Granger no more. The former "Harry Potter" star covers British GQ May issue and goes full-on glam as she promotes her new movie, "The Bling Ring."

As fans may note, Watson is going full-on "Pretty Woman" in this new shot. It's teasing her departure from good-girl Hermione in Sophia Coppola's upcoming "The Bling Ring," in which Watson plays the leader of a group of California teens who stole from the homes of Hollywood's elite in 2008.

"Really I was open-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," Watson says. "I knew it would be a really comfortable thing to do, but I felt... I had to dive into something really different. 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."

She adds of her character Nicki, "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 strongly against -- she's superficial, materialistic, vain, amoral. She's all of these things and I realized that I hated her. How do you play someone you hate? 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."

"The Bling Ring" comes out on June 14 in limited release.


Emma Watson’s new British GQ cover.


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