Emma Watson is playing a certain kind of girl in her next movie, “The Bling Ring”, and she says she was inspired by the Kardashian girls when she was trying to get into character.
The “Harry Potter” actress has clearly moved away from her iconic “Hermione” character in playing a girl so fascinated with Hollywood celebs that she breaks into their homes and steals their belongings. The character is based on real-life accused thief Alexis Neiers, who allegedly broke into the homes of Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, and Orlando Bloom–among others–with a group of friends. Neiers was the subject of the reality show “Pretty Wild”, which was being filmed right when she was busted. She ended up pleading no contest to the charges against her after word got out that Orlando Bloom would be testifying in court.
“I watched a lot of Keeping up with the Kardashians and The Hills, and I tried to understand the psychology of this kind of girl as much as possible,” Watson said. “I didn’t want her to be just a parody. The accent was hard as it was a particular kind of dialect. I also thought a lot about what her parents must have been like.”
The film, which is helmed by Sofia Coppola, opens in June.