At first glance, one cannot help but to see Hermione Granger. Although that is the very persona in which Emma Watson is attempting to unhook from. Recently turning 23, Watson is no longer the teeny treasure we were introduced to nearly twelve years ago.
The British darling first began to transcend the world outside of Hogwarts when Burberry ordained her the face of their 2009 Autumn/Winter campaign. Since, Watson has surged onto the fashion scene as a 21st century style heroine. Later repeating the feat, she also appeared in the British fashion house’ 2010 Spring/Summer campaign with her younger brother, Alex.
Watson has already attained success in her after-Potter film life. In 2011 she rascally stole the show in the British drama, My Week With Marilyn. Carrying that momentum into 2012, Watson delivered a galvanizing performance — as the embracing high school senior, Sam — in The Perks of Being a Wallflower.
In an upcoming project, she portrays a defiant narcissist in Sofia Coppola’s The Bling Ring. Watson told British GQ, in a recent interview, that the role was a ‘really big departure’ [from those she has portrayed in the past].
What can be gauged from the rising star’s recent successes is that the conclusion of Harry Potter hasn’t signaled the end of Emma Watson. This is arguably just the beginning, as her best work is forecasted to be ahead of her.