Emma Watson is still busy promoting 'The Bling Ring', which released in limited release last week and is slowly expanding into wide release starting this week.
The film's gotten decent reviews, especially for Emma's performance and the way she was able to convey her character's thoughts and inner emotions. In a new interview, Emma explained that it was interesting for her to look at celebrity life from a different point of view. She says, "I definitely have my part in that ... tabloid culture, whether I like it or not. I've been in the public eye for almost 10 years now. So there was something ... slightly ironic for me, being in the other seat. And it really made me look at it all in a new light. L.A. especially is ... fed so much of those images — so much fashion, so much reality TV — I can see how easy it could be to become obsessed."
She also adds that her parents prepared her very well for the pros and cons of fame, and especially the notoriety that came with it. She explains, "My parents were always realistic with me about what fame meant, that basically it has these amazing upsides, opportunities, experiences. But at the same time, it restricts your freedom in some ways. I'm not able to just do whatever I want, spontaneously."
'The Bling Ring' is currently out in theaters across the country and in addition to being directed by Sofia Coppola and starring Emma Watson and Taissa Farmiga, the film also introduces newcomers Israel Broussard, Katie Chang, and Claire Julien.