Emma Watson's 'Bling Ring' is still a couple of months away from its limited release, but promotion for the film is slowly starting to ramp up. In addition to the trailer that we received a couple of weeks ago, we've also seen a couple of promotional images as well as a feature in Entertainment Weekly. Now, we get a look at the first of Watson's many magazine covers to promote the film [thanks to a forum board]. She is dressed up as her character Nikki in 'The Bling Ring', and covers the May issue of GQ UK.
The interview is not yet released, but the image on the cover is definitely a departure for Watson, as she's mostly associated with demure Hermione Granger from the blockbuster Harry Potter series. Although she's changed things up with 'Perks of Being a Wallflower', 'The Bling Ring' definitely looks to be even more of a departure for her. The image on the cover is accompanied by the caption, 'Emma Watson: In character, Out of Control.'
The film is based on a true story, and Emma's character Nikki is allegedly based on Alexis Neiers, who was part of the real life group of thieves, dubbed 'The Bling Ring' by the media.
Watson has a busy couple of years coming up, as in addition to promotion for 'The Bling Ring', and the upcoming 'This Is the End' and 'Noah' to promote, she also has the planned 'Beauty and the Beast' adaptation, as well as finishing up her college education.