Emma Watson lands grown-up role in Marilyn Monroe flick

The Harry Potter star moves on from magical tales for My Week With Marilyn

Ex-Burberry beauty Emma Watson’s set to join Michelle Williams, Dominic Cooper and Judi Dench in the star-studded new flick My Week With Marilyn, in what will be her first post-Harry Potter film role.

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After filming eight movies for the famous wizard franchise, the 20-year-old actress – who’s currently studying at US college, Brown – will take on a grown-up new role in the movie, leaving Hogwarts’ Hermione Granger firmly behind her. 

Our favourite fashionista’s set to play young wardrobe assistant Lucy in the film – based on a book by Colin Clark, Laurence Olivier’s assistant – which will follow Clark’s experience of working with screen siren, Marilyn Monroe.

We’ll also get to see Em indlulge in a little on-screen romance, when her character Lucy dates leading man Colin in the anticipated new flick. 

But before you get too excited, we won’t be seeing Miss Watson in her new role for a while yet. Shooting starts at Pinewood Studios in October.

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Emma’s kept a relatively low profile recently, after jetting back to the US for the start of term at her Brown.

But we’re sure to see her back on promotional duty during the build up to the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, which hits screens on November 19.

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