Expelliarmus! There go Emma Watson’s clothes. Just kidding! But studious Hermione Granger would have her knickers in real twist if she caught a glimpse of what her real-life-counterpart has been rocking lately. The 22-year-old star has really been pushing the fashion envelope in recent years, appearing on the cover of styles mags likeGlamour showing off her smoldering new look. Earlier this month, she attended the L.A. premiere of her new film The Perks of Being a Wallflower in a barely-there dress that was moments away from a “wardrobe malfunction.” She wears even less on the set of her new movie Bling Ring, where Watson rocks a fierce tramp stamp.
While we can’t deny that Emma usually keeps it classy, we love to see her show off her hot bod. She’s sure come a long way from Hogwarts! Even though the cape and striped tie may still work for Halloween, we prefer some of Emma’s bolder looks. So in honor of Emma Watson’s new film opening nationwide today, we give you her 20 scandalous looks that would make Hermione blush. Enjoy!
It’s a big weekend for vets of the Harry Potter series! Emma Watson’s new movie Perks of Being A Wallflower opened yesterday, and today Tom Felton turns 25! The little toe-headed kids we knew as evil Draco Malfoy has grown up into quite the handsome dude, showing up to red carpet events looking like a walking GQ cover. His latest film The Apparition scared the crap out of us in theaters last August, and it looks like his next movie Night Wolf will definitely do the same. What is it with this guy and freaky flicks, huh? Too many years hanging around with he-who-shall-not-be-named, we guess.
On top of his acting skills, Tom’s also a musician and songwriter. In 2010 he released a collection of original songs called In Good Hands. He’s also flexed his comedy muscle with appearances in Get Him To The Greek and British sketches alongside Justin Bieber, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and Keira Knightley among many other famous faces. In honor of his quarter century on the planet, we’ve assembled his 25 most handsome looks of all time. Enjoy!
The Perks of Being a Wallflower is one of our favorite movies of the year, chock full of teen angst, great music and stellar performances from the young cast. We dug deep into the photo archives and grabbed some ridiculously adorable photos of the Perks crew from when they were at their very youngest. Yes, you’ve got Logan Lerman, Ezra Miller and the most precious and wee Emma Watson. But there are more amazing discoveries to be made, like Mae Whitman‘s child star past and Paul Rudd‘s inability to age.
Dig in below, and be sure to catch Perks in the theater — it opens in L.A. and NYC today.
In The Perks of Being a Wallflower, an introverted boy named Charlie survives the hardships of high school by finding his place in a group of misfits. The magic of Stephen Chbosky’s novel and movie is that the warmth and spirit of these friends leaps off the page, making you believe in their relationships and feel like you too are a part of their quirky group. Miraculously, the same thing happens in Chbosky’s movie — and we think that’s due to his intuitive casting process which gathered a group of actors who became fast friends on the set in Pittsburgh.
“We sort of all fell in love with each other immediately and we still are to this day,” Mae Whitman, who plays Mary Elizabeth, told VH1 Celebrity. “I mean we spent every night together hanging out in hotel rooms and playing music and being loud and crazy. It was really like an experience of a lifetime for me. It was really amazing.”
Ezra Miller (Patrick) also told us about those afterparties. “The best times for me were in these stuffy hotel rooms where all of us would amass nightly and just play music and kind of lose ourselves in sound and in our relationships with one another,” he recalled.
That kind of instant friendship seems to be rooted in the fact that these were all people Chbosky himself clicked with right away. “We had auditioned two people for [Charlie], and [Logan Lerman] was the second one. Five seconds into the audition, and I knew he was the kid,” he told us. “I knew these characters so well, and I knew them from the inside out, far more than what I thought they looked like. When I sat down with Emma in NY I knew I met a kindred spirit and I knew I had Sam. And when I did the callback with Ezra over Skype, even though it was over Skype, I just knew I’d found Patrick. Read more…
Some of us love to pore over every fall movie preview we can get our hands on, reading reviews from Cannes and Toronto, marking our calendars with premiere dates and pre-ordering our tix on Fandango as soon as we can. For others, that sounds way too much like homework. That’s why we made this quick little guide to the top 10 flicks we’re dying to see, with the kind of blurb that won’t tax your short attention spans. And sure, we’re leaving out a whole bunch of Oscar contenders, guilty pleasures and interesting films we’ll eventually watch, but this is a list based on fandom, gut instinct and, yeah, intense crushes. Here they are in (order of premiere date):
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The Perks of Being a Wallflower: Logan Lerman will make you cry, you will wish Emma Watson and Ezra Miller were your best friends, and you will go home and hunt down your long-lost mixtapes. In select theaters September 21.
Pitch Perfect: No one does smart-talking like Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson is our new imaginary girlfriend, and we think Elizabeth Banks (who produced) can do no wrong. In theaters September 28.
Alex Cross: We can’t wait to see how Tyler Perry does with someone else’s lines … as a sexy detective, no less. And Matthew Fox’s weightloss is purely fascinating. In theaters October 19.
Skyfall: Daniel Craig is our weakness — and in this James Bond installment, we’ll get to see the skeleton in Q’s closet. Let’s forget Quantum of Solace ever happened. In theaters November 9.
Silver Linings Playbook: Jennifer Lawrence finally gets to have some fun in a movie, opposite Sexiest Man Alive Bradley Cooper, and they’re both playing mentally unstable people in a movie directed by possibly mentally unstable filmmaker David O. Russell. In theaters November 21. Read more…
This little fashion showdown is heating up. Perks Of Being A Wallflower features two gorgeous ladies — Emma Watson and Nina Dobrev. Now that they’re on the premiere circuit for the film, we’ve been so stoked to see what they (or their stylists) are going to pull out of their wardrobes for the red carpet. It’s the general consensus that Nina won the TIFF premiere round in her Monique Lhullier dress versus Emma’s Erdem frock, over the weekend. But the L.A. fashion walk-off that went down at the Arclight Cinerama Dome on Monday night is a lot closer. Nina was the siren in a red Reem Acra dress with lace overlay on the sleeves and shoulders. That’s a lot of cleavage, but Nina still makes it look classy. Strappy Rupert Sanderson black heels completed the ensemble. But hello, neckline. We can’t get over it! How is she breathing in that?
Emma upped the glamour ante wearing a nude-blush, flowing, tiered, backless Giorgio Armani gown with slicked-back hair, startling eyes and a red lips. She wore absolutely no jewelry at all, because she didn’t need to. Dainty, elegant, yet sexy. Unfortunately, the sides of that very lovely gown decided to creep inwards and caused a bit of a wardrobe malfunction. Luckily, Emma being the lady she is, was prepared for a situation like this and had nipple pasties on. And she corrected the dress quickly, but still … a little embarassing no? And risque, as seen below.
On the fashion front, the 2012 Video Music Awards have been a night of surprises. Rihanna debuted an angelic pixie cut, complemented by a simple but sexy white gown, Pink‘s body looked bananas in a tight Stella McCartney frock and America’s favorite gymnasts flaunted their fashion sense, each in their own cute mini dress. Peek our Top 10 Best Dressed below… well…22 if you count each member of One Direction, The Wanted and the Fierce Five.
How supremely chic does Emma Watson look on the cover of the October issue of Glamour? Which one, you ask? Good question — because the actress is on the cover of both Glamour U.K and Glamour U.S‘ October editions. The cover on the left, of Emma looking remarkably elegant in the purple off-shoulder dress is the U.K edition. And she’s talking about her love life, probably because romance is in the air for her, due to her relationship with student, Will Adamovicz. “I wish someone had told me at 15: ‘You accept the love that you think you deserve.’ [a quote from Perks Of Being A Wallflower] I would have approached my relationships completely differently if they had. I like this idea of quality control: that we don’t have to accept just anyone into our lives. People talk about love as though it just happens to you – as though you’re a victim in it all, when actually you can make good choices and bad. But women have a natural tendency to want to nurture and take care of men,” the actress says, adding, “You always think that the guy is going to end up coming around and that you’re going to be the one that saves him – like the Oasis song. Actually I don’t think that you can change other people, but women always hope for the best.” Preach!
She’s singing some of the same tune on her other Glamour cover — the U.S version you see on the right — that’s far edgier than its U.K counterpart, but no less gorgeous. While she discusses her obsession with Lena Dunham, working with a stylist and university life, she also talks about getting caught making out with a “mystery man” at Coachella. It turned out to be boyfriend Will, and Emma says, “… My friend got me tickets for my birthday, and what am I going to say? No, I’m not going to go, because I don’t want to be photographed? But it was a huge crowd, and I thought there was no way anyone could get pictures of me, but somehow they found me. It’s difficult on my dating life, because anyone I get photographed with is automatically my boyfriend. So it just makes it look as if I’ve had, like, 6,000 boyfriends!” Okay, not 6,000 — just one very cute boyfriend. And two awesome covers! Good one, Emma!
Based on this new Perks of Being a Wallflower clip, we’d say Charlie really lucked out: validated for his coolness, toasted by a crop of new friends, welcomed by a gorgeous Emma Watson. If this movie was based on our life, we’d get into a fight with our outcast friends about being four hours late to pick us up at Dairy Queen, and then they’d throw our shoes in the ditch. Haha, just kidding! It would be a Dunkin’ Donuts. Good thing everyone we’ve talked to so far absolutely loves Perks, or we’d be downright consumed by jealousy.
When it comes to wanting more awesome outcast friends, though, we of course mean our own personal Patrick, as portrayed by the illimitable Ezra Miller. “Ezra’s a force of nature. He is so free and he is generous and he is so nice, and we, God did we luck out because I had Emma and Logan [Lerman] really early on, I knew I had Sam and Charlie covered,” Perks director Stephen Chbosky told MTV, who debuted the clip yesterday. “Patrick was the wild card, we auditioned a lot of people, some really good people, but ultimately, he was the only choice for that part. And he brought so much life and freedom to the role, just I count my lucky stars. I cannot believe it.” Man, why can’t Patrick tell us, “You see things and you understand. You’re a wallflower”? Plus, Charlie gets to drink some kind of milkshake? Come on. Come on.
We just realized — there’s just a little over a month to go until Perks of Being a Wallflower comes out (in select theaters, on September 21). Will the film end up being a cult classic like the novel it’s been adapted from? Only time will tell, but this new lot of photographs from Summit Entertainment, makes us want to grab some caramel popcorn and watch it now. That’s a good sign. More than anything, these photographs articulate everything we know of the movie’s characters already. Who wouldn’t want to be tight with Emma Watson‘s Sam? Even though the photograph above looks a tad Titanic-esque. The trailer for Perks of Being a Wallflower was released two months ago, and it had all the signs of turning into the go-to film this fall. Epic shots, the trials and tribulations of growing up, the angst of teen romance … what’s not to love? More than anything, Emma, along with Logan Lerman‘s Charlie and Ezra Miller‘s Patrick have real chemistry together as an ensemble. Take a look at the gallery below of all the latest photographs to see what we’re talking about.
FYI, this has been the second time the movie’s been in the news this week. The first was because of the Out September cover featuring Miller, Lerman and Johnny Simmons (who portrays Brad) where Ezra comes out as “queer” saying, “I’m queer. I have a lot of really wonderful friends who are of very different sexes and genders. I am very much in love with no one in particular. I’ve been trying to figure out relationships, you know? I don’t know if it’s responsible for kids of my age to be so aggressively pursuing monogamous binds, because I don’t think we’re ready for them …” It’s a really lovely piece that weaves together the making of the film, with the lives of the three actors, so have a read. But first … to the gallery!