Emma Watson Heats Up The Bling Ring Cannes Premiere

Emma Watson continued to shed her buttoned up Hermoine past by showing up to the premiere screening of The Bling Ring at the Cannes Film Festival in a very grown-up gown. The backless number drew cheers as she made her way into the theater alongside director Sofia Coppola. A trio of sparkling ear cuffs served as her (very expensive) bling.

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Despite her edgy and much more adult roles in movies like The Perks Of Being A Wallflower and My Week With Marilyn, she insists that she’s not trying to merely escape her child-star past.  “I’m not trying to run away from it,” she said during a press conference at the festival. “I’m very proud of the work that I did. I’m just really enjoying having the chance to transform into new roles.”

To aid with her transformation into a valley girl in her latest movie, she apparently cued up some Keeping Up With The Kardashians and The Hills on her DVR. “I had to get the accent down, the dialect,” she revealed to USA Today. “That took a lot of time.” We can’t wait to see how her hard work paid off! Is it June 14th (release day) yet?

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[Photo: Getty Images]

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