Emma Watson's latest role is a far cry from the innocence of her "Harry Potter" days when she played the capable teacher's pet, Hermione Granger.
The 23-year-old actress is featured in the highly anticipated upcoming film "The Bling Ring," which tells the real story of a group of California teenagers who made a habit of breaking into the homes of celebrities and stealing from them. Watson plays a character based on real-life Bling Ring member Alexis Neiers, a young woman who was involved in the stealing ring and did a stint in jail.
Neiers, who had her own television show on E! called "Pretty Wild," spoke about being played by Watson.
“I’m really happy Emma is playing me," Neiers said, The Sun reports. "I think she is a very talented actress and this will be a big change for her as I am definitely nothing like Hermione Granger. So it will be interesting."
According to The Sun, the 21-year-old went on to add, “But if I do have any concerns, it’s that I hope Emma ‘gets’ me. I hope she realizes what a troubled, broken little girl she is portraying and how that girl needs help. I hope she does not glamorize drugs or celebrity.
Neiers has commented on the film before, writing that her impression of the film from the trailer was that the movie is "trashy and inaccurate."
Directed by Sofia Coppola, "The Bling Ring" hits theaters on June 14.
For more from Neiers on Watson and "The Bling Ring," head over to The Sun.