I’m sure you’ve all heard by now, that a recent study carried out by security software giant McAfee found that Emma Watson has replaced Heidi Klum as the “most dangerous” celebrity on the internet. The study found that women are more likely to be dangerous than men. The study also discovered that searchers related to Emma Watson are one-in-eight chances more likely to land on a malicious website.
Fans searching for “Emma Watson and free downloads,” “Emma Watson and nude pictures,” “Emma Watson and fakes,” and “Emma Watson and busted” are at risk of running into online threats designed to steal personal information. Clicking on these risky sites and downloading files like pictures and videos exposes surfers or consumers to the risk of downloading viruses and malware.
Emma has released a statement saying,
"Unfortunately there is nothing we can do to prevent this. However we can assure you that Emma’s official sites - www.emmawatson.com, www.facebook.com/emmawatson and www.twitter.com/emwatson - will always be safe.”
Similarly, Paula Greve, director of web security research at McAfee, released a statment,
“In today’s celebrity culture, consumers expect to be able to go online to catch up with the latest photos, videos, tweets, and stories about their favorite celebrities. Due to the richness of the data and the high interaction, often times consumers forget the risks that they are taking by clicking on the links. As the sophistication and expectations of consumers with respect to their online experience has increased, so has the level and ability to deliver malware either by malvertising, exploiting the user’s browser without their awareness, or masking malicious URLs behind shortened URLs.”
The top 10 women to fall under this list are: Emma Watson, Jessica Biel, Eva Mendes, Selena Gomez, Halle Berry, Megan Fox, Shakira, Cameron Diaz, Salma Hayek, and Sofia Vergara.
While the role of Hermione Granger remains boldly emblazoned on the acting career of Emma Watson, she has made it clear that she doesn’t plan to rest on her “Potter” laurels.
Although it was only this past Sunday that Watson accepted the award for best cast for “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II” at the MTV Movie Awards, it was on that same day that Watson, alongside costars Ezra Miller and Logan Lerman, presented the trailer for their upcoming film, “The Perks of Being a Wallflower.”
The film, which is based on Stephen Chbosky’s 1999 cult novel that has sold over a million copies, will be Watson’s first leading role outside of the “Harry Potter” mega-franchise. Her only non-“Potter” role is 2011’s micro-biopic “My Week with Marilyn,” but her screen time was minimal (she was on set for only a few days) and the film didn’t see the commercial success that “Perks” is expected to attain.
Taking it upon herself to break how she’s been typecast, Watson has lined up three diverse, promising films for next year, including both serious and comedic turns alongside Stanley Tucci and Jonah Hill and under the direction of Sophia Coppola.
But “Perks” seems immensely promising in its own right with a tinge of “Potter” similarity. Playing an American high school senior named Sam, Watson’s character welcomes introverted and emotionally-embattled freshman Charlie into a group that, in the trailer, she dubs, “the island of misfit toys.”
“I never thought I’d make another high school-esque movie,” Watson told MTV. “And here I am as this coming-of-age, American, teen (film). But it’s very witty, it’s very funny, and it’s very moving.
For “Perks,” which takes place in Pittsburgh suburbia, Watson had to adopt an American accent, and she told The New York Times that she sent out a flurry of emails to American friends in an effort to better understand high school in the States. (She attended the prestigious Headington School and The Dragon School — both in Oxford, England).
From the looks of the trailer, she has certainly turned on the American high school charm. In a scene that holds massive gravitas in the novel, her character Sam stands up in the car and spreads her arms like wings as they whiz through a tunnel, giving a smile to Charlie sitting below. It’s an “epic” moment, as her costar Ezra Miller told MTV.
It’s also a moment that shows exactly why Charlie finds her irresistible.
Watson is looking to spread her own wings after “Potter,” and, from the emotionally-charged trailer and her ambitious upcoming filming schedule, she’s doing just that.
While there are many celebrities you do not want children to emulate, it’s tremendous that one of the best celebrity role models in the world is Harry Potter star Emma Watson.
Emma has continued to make the right moves in the public eye, and we think she will continue on that path with mature and intelligent decisions. Placing her studies first while growing up was a clear indication that stardom, money, and fame were not going to be abused.
Today, according to Kidzworld, Emma was listed as the No. 7 Celebrity Role Model for kids, beating the likes of Jennifer Lawrence (#10), Justin Bieber (#9), and Dakota Fanning (#8). Taylor Swift took the top spot on the list.
In the latest casting rumour, Emma Watson is reportedly in talks to co-star in Noah, Darren Aronofsky’s adaption of the biblical story of Noah and the ark. Deadline and Variety both say Emma would “play Ila, a young woman who develops a close relationship with Noah’s son, Shem.” Russel Crowe is cast as Noah, Douglas Booth as Shem, and Logan Lerman as Ham, Noah’s other son.
Emma recently “followed” Aronofsky on twitter which does seem to support the rumour. We’ll have more information as it becomes available.
In a recent interview for Glamour UK, Emma discussed her love of make-up. She was quoted saying,“I love doing make-up. I did my mum’s make-up for all her job interviews, and whenever my friends and I go out, I do their make-up too,” Emma even included some advice of her own for readers to enjoy,“I get my eyebrows threaded at Blink in Selfridges or Fenwick. People underestimate the power of an eyebrow. I recently got my friend into pencilling hers in, which she thought was such a strange concept at first.”
The Bling Ring actress also discussed how she often ops for the natural look and likes to keep things simple. She leaves us with some make-up wisdom that appls to girls everywhere,“Don’t listen to everyone. It’s kind of overwhelming, especially with your diet and skincare. You get so many different pieces of advice, you don’t know what to listen to. I think people need to judge what works for them and trust their intuition.”
This is just a snippet of the full article which will be released on June 12th.
The movie that is.
Variety is reporting that Emma has agreed to play herself in a cameo role in End of the World, a comedy from first time directors Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. If true, she joins a cast including Rogen, James Franco, Jonah Hill, Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson, Jason Segel and David Krumholtz all playing themselves. The plot? Franco throws a party at his LA apartment when the Apocalypse hits.
A comedy would be something new for Emma, and may be a nice break between the more serious tones of Perks, Bling Ring, and David Yates’ Your Voice in My Head, scheduled to start filming this summer.
Guillermo del Toro has been quietly standing in as a producer for many movies, and has seen many of his own been shut down or was forced to hand it off to a new director. But now the visionary is back on track with his latest movie Pacific Rim and has now signed up for a new adaptation of Beauty and the Beast. Given that fairy tales with a twist are a hot ticket in movie making and Del Toro is one of the best when it comes to creature design, it’s a very good pairing. According to Variety, Del Toro will have Emma Watson starring as Belle and the movie will be distributed by Warner Bros.
There is no word on when the movie could start shooting, but it is assumed that filming could begin sometime after Guillermo del Toro has finished the promotional rounds for Pacific Rim, which is released May of 2013.
The trade also adds that Guillermo del Toro will be writing the draft for the film and that Andrew Davies will polish the script. For those who might not be familiar with Davies’ name, the screenwriter has pennedBridget Jones’ Diary, The Three Musketeers, and Brideshead Revisited.
Emma Watson currently has a minor role in My Week with Marilyn. Her next leading role will be in David Yates Your Voice in My Head.
Here’s hoping that Guillermo Del Toro can bring a dark twist to the classic fairy tale story.