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Emma Watson's Psyched To Play A Naughty Student (Finally!) In 'The Perks of Being a Wall Flower!' She Says It's Time For Change!

Mon, June 13, 2011 6:41pm EDT by HL Intern Add first Comment

Move over, Harry Potter: Emma Watson‘s ready for a change of character!

The 21-year actress is gearing up for her role as a hard-partying high school senior in the 2012 film The Parks of Being A Wall Flower —a movie, based on a novel, for which she sought out financing herself!

In her new interview with Vogue, Watson says, “Sam is such a different girl from who I am. I’ve been listening to The Smiths [her character’s favorite band] on repeat for weeks.”

And Vogue reports that “In true Emma style, she went to Hollywood to help raise the financing for the movie.”

The magazine also draws a correlation between the story’s ending and Emma’s own sensibility. Vogue writer Amanda Foreman writes, “Near the end of the novel, Sam speaks for every young woman with a burning heart, a radiant soul, and a devouring need to experience all that life has to offer.”

Watson seemingly can relate to this: “I’m going to do what I want to do. I’m going to be who I really am. I’m going to figure out what that is.”