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Emma Watson Shows Off ‘Pretty Woman’ Dress On ‘GQ’ UK

Tue, April 2, 2013 5:37pm EDT by 12 Comments
Courtesy of GQ UK

Best known for her youthful role on the big screen in the ‘Harry Potter’ series, we had to do a double-take when we saw Emma’s sexy transformation for her latest shoot, where she slips into a dress that looks like it came right out of ‘Pretty Woman’ — see the pics here!

22-year-old Emma Watson covers the May 2013 issue of British GQ and her sexy transformation totally took us by surprise. While her skin-bearing ensemble may not be the first thing you’d find in the star’s closet, they definitely fit her promiscuous character, Nikki, in her upcoming film, The Bling Ring.

Emma Watson In Julia Roberts’ Pretty Woman Dress:

Shot by Mark Seliger at the Night Hotel in NYC, Emma shows off her svelte figure in a mini dress that leaves little to the imagination. Featuring a tiny top that is connected to a short skirt by just a metal link around her belly button, the frock reveals her flat midriff and long legs. We’re certainly more accustomed to seeing Emma in a classic and chic ensemble so we’re not too sure how we feel about the rebellious look!

The ensemble most closely resembles the dress worn in Pretty Woman by Julia Roberts, 45, who played prostitute Vivian Ward. The similar style seems to make sense considering Watson’s upcoming role doesn’t seem to be too far off from that position herself. “The character is everything that I felt strongly against – she’s superficial, materialistic, vain, amoral. She’s all of these things and I realised that I hated her. How do you play someone you hate? But I found it really interesting and it gave me a whole new insight into what my job, or my role as an actress, could be,” Emma tells the mag.

Emma Watson British GQ Interview:

Despite the exciting change of pace, the actress admits to having been nervous that the role would limit future opportunities in her film career — but we think that if she can pull off switching from Hermione in Harry Potter to the scantily-clad Nikki she can clearly do it all!

The Perks of Being A Wallflower star goes on to explain that a major reason for choosing this role was the risk of going outside of her comfort zone. “Really I was open-minded about doing anything, but the one thing I didn’t want to do was get myself into a corset because I was worried I’d never get out again,” she says. This has been a really big departure for me; it’s a really big character. That’s so exciting for me because it meant I was really acting.”

Courtney Dunn

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