Emma Watson is wasting no time with her post-Harry Potter career. The 20 year old is currently enrolled in Brown University and is still acting on the side. The latest film to catch her eye is entitled My Week with Marilyn. It’s directed by Simon Curtis, and is a period piece that centers on, you guessed it Marilyn Monroe. But this isn’t a biopic, it’s an ensemble that has a lot more to offer than its title star.
According to the Daily Mail, Watson has joined the cast that already includes Michelle Williams, Eddie Redmayne, Kenneth Branagh, Dominic Cooper and Judi Dench. My Week With Marilyn centers on a young man named “Colin Clark (Redmayne), who worked as Laurence Olivier’s assistant on the picture The Prince And The Showgirl, which starred bombshell Marilyn Monroe (Williams) and Olivier ( Branagh), who also directed.”
Watson will star as Lucy, a wardrobe assistant working behind the scenes during the making of The Prince And The Showgirl in 1956. It’s not not a big role but her character will share a few dates with Clark. Her portion of the film is said to only take a few days to shoot and after that it’s back to the books.
What do you think of Watson in My Week With Marilyn? Are you interested in the film?