Emma Watson premiered her latest movie, “The Tale of Despereaux” in Los Angeles today. Emma recently chatted with MTV about her latest role as Princess Pea, Harry Potter, and more!
Do you see a lot of differences between Hermione and Princess Pea?
Watson: Hermione is a real tomboy. Princess Pea is very graceful, and she’s more subtle. She’s much more girly. I just felt really sorry for her. She’s very alone.
Have you seen “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” yet?
Watson: No! I’m dying over here. I literally can’t wait any longer. I think I’ll get to see it in January.
What’s next for you?
Watson: I’m attached to a film called “Napoleon and Betsy,” which will hopefully get shot in 2010. I’ve got the colossal final book ["Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows"] to finish off, and I’m going to university in September. I’m looking at scripts and auditioning. I’m very excited to do roles beyond “Potter.” It’s a very exciting time for me.
Where are you going to school?
Watson: I may stay in the U.K., but I’m also looking at universities in the States, on the East Coast probably. I’ve applied already to some schools over there.
What kind of roles are you looking for after “Harry Potter” is done?
Watson: I want when people look back on my career for them to not be able to put me in a box and say, “She always played this kind of role.” I want to do everything. I would love to be in a musical. I want to sing. I want to do a crazy Baz Luhrmann “Moulin Rouge!” sort of thing. I’d love to do a period piece. I’d love to do a French film. There are so many options out there!
What about theater? Would you ever take it all off onstage as Daniel Radcliffe’s been doing in “Equus”?
Watson: I think Dan is incredibly brave. I would be completely terrified!
You can see “The Tale of Despereaux” in theaters on December 19th.