Miramax boss and Hollywood heavyweight Harvey Weinstein has found his newest muse. He couldn’t stop gushing about “Harry Potter” star Emma Watson to The Daily Mail at the New York premiere of “Blue Valentine”: “For ten years she has been this schoolgirl in the Harry Potter films and now you see her as a woman for the first time. She has an elegance about her – she looks like Jean Shrimpton! – plus she has a gift for comedy and drama, and we’re just starting to see her range. I feel we’re going to work together a lot in the future.” Weinstein was all aflutter after seeing footage of Watson in her new film “My Week with Marilyn”, starring Michelle Williams as Marilyn Monroe and Eddie Redmayne as Colin Clark, whose memoir the movie is based upon, the assistant of Clark Gable who becomes Monroe’s confidant. Watson plays the small but pivotal role of Lucy, a wardrobe assistant and love interest.
Clark described Lucy in his memoir as “one of the prettiest little girls I have ever seen in my life… slim as a wand, curly brown hair, huge brown eyes and a wide cheeky grin.” Watson seems to fit that to a tee! With Weinstein in her corner, big things are surely headed her way.
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