“Noah” star Emma Watson will be one of the presenters at the Academy Awards along with nominees such as Amy Adams and Bradley Cooper as well as other actors including Bill Murray and Kerry Washington, according to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Watson starred in the “Harry Potter” film series as the clever witch Hermione Granger and is set to star in the film “Noah” with Russell Crowe as the title character. “Noah” is set to hit theaters on March 28.
Watson also appeared in the 2012 film “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” and the 2013 film “The Bling Ring.”
“Now that Emma Watson has moved on from the “Harry Potter” films, I’m looking forward to seeing this remarkably intelligent actress appear in movies not involving magic and potions and walking through walls,” Monitor film critic Peter Rainer wrote of the actress in his review of “Wallflower.“
’The Perks of Being a Wallflower’ isn’t such a great showcase for her – derived from the popular 1999 novel by writer-director Stephen Chbosky, it’s an earnest indie about a troubled teen, Charlie (Logan Lerman), and his various troubled confederates – but it does demonstrate that Watson can stand on her own… Watson doesn’t lose her cool, or her warmth, in a role that might easily have devolved into terminal sappiness.
Recently, Watson served as guest editor of the Wonderland magazine and conducted an interview with “Potter” author J.K. Rowling. The interview shocked some fans with its inclusion of an admission by Rowling that she’d had second thoughts about whether Watson’s character Hermione and Ron Weasley would have been happy together romantically, but Rowling may have soothed some fans by then saying that she thinks the pair “will probably be fine.”
This year’s Oscar ceremony will air on March 2 and finds films such as “12 Years a Slave,” “Gravity,” “American Hustle,” “Her,” and “The Wolf of Wall Street” facing off for the Best Picture prize.