PASSION FOR FASHION
November 19, 2010
Emma Watson’s post-Harry Potter path is definitely different from her co-stars’.
Besides being the only one to opt to further her studies, the English rose has chosen not to pursue acting for now.
Watson, who has modelled for British fashion giant Burberry, will be teaming up with Italian fashion designer Alberta Ferretti to help create a new line of clothing that’s expected to be available next year.
‘We are doing an organic clothing range. I can’t reveal the name yet…the collection is very classic 60s Jane Birkin,’ she told Us magazine.
Watson is also a champion for organic, ethical clothing after becoming the creative consultant for Fair Trade fashion brand PeopleTree.
She’s so passionate about her cause that shehas even offered to ‘work for anyone for free’ if they are prepared to make their clothing fair trade and organic.
Looks like Daniel Radcliffe has found his calling now that his wizarding days are officially over.
Broadway will be the Harry Potter star’s home for the next year or so, as he will be headlining the musical How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying.
This remake of the 1960s musical will showcase Radcliffe’s singing and dancing skills as he tackles the leading role of JPierrepont Finch, a bow-tie-wearing window cleaner who works his way up the corporate ladder – thanks to a self-help book.
The musical is due to open in New York’s Al Hirschfeld Theatre on Mar 27 and will run until Nov 6.
Much like their JK Rowling characters, Radcliffe and Watson are off doing the more serious stuff, while Rupert Grint, just like Ron Weasley, is sticking with being the comic relief.
He has tied up with Deathly Hallows co-star Bill Nighy for Wild Target.
A comedy about assassins, it is a remake of the 90s French film Cible Emouvante.
The plot is that old chestnut – a ruthlessly efficient middle-aged assassin (Nighy) finds himself falling for one of his intended victims (Emily Blunt).
He spares her life, in the process somehowpicking up an unwanted apprentice, Tony (Grint).
The trio then go on the run from Nighy’s deeply unhappy employer (Rupert Everett, leaving no scenery unchewed).
From the trailer, it looks like Grint is still very much in Ron mode, confused and clumsy. He’s just swapped the wands for guns.