Emma Watson Discovers Newfound Perks in Musical Theater
Perhaps she's taking a cue from her Harry Potter co-star Daniel Radcliffe, but Emma Watson has taken a shine for musical theater after performing some numbers from The Rocky Horror Picture Show in her latest film, The Perks of Being a Wallflower.
Radcliffe headed to Broadway and London's West End well before finishing up duties on Harry Potter, starring in Equus in 2007, which famously had the mortal Daniel Radcliffe appearing in the buff on stage. He more recently received awards accolades last year for his performance in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying on Broadway.
"I love musical theater, so I would love to do a musical soon, that would be wonderful" Watson told Britain's Sunday Telegraph.
Watson's first film since starring in the Harry Potter series, The Perks of Being a Wallflower has so far proven a box office success since opening two weekends ago in limited release. Summit Entertainment expanded it to 102 theaters last weekend, grossing just under $1.14 million for a very solid $11,150 average. In the film, she plays an awkward student who bonds with friends, seeking solace in Rocky Horror
"I was terrified of the Rocky Horror scenes," she said, explaining how singing and dancing scenes had given her a new-found affinity for cabaret. "But, as it turned out, it was fun, and once I got over how weird it was to go from wearing knitted [sweaters] to corsets and fishnets, I got it together."
Still, this was not her absolute first exposure to the medium. Watson appeared in a student production of Three Sisters at Brown University where is has been studying for a Liberal Arts degree.