This is still worlds apart from, say, the bikini string-thing plot of Spring Breakers, where Disney stars like Vanessa Hudgens prance around naked for unproven director Harmony Korine.
At least Watson’s version of breaking away from her good-girl image involves critically acclaimed director Sofia Coppola (The Virgin Suicides, Marie Antoinette), not to mention co-stars Taissa Farmiga and Leslie Mann.
Mann plays Watson’s mother, based on crazy-eyed former playmate and ordained minister Andrea Arlington. If you haven’t seen the E! reality show Pretty Wild, about real-life thief Alexis Neiers (who notoriously “fell in with the wrong people”) and her two sisters, I suggest Netflixing.
After seeing the above photo of Emma in the pink sweatsuit, Neiers wrote that she “would never wear that.” Later she did damage control, with the statement:
It has been a blessing to work with Mrs Coppola & I’m still in shock that Emma is playing me. I am sure she will be fantastic.