In addition to debuting a never-before-seen moment from the Sofia Coppola-directed film about a group of young bandits robbing the homes of Hollywood’s rich and famous, stars Emma Watson, Katie Chang, Claire Julien, Israel Broussard and Taissa Farmiga dished about preparing for their roles — perhaps most notably, how Watson mastered her character Nicki’s pole-dancing (on display in the exclusive clip).
“Claire actually taught me a bunch of moves,” Watson said with a laugh.
“It was my first time,” Julien insisted. “I just wanted to try it.”
Surprisingly, Watson concluded that it was more taxing physically, rather than emotionally, to perform the saucy choreography.
“You have to be very physically strong to hold your own body weight, and I really didn’t have that core strength initially, so that was pretty intimidating,” Watson admitted. “And, also, I’m just a really awkward sexy person, so basically the scene turned into me just messing around because I think Sofia thought, ’We need to give her a break.’ ”
You can judge Watson’s moves for yourself when the film hits theaters June 14.
In the meantime, Watson will be attending this weekend’s MTV Movie Awards, where she’s not only nominated for three Golden Popcorns for her performance in Stephen Chbosky’s coming-of-age film “The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” but will receive this year’s Trailblazer Award for carving her own unique and diverse path in the film industry.
The MTV Movie Awards, hosted by “Pitch Perfect” actress Rebel Wilson, airs live on Sunday at 9 p.m. ET.