Emma Watson Shows Off 'The Bling Ring' Style On British 'GQ'

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Emma Watson cover the May issue of British 'GQ'.
Photo: Courtesy of British 'GQ'

We already know that Emma Watson is a versatile actress. After all, her genre-skipping onscreen roles are exactly the reason she's received the MTV Trailblazer Award! However, the 22-year-old's talent for transforming herself isn't restricted just to movies— she's proven her style chameleon status time and again in magazines, too. But despite her recent edgy Marie Claire UK look, her preppy-cool NYLON style, and repping her inherently chic beauty in T, the actress's new British GQ cover STILL called for a double take, because it's just so different than how we're used to seeing her. The star graces the publication's May issue decked out in total Bling Ring fashion, channeling her onscreen alter ego Nicki with the same long hair and body-hugging styles she sports in the forthcoming Sofia Coppola flick. The cut-out dress might conjure up major '90s Pretty Woman vibes (see the resemblance?), but the body jewelry, the giant Frappuccino, and the sunglasses propped atop her head keeps the ensemble firmly planted in the here and now.

In other words, it's Emma but it's not REALLY Emma, since she admits to British GQ that her character in The Bling Ring "is everything that I felt strongly against - she's superficial, materialistic, vain, amoral. She's all of these things and I realised that I hated her." Yikes!

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Emma Watson cover the May issue of British 'GQ'.
Photo: Courtesy of British 'GQ'

Her Bling Ring alter-ego might be a total 180 from Emma's genuine personality, but she reps the Hollywood sticky-fingered teen perfectly throughout the spread, showing off her sunkissed glow in a short LBD and tons of statement jewelry (including brass knuckles spelling out "QUEEN," which perfectly match her bright pink lipstick). The look is a scandalous side of Emma we rarely get to see, but it definitely won't be the last time. We hear that Emma and the rest of The Bling Ring cast will be live from MTV Movie Awards Sneak Peek Week, Friday April 12th! Mark it on your calendars, and while you wait, get a sneak peek at her British GQ feature here.

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