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    Emma Watson: How I Found My Inner Bling Ring Bad Girl and Left Harry Potter Behind

    Sorry, Hermione Granger, but Emma Watson is channeling her inner bad girl (and loving it!). 

    E! News caught up with the Bling Ring star at the film's Los Angeles premiere, where she dished on bringing out her rebellious side for the Sofia Coppola flick as well as leaving her Harry Potter days behind.

    "It's just fun as an actress to get to really transform and do something that is so different from your normal life and environment," the 23-year-old beauty said of playing a bad-girl character inspired by Alexis Neiers. "I just really had fun with it," the self-professed introvert added.

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    Her character is not only a huge departure from Watson herself, but also from the wholesome Hermione Granger, although Emma admits she doesn't feel too much pressure to detach herself from her famous Potter role.

    "I don't know," she confessed when asked if she wants to separate herself from the fantasy franchise. "I think I'm really proud of the work that I've done and it was a huge part of my life." 

    She continued, explaining how the Harry Potter separation process feels like a natural evolution.

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    "I think definitely. I'm 23-years-old now and I'm trying to take on more adult roles," she explained. "So I think it's just different. But I'm growing up and I'm changing, so it's kind of a natural, organic progression."

    Perhaps. But we still give Watson glowing reviews for her smooth transition.

    The Bling Ring hits theaters June 14.

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