Emma Watson Is Adorable Even When She’s Talking About Pole Dancing
Emma Watson dishes about what it was like to learn how to pole dance for ‘The Bling Ring.’
We’ve already seen that Emma Watson will be shedding her good girl image in her next flick, The Bling Ring, thanks to its trailer—but little did we know that she would be ditching it this much: She learned to pole dance for it!
In spite of the naughty nature of the activity, though, Emma manages to be absolutely adorable while discussing it. In the May 2013 issue of British GQ, the 22-year-old actress dishes about what it was like simultaneously studying at Oxford and prepping for The Bling Ring: “I did learn to pole dance for the film,” she says, “and I have a small pole dancing scene. But it’s not a performance for anyone else—it’s just me messing around with my friends. I took lessons.”
Did she find the back-and-forth between school and pole dancing bizarre? Just a little. She continues, “I had this surreal experience where I was studying the modernists, writing about Virginia Woolf on Friday night, then driving to London for pole dancing classes on Saturday morning.”
But she did find that there was truth to the whole “pole dancing is an excellent workout” school of thought: “I was incredibly ungraceful at first,” she recalls. “The upper-body strength and the core strength you need to do it gracefully is crazy. I take my hat off to the women who can do it. You have to be incredibly strong.”
The Bling Ring is due to hit cinemas on June 14, 2013. For more from Emma, check out the May 2013 issue of British GQ—and for the curious, yes, this is the issue where she brings back Julia Roberts’ cutout dress from Pretty Woman. Yowza!
Lucia Peters is BettyConfidential’s senior editor.