Emma Watson talks starring in 'Bling Ring' and pole dancing with British GQ

By Sarah Burbank-Douglas,

Since moving on from her role as Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter films, Emma Watson has been studying at Oxford University as well as Brown. Now the 22-year-old starlet reveals for her role in The Bling Ring she studied a topic outside of the normal classroom: pole dancing.

According to Yahoo!, the British actress opened up about her pole dancing class during an interview with British GQ.

"I did learn to pole dance for the film, and I have a small pole dancing scene," she revealed. "But it's not a performance for anyone else, it's just me messing around with my friends. I took lessons." She continued to explain with a laugh, “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.”

Watson divulged that pole dancing is not for the clumsy or the weak, in fact she said for what she learned you have to be “very strong” to master the art. "I take my hat off to the women who can do it. You have to be incredibly strong,” she explains.

Watson costars with Leslie Mann in the Sofia Coppola-directed film.

image: British GQ



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