Emma Watson picked up a special award at the 2013 MTV Movie Awards. The young actress won the MTV Trailblazer award for the year. Last year Emma Stone won the award and it symbolizes a young talent who is breaking new ground and should become one of the greats for a very long time.
Watson was one day away from turning 23 the night she accepted the award, so it was truly a special moment for someone who has their entire career ahead of them. It was also a nice moment for fans of the “Harry Potter” franchise who have watched her grow up before their eyes and change from a promising child star into a very talented young actress.
Emma Watson was 11-years-old when she starred in “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.” She joined fellow young acting talents Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint and the three impressed the world as they carried the first “Harry Potter” movie well enough to warrant sequels. By the time all was said and done, there were eight movies in the franchise and Watson grew up for the entire world to see. While many child stars seem to go wild, Watson remained a hard worker and never got into trouble, turning 21 the year that “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2” hit theaters.
“My Week with Marilyn”
Watson starred in a TV film and voiced a character in “The Tale of Despereaux” while shooting the “Harry Potter” movies, but that was all she did as an actor until the tales of the boy wizard finally bowed out in 2011. Watson then chose wisely for her next movie role and chose a small supporting role in Simon Curtis’ Marilyn Monroe biopic “My Week with Marilyn.” It gave Watson a chance to play a character other than Hermione and enjoyed acting in a critically acclaimed and award winning movie as a result.
“The Perks of Being a Wallflower”
That led her to taking on a bigger role one year later when she starred in “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” with fellow former child star Logan Lerman. Much like Watson starred in a major young adult franchise in “Harry Potter,” Lerman starred in the first “Percy Jackson” movie, although it was not as well accepted. The movie ended up being a wonderful critical success, despite its smaller independent size. The success there helped Watson get the lead role Sofia Coppola’s 2013 movie “The Bling Ring” and the Darren Aronofsky feature “Noah” with Russell Crowe. It proves that Watson is a talent on the rise and the best directors are lining up to work with the young trailblazer.
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