Emma Watson found her place in our hearts after starring in the acclaimed Harry Potter films for the best part of a decade. Since the series finished, she has went on to develop her skills as an actress in the likes of The Bling Ring and Noah, and has even found the time to become a UN Ambassador and launch her very own feminist campaign HeForShe. In short; she's been a very busy lady.
After taking the time to focus on her wider career, we don't have to wait much longer to see the 25-year-old starlet back where she belongs - on the big screen in her latest series of flicks, all of which see the actress take on a completely different roles than ever before.
Speaking about her latest project, the actress revealed that it proved to be the toughest role she'd taken on in her career. And no, we're not talking about Beauty And The Beast...
Titled Colonia Dignidad, the film is based on real-life events which happened in Chile in the 1970s. Watson's character, Lena - who at one point in the story disguises herself as a nun - finds herself forced to join a cult run by the preacher in the village of Colonia Dignidad, as she searches for her husband after he was kidnapped by General Augusto Pinochet's secret police, DINA. Speaking of the role, Emma said: ''It's the hardest part I've ever had to play, but also the most satisfying. It felt like the right thing to do.' We, for one, can't wait to see her flex her acting muscles in this once-in-a-lifetime role.
It has also been announced that Emma has poured herself into a difficult character in the upcoming thriller The Circle, which also stars the the ever-brilliant Tom Hanks. Talk about a dream cast or what.
Scheduled to begin filming any day now, the movie will see Emma portray an employee hired for a big job in an internet monopoly called the Circle, which links users’ personal emails, social media, banking and purchasing with their universal operating system, resulting in one online identity and a new age of civility and transparency. INTENSE.
In a nutshell, it's all about the perils of life in a digital age where personal data is collected, sifted and monetised and used for surveillance, rendering privacy obsolete. And things are thought to get very scary throughout.
The Circle and Colonia Dignidad aren't the only gripping films that Emma has uncharacteristically signed up for in the last few months.
Her third film is entitled Regression, a American-Spanish film which sees Emma loan her acting talents to the thriller genre. It's fair to say we ain't never seen Emma like this before...
Breaking it down, Regression sees Emma take on the role of Angela Gray who accuses her father of an unspeakable crime of which he initially has no memory committing, and finds help in doing so by Detective Bruce Kenner (played by Ethan Hawke).
When her dad unexpectedly admits guilt, a renowned psychologist is brought in to help him relive his memories, and what they discover unmasks a horrifying nationwide mystery that puts all of their lives in grave danger.
Taking to her Facebook account last month, Emma gave her loyal fans their first look at the film poster which sees the actress in a tonal composition with a look of pure fear on her face. And considering the pic has now had 320K likes and 9,000 shares, we reckon everyone is pretty excited about her new career direction.
One of her followers summed up our thoughts on the poster perfectly: 'This looks amazing. You know it's going to be good when the actor can invoke emotion even through a movie poster.'
Regression hits cinemas in the UK on October 9th 2015 — see you at the popcorn stand...
With so many amazing new films about to be released, we can't wait to see Emma Watson back on the red carpet. And if her upcoming outfits are anything like this gorgeous lot, we'll be in for a BIG treat...