Her boyfriend will be pleased! Emma Watson shakes off good girl image as she takes up 'liberating' pole-dancing classes
11:29 GMT, 11 May 2012
Having played the same character for ten years, it's difficult to see Emma Watson as anyone other than goody two-shoes Hermione Granger.
But the 22-year-old actress has bid farewell to her squeaky clean image by reportedly taking up pole-dancing classes as a means to get fit.
Boyfriend Will Adamovicz, an American student she met at Oxford University, will certainly be pleased with her venture into the dance world.
Back to basics: Emma Watson was spotted looking for more like her normal self as she headed out in North London this week
Besotted: Emma is clearly infatuated with boyfriend Will Adamowicz at Coachella
A co-star on new movie The Bling Ring is said to have encouraged Emma.
A source told The Sun: 'One of the other actresses on the set has been pole-dancing as a sport for a while and Emma decided to give it a go.
'She's amazed with the results because it has toned up her body so well.'
The insider also said Emma was thrilled with how 'liberating' it is.
Emma has been attempting to shrug off her Harry Potter stereotype for a while, stunning fans
with her sudden transformation on set last month.
The Burberry model was spotted on a number of occasions in tiny denim hotpants, killer heels and with long brunette hair.
Covered up: The actress went low-key in skinny jeans and a comfy cardigan
But yesterday, Emma was back to her old self running errands in London.
The pretty actress went low-key and
comfortable – a far cry from her sexy character Nicki – in jeans, flat
boots and a knitted cardigan.
The always-stylish star wore a Peter Pan-collar grey and white top and completed the look with warm scarf.
Emma is back home after spending weeks shooting The Bling Ring in LA.
It is the real-life story of a gang of teens who robbed the homes of a host of celebrities including Paris Hilton, Orlando Bloom and Lindsay Lohan.
Emma stars alongside Kirsten Dunst, Leslie Mann and Gavin Rossdale.
Her character prefers a far flashier look than Emma, with costumes including stiletto heels, pink velour tracksuits and midriff tops.
Transformation: Emma has been spotted in an array of sexy outfits recently as she filmed The Bling Ring in the US
Emma gave fans an insight into her onscreen preferences, tweeting: 'Nicki likes Lip Gloss, Purses, Yoga, Pole Dancing, Uggs, Louboutins, Juice Cleanses, Iced coffee and Tattoos.'
The film, directed by Sofia Coppola, is due for release next year.
She is also filming comedy The End Of The World alongside Seth Rogan, Jonah Hill, James Franco and a host of other big names.
The film is a parody which sees the stars play themselves and facing The Apocalypse while attending a party at James Franco's house.
'Meet Nicki': Emma introduced her Twitter followers to her Bling Ring character