So Long, Hermione! Emma Watson Has a Racy New Role

Talk about going in a different direction. Emma Watson is clearly not suffering from being typecast in smart, goody-goody Hermione-like roles. One look at the upcoming character she introduced to her fans on Twitter is all it takes to realize Watson is playing a naughty, vapid girl.

The Harry Potter star posted a photo of her character Nicki from director Sofia Coppola's new drama Bling Ring, based on the real story of a group of infamous Los Angeles teens who caused a stir after breaking into the homes of starlets such as Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton.

So just what makes this Nicki character tick? Watson, 22, properly provides her Twitter followers with an introduction:

"Twitterers meet Nicki, Nicki meet twitterers : )," she wrote. "Nicki likes Lip Gloss, Purses, Yoga, Pole Dancing, Uggs, Louboutins, Juice Cleanses, Iced coffee and Tattoos."

In case her bored expression and revealing bubblegum-pink lounge wear wasn't a clue, this is not the sort of girl who wears prep-school sweaters and knee socks. Sorry Hermione lovers, a big reader Nicki is not!

Scheduled for a 2013 release, Bling Ring is Coppola's first film (she also wrote the script) since the well reviewed but poorly received 2010 drama Somewhere starring Elle Fanning and Stephen Dorff.

"I'm excited about the young cast we're assembling and I'm looking forward to shooting on location here in Los Angeles," the "Lost in Translation" told Variety in February.

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