Emma Watson is undeterred by controversy as she seeks to consign Harry Potter to the past. The 20-year-old actress has signed up to star in a Hollywood adaptation of a book criticised for its treatment of sex, drugs and suicide.
Watson will play the subject of an adolescent boy’s affections in The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Stephen Chbosky’s book is among those that have prompted most complaints to the American Library Association, for its treatment of drugs, homosexuality, nudity and offensive language.
“Emma is not afraid to take risks as she grows up as an actress,” says one of her associates. Daniel Radcliffe, her Harry Potter co-star, bared all for his art on stage in Equus.
Sir Terry Wogan is a Blue
Democracy is overrated when it comes to choosing this country’s entry for the Eurovision Song Contest, says Sir Terry Wogan.