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Emma Watson (center, above) has transformed herself into an LA teen for upcoming film The Bling Ring. Directed by Sofia Coppola and also starring Kirsten Dunst, Leslie Mann and Gavin Rossdale, the movie is based upon the true story of a group of reality TV-obsessed kids who robbed celeb homes. Orlando Bloom, Paris Hilton, Rachel Bilson, Brian Austin Green, Lindsay Lohan and Audrina Patridge were all victims of The Bling Ring. The teenage thieves would track down stars' homes using online celebrity address listings sites and would then check Twitter and Facebook to determine when their targets would be out of town on business. (One told the press that they entered Paris Hilton's mansion via a key she left under the front door mat.) According to a Vanity Fair piece on the group, they liked luxury, stealing "Chanel, Gucci, Tiffany, Cartier, Prada, Marc Jacobs, Dolce & Gabbana, Burberry [and] Yves Saint Laurent" clothes and accessories.
Watson told EW that to prepare for the role, she "watched a ton of reality TV" like Keeping Up With The Kardashians. She plays Alexis Neiers, who was sentenced to six months in jail for burglarizing Orlando Bloom's home. The actress, who seemed to have fun with the role, recently Tweeted about her character's obsessions, which include: "Lip Gloss, Purses, Yoga, Pole Dancing, Uggs, Louboutins, Juice Cleanses, Iced coffee and Tattoos."
· The Bling Ring [IMDB]
· Emma Watson In 'The Bling Ring' and More Exclusive First Looks! [EW via LAist]
· The Suspects Wore Louboutins [Vanity Fair]