Emma Updates Official Site with “Ballet Shoes” Set Pics

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Sep 14, 2007

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The official website for actress Emma Watson has been updated with two new pictures of the actress on the set of her soon to be wrapped new film, “Ballet Shoes.” The images, taken by her father, show Emma dressed as her character Pauline, and of the front of her trailer. This update is also of interest due to the fact that it confirms her wrapping up on this film and makes way for her to begin production on “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,” which is slated to begin filming next week.





38 Responses to Emma Updates Official Site with “Ballet Shoes” Set Pics

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Emma’s pretty busy, isn’t she? Wrapping up ballet shoes and now going to do HBP, I imagine two projects one right after each other will be tiring once principal photography for HBP wraps. But at least we know she’ll have some projects under her belt aside from Potter.

Go Emma!

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Dan does it all the time, but he’s so full of energy he makes me dizzy! Emmas such a great actress and Im curious to see how she’ll do outside of the Potter rhelm. Good luck to her and I hope those of us who wont get the TV movie will atleast be able to upload it off Leaky.

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I’m guessing that the BBC will make it available to the US, possibly through BBC America. If not, you can bet some enterprising person will have it up on their Youtube very shortly after it appears, or at least parts of it. It’s impressive that Emma is doing things that are entirely appropriate for her age and at least for the moment she is avoiding teenage romance stories. She and Dan are both being extremely well handled by their management so far.

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wow she’s got a lot of things going on and one right after another wow good for her well i can’t wait for both ballet shoes and HBP

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Hee! She and Tom Felton can swap stories about hair. ;)

433 days to HBP—I can’t wait!

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I can’t see that photos at all!!!!!!!!!!Sucks…

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yes emma is a great actress i am so excited about it and can’t wait to see her in Ballet Shoes i love her so much go Emma please get press than Dan.

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After reading the reviews at Rotten Tomatoes for Dan’s film- which is getting a rotten rating right now- I’m a little worried for all the actors. I wonder if they will ever be as well received outside of HP. Dan being told to go back to Hogwarts has me worried for Emma and Rupert as well. Concensus on RT is that DB is dull and lacks a storyline but the Austrialian views are nice. Hopefully the two of the trio can avoid this, but time will tell.

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She is so cute

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I saw “December Boys” yesterday. I don’t think it’s anything exceptional, but I really enjoyed it.

I thought Dan’s performance was good. He still has problems expressing anger on screen. He always seems over the top. But overall, I thought he was fine.

The real star of the movie is Lee Cormie, who plays Misty. I thought he was wonderful. And something any HP fan could enjoy – Misty’s eyeglasses were very Harry Potterish! :)LOL

P.S. If you’re planning to see the movie, I suggest you bring Kleenex with you.

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Solo, i wouldn’t worry too much. First off, he did this movie 2 years ago and has since done Equus and HP5, which he totally carried. Jody Foster’s movie got a lesser rating on Rotten Tomatoes than his and Cate Blanchettes movie has also gotten rotten reviews, so it’s hardly like he’s the only one lol. He and the others have 2 more movies in which they get to show what they have, so the smaller projects they can fit inbetween just allow us to see them as other characters, rather than the HP characters alone. Heck, Dan’s episode of Extras has been nominated for an Emmy, so he will be mentioned on that show on Sunday so whether it wins or not, people love him on that.

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Don’t worry about the reviews, guys. Driving Lessons got the same reviews when it came out. Neither boy chose the role because the movie itself was particularly memorable or original, the chose it so that they could stretch themselves as actors. Those plots, as overdone as they were, are perfect for them in thise point in their careers. Note that the reviews have been very kind or atleast not critical to Radcliffe (same happened with Grint). Thus, while the movie may not be a critical hit, it is likely to have earned Radcliffe alot of props and respect within the industry. I believe this true about Grint as well.

Emma on the otherhand won’t have to worry. Unlike the other two, her first post-Potter is a TV movie, which will recieve generally less attention and distribution than a movie. Also, unlike DB, she is in an ensmble cast, including the kids who, while not as famous as she is are still reputable within the industry. Add to the fact that the plot of her movie, Ballet Shoes, is far more famous and well known than Brock’s semi-autobiography (DL) or the DB novel, which had been out of print before the movie had been made. Thus, the focus will be on how well the BBC makes the adaption. If successful, Emma won’t gain more press coverage like the other two did, but she WILL gain more respect within the industry, as well as establish herself outside the cloistered Harry Potter production empire. This will also give her much needed experience and fresh air for her as an actress (since the other two made their movies, there performances have skyrocketed..same will happened to her). Thus no need to worry, she’s been seeded very nicely with this movie.

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I’m really glad that Emma is doing something outside of HP(although I still cant wait to see HBP :)) Is December Boys going to beable to be seen by th US?? I hope so… I guess it will be like Driving Lessons where it doesn’t come out in theaters but we can get it from Blockbuster. Same question w/ Ballet Shoes… able to see it in US?? Guess I’ll just have to wait and see. HPfreak

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Not to worry. The New York Times, while their reviewer had some problems with the movie per se, did say that “Mr. Radcliffe’s acting is fine.” So, no problems for Dan there. Emma will likewise fare well, I’m sure. She has managed to generate a lot of affection, not only from her fanbase, but from the public at large. The pleasant and unproblematic things she is doing (Ballet Shoes and The Tale of Despereaux) are sure-fire stuff. I don’t think she or her management have put a foot wrong so far.

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Yeah, but when Driving Lesons came out Rupert got awesome reviews for his acting, not to mention that a slight majority of the reviews favoured the movie. But nearly each reviewer talked about how Rupert’s performance was standout and how he had a bright future. Sadly, Dan hasn’t been getting the same response. I saw the movie too, and I have to agree that there are still some big problems with his acting. There’s still a stiffness to him. I only felt that he was “natural” during a few of the scenes. But in most of the film he seemed wooden and not immersed. It just wasn’t real. I hope Emma fairs better like Rupert did. And hopefully with time, Daniel’s skills will improve. He’s still got far to go I think.

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para falar a verdade eu não entendi nada porque eu sou brasileira mas eu amo as historias do filme do harry potter adoro o daniel radcliffe e a emma

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Dan hasn’t been getting the same response about his acting like Rupert because unlike Rupert, he isn’t the main character…Misty is.

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I did hear that kis who played Misty did a great job, he got a few really good mentions. Dan is getting some harsher flak than I would expect. Quite a few found him very stiff and self conscious, concentation on his accent than acting. I don’t know, maybe I am worring to much. Rupert did get some really great praise and his movie wasn’t even remotely promoted like Dan’s. I don’t know about Emma’s choices. She seems to be playing it safe, doing ensemble stuff which can be a smart way to get your feet wet outside of HP.It seems BBC is very high on Ballet Shoes and they will be promoting the heck out of it. It’ll be interesting to see how these kids carry out their careers. I wish them the best.

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SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO excited about seein ballet shoes!!!!!!! the book was really good!!! and with emma in it, its gotta be good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! can’t wait to see it!!!!! :)

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Damn it!! i wasn’t ment to poat that twice!!! but guess i’m really excited bout seein ballet shoes lol!

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yes the book was magnificient and with Emma in the bbc version it’s going to be so much better.i love Emma she is my favourite actress the best ever she is so amazing beautiful talented and smart.she always sounds adorable and beautiful when she speaks.

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It’ll be interesting seeing her do PR with her lines. I guess the producers had a hard time finding actresses that could do PR naturally. I guess it’s not spoken much anymore. She seems to have a crisp accent already so I don’t know if there will be much difference or even what the difference would be.

BTW, December boys made only $5000 dollars in a day on Friday. It was the lowest amount per everything for all the indy films. It only had a $1250 average. In comparison, Eastern Promises made $12,000 per screen for around a $168,000 friday intake. Across the Universe, a film I never heard of, did $9304 average at it showings. Hopefully December Boys does a whole lot better the rest of the week. Wb’s put alot of money in this film.

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Hi Solo. In your last post, you said “It’ll be interesting seeing her do PR with her lines.” What does PR stand for?? THANX!!

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Solo, you should qualify your statement. December boys made more per theatre than Mr Woodcock and some other movie who were showing for the first time. It’s right up there with the averages of the number 1 and 2 movies, so that’s not bad at all. It might have been right up there had it been showing in more theatres.

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This is kind of off-topic, but there’s a very nice article about Dan on MSNBC’s web site. The title is “Daniel Radcliffe: A down-to-earth megastar”. It’s written by Miki Turner. She starts off with:

‘The elevators at the Four Seasons Hotel can be excruciatingly slow at times, but it’s often well worth the wait because you never know who you might bump into. In the past 10 yeas or so, I’ve shared that lift with just about every A-list actor, director and producer you can imagine. Most never say anything. They just do what we all do in elevators and stare at the ceiling or watch the floor lights illuminate. A couple of weeks ago, however, I was waiting to get on an elevator going down when I ran into Daniel Radcliffe, who of course, was and is perpetually upward bound. “Pardon me,” he said as he got on an elevator that was actually going down. “I’m terribly sorry,” he said after realizing his mistake. “I hope I haven’t held you up.” Considering my last experience on these very same elevators was with Jamie Foxx and his bodyguard, who refused to let anyone else on the elevator when it stopped on each floor, I was pretty impressed with Radcliffe’s manners.’

Dan has always impressed me as a really nice guy with a wonderfully unassuming sense of humor. I think the Miki Turner would agree.

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What in God’s name is PR?

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There is no way this movie is doing well which is unfortuante for all HP actors. If Dan can’t fill a theater and he’s a leading actor of a franchise then who can? The problem is that it’s not being shown on 3 or 4 screens per theater like the bigger movies are, it’s an indy film. It’s being shown in fewer theaters so it can only be compared to other indies. What is the fact is that on friday it only made 7000 dollars on Saturday, hopefully with Sunday it’ll add up to 18,000 in 3 days. The other main competitors that have known actors in them are doing considerably well. This just doesn’t bode well for the other actors. I’m just amazed. I thought Dan had a bigger following. 1250 dollars a theather is a joke considering he’s Harry Potter. Even king of California, which played in the about the same number of theaters, made 37,100. It doubled December Boys. In the Valley of Elah made 150,000 with only 4 more theaters. Maybe the bad reviews hurt it in the long run. But like I said, I’m more concerned about the trio’s abilities to sell movies outside of HP. After Rupert’s movie and now this, it’s highly debatable that they will. This is there peak time and their not peaking. Now I understand why Emma had mentioned doing a french film or something like that, maybe she knows how the numbers are going to stack up.

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PR= Recieved Pronounciation, which is also known as the Queen’s English

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THANX Doobah!!!

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Emma pretty much speaks with an RP accent. It is very close to the oxford accent. Most actors who go to drama school in England, those that go to Oxbridge etc., all can do a RP accent (even if it doesn’t become their everyday one). It isn’t that rare. However for young teenagers it would be rarer than for adults.

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yay for this movie, boo for slow news days.

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Thanks for the info Sharon. I was wondering how Emma’s accent stacked up. Some people have described it as posh. I love Rupert but I have a hard time understanding him sometimes. I have no idea if it’s his accent or just him!

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December Boys got around 18,000 for three-day weekend and that’s 4,500 per theatre as DB only got 4 theatre count. It’s not very good but neither it’s bad. Every dollars and cents it get in the U.S. belongs to Dan since this movie will never have a chance to open in the U.S. in the first place if it wasn’t for him. It isn’t a strong indie, having cheesy and plain story-line with lot of kiddie romping about. In any case, we should wait for the wider expand in about two-week time. We should know more then. I think the film will do moderately well.

These young people are all working very hard for their career, they are not taking thing for grant and they should be commended at least for that. Even season actos have hit and flop, it’s nothing news to the profession. They should get our support.

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Emma is a really pretty person and her new movie should be good…..can’t wait! I just wish she made another movie with Daniel and Rupert because they all look really good together as a team! Emma will grow up to be a prestigous actress!!!

You Go Girl!!!!!!

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December Boys didn’t make bazillions of dollars because it’s not a wide release. duh. When a movie is only playing in half a dozen theaters, it’s not going to make tons of money. It has nothing to do with how good the movie is or what people think of it. Indie films in general have a very select audience. Many people have no interest in indie films or they never hear about them. I can’t wait to see it, but it doesn’t open in my hometown until the middle of October. What kind of movie is this “ballet shoes?” Is it going to be a wide release or just a limited deal?

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It’s a TV movie being made by the BBC, which means that, in the UK and any nation with BBC (which includes most of the Commonwealth), it will be released. In the US, they may release it on BBC America or the movie will be shipped over as apart of Masterpiece Theater (if they still do that anymore anyway). And then of course, they will release it on DVD soon after it’s TV run this Christmas.

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It’s not about their STAR power, it’s about the quality of the movie. Choose a bad movie (ie, bad director, weak script) and noone will see it. Make something good, and people, if not initially, will eventually see it. I’ve seen both films, Rupert’s was better. I nearly fell asleep during December Boys. I am totally serious. At least Driving Lessons had some amazing performances in it. For his first film out side of Potter Dan chooses Rod Hardy as his director?! Rod Hardy?! I mean is this boy even thinking straight?! This guy used to direct episodes of “JAG”. Dan needs to understand that without a great director, a film is nothing. He also needs to understand that exposure is good, but over-exposure turns audiences off, which is partially what’s made this movie fail. He simply did way too much press for this. I also wasn’t very impressed with his acting. Hie performance in Phoenix was sooooo much better.

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I disagree with you on several points, Ian. Dan isn’t to be blamed for too much press, as they WANTED to interview him. It was reported that there were a massive number of requests from the media in Australia, but i think that was to be expected. I didn’t think he’d get as much press as he did in the US and the UK, considering the Toronto Film Festival was on at the same time. That he got as much american press as he did was astonishing. I don’t think you can overdo the press though, as only diehard danfans would be looking at everything or seeing it. Otherwise, joe smith is only going to see what’s in his paper and on tv.

The second thing is when you say Dan hasn’t been getting good reviews. He has gotten great reviews as well. His movie has an equal rating at rottentomatoes right now, so it’s half and half right now.

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