January 20, 2016

Emma Watson auditioned for 'Room'



Emma Donoghue, the writer of the best-selling book and the screenplay for Room, says that when the novel came out, every young actress in Hollywood wanted to play the part of Ma, the young kidnapping victim locked in a shed with her young son (including Rooney Mara, Mia Wasikowska, Emma Watson and Larson's close friend Shailene Woodley). But Donoghue recalls viewing the audition tape that Larson (who read the book in 2013, after her manager sent her a copy) had made in early 2014 and being blown away by the actress' sparkling conversation with an imaginary offscreen boy. "She conjured up that child," recalls Donoghue. "I really felt the child was there." She also cites Larson's commitment, how she lost 15 pounds to give herself the hollow, sinewy look of a longtime hostage. Donoghue remembers attending a lavish dinner with Larson and watching in astonishment as the actress ate the tomatoes off a piece of bruschetta, then put down the bread. "I know she was trying to stay very lean for the part, and I thought that showed an iron will," says Donoghue. "Who can put down the bread when they're eating the topping off a bruschetta?"
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10 comments:

Anonymous said...

lol thank god she didn't get the role. she would have ruined the movie with her horrendous acting.

Daff said...

I'm really hoping for Brie Larson to win the oscar, she totally deserves it

Mari said...

...why are you on a fan site?

Anonymous said...

Mari, He/She is an obssesed secret fan of Emma haha, spends lot of time hating on her to the point that you can tell he/she is a fan LOL, haters are pathetic

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Why is this posted? What is emma's next film?

Anonymous said...

probably didn't get the role due to the wooden furniture in the ROOM out acting her

;D

29AndreG said...

Yeah, why are you here? You don't like her. You respect her. Why are you even on this site?

Anonymous said...

I meant no cynicism, I truly want to know what role she will have next. I saw Colonia in Berlin. She was excellent.

Anonymous said...

brie larson was terrible is this site full of bitter sounding women like the first comment in this thread insulting emma's acting when shes one of the only good ones her age