Emma’s voice in your head?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 9, 2012 19:51:36 January 9, 2012 19:51:36

The paps are trying to tell me that this is her new boyfriend having broken up with Johnny Simmons. I dunno. I mean sheΓÇÖs studying at Oxford, sheΓÇÖs meeting new people, IΓÇÖm not sure a guy she goes shopping with, who spends the night and doesnΓÇÖt change his red pants, qualifies as a bonafide boyfriend. Let the girl be 21.

So have you read Emma ForrestΓÇÖs Your Voice In My Head yet? SashaΓÇÖs reading it now and she messaged me last night to say, ΓÇ£I want to weep at how much I love it already. ItΓÇÖs freaking me out a bit. Like these are the kind of books I seek but never know they exist.ΓÇ¥

It was my favourite book of 2011, click here for my review. And, as reported just before Christmas, David Yates (Harry Potters 5-8) will be directing the film adaptation from a screenplay written by Forrest herself.

Curiously enough, Yates recently said of working with Emma Watson again:

"IΓÇÖve got a really great script for Emma Watson. I just have her voice in my head for this part, an amazing role and sheΓÇÖll knock it out of the park."  (Source)

Coincidence or conspiracy?

Will Emma play Emma?

I donΓÇÖt know how I feel about this yet. Am still trying to work it out. I know some of you must be like, oh no, sheΓÇÖs too Hermione to be Emma Forrest, but I think thatΓÇÖs where the challenge would be, right? Because it all started when Emma Forrest was young. And you need to see her go into her head and almost destroy herself, and you canΓÇÖt appreciate the darkness of that unless you have some lightness to contrast it with.

The question then is whether or not Emma Watson has the skill to go there. If she does, sheΓÇÖs certainly never been asked to use it. Do I want Emma Watson to be trying that out, for the first time, on a story I love so much and donΓÇÖt want f-cked up?

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Tags: Books , Emma Watson
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