Emma Watson has stated publicly that she has now, at 23 years of age, arrived at the place in her career where she can chose whatever roles she wishes and is using this gift to bring stories to the forefront of Hollywood that might have been put on the back burner.
Ms. Watson pioneered the 2012 coming of age film "The Perks of Being a Wallflower," going from studio to studio to get financing and never detaching herself from the project. The director, Stephen Chbosky, has acknowledged that without Watson's enthusiasm and perseverance "Perks" never would have made it to the big screen. Not only did Ms. Watson turn in one of that year's most lovable characters in her portrayal of Sam, she established herself as a grown woman who goes after what she wants.
Mr. Chbosky has now returned the favor and cast Emma in "While We're Young." The film is based on Adena Halpern’s novel 29, about a young at heart 75-year-old grandmother who would rather spend time with her 29-year-old granddaughter than her 55-year-old daughter. On her birthday she is granted a wish and becomes 29 again, spending her time having fun with her granddaughter.
"While We're Young" is not to be confused with the Noah Baumbach film of the same name starring Naomi Watts and Amanda Seyfried.