"Harry Potter" star Emma Watson was in Cannes promoting her new film, Sophia Coppola's "The Bling Ring." The film is based on actual events surrounding a gang of kids AKA The Bling Ring, who looted the houses of young Hollywood for about $3 million in total booty in 2009-20010, including Paris Hilton, Rachel Bilson, Megan Fox, Lindsay Lohan and Orlando Bloom.
"I watched a lot of 'Keeping up With the Kardashians' and 'The Hills,' and I tried to understand the psychology of this kind of girl as much as possible," Watson told reporters at the Cannes Film Festival.
The British actress plays a teenager who gets wrapped up in the burglarizing ring. "I didn't want her to be just a parody," the 23-year-old said.
"The accent was hard as it was a particular kind of dialect. I also thought a lot about what her parents must have been like."
Also see: "The Bling Ring" on TheWrap's PowerGrid.