The first shot of Emma Watson in Simon Curtis’ My Week with Marilyn has gone online. In the film, Emma plays the small but important role of Lucy, an assistant in the wardrobe department at Pinewood studios in 1956. The film is based on the memoir of Laurence Olivier’s assistant, Colin Clark. Olivier (who is played in the film by Kenneth Branagh) became a close confidant of Marilyn Monroe (Michelle Williams) during the filming of The Prince and the Showgirl.
Hit the jump to check out the image. My Week with Marilyn is Watson’s first live-action feature film role outside of the Harry Potter franchise. Click here to check out her interview with Steve where she talks about the film.
Image via Mail Online.
Here’s the synopsis for My Week with Marilyn:
In the early summer of 1956, 23 year-old Colin Clark, just down from Oxford and determined to make his way in the film business, worked as a lowly assistant on the set of ‘The Prince and the Showgirl’, the film that famously united Sir Laurence Olivier and Marilyn Monroe, who was also on honeymoon with her new husband, the playwright Arthur Miller.
Nearly 40 years on, his diary account ‘The Prince, the Showgirl and Me’ was published, but one week was missing and this was published some years later as ‘My Week with Marilyn’ – this is the story of that week. When Arthur Miller leaves England, the coast is clear for Colin to introduce Marilyn to some of the pleasures of British life; an idyllic week in which he escorted a Monroe desperate to get away from her retinue of Hollywood hangers-on and the pressures of work.