Belle of the ball! Emma Watson gets risky in new issue of Vanity Fair
Emma Watson stripped down for the March issue of Vanity Fair in one of her riskiest shoots to date.
The star of the upcoming "Beauty and the Beast" remake took command of the camera as she dazzled in pieces by designers Stella McCartney and Burberry.
In what may be her most jaw-dropping snapshot ever, the 26-year-old went topless in an artistic image by photographer Tim Walker. The actress wore a white lace skirt and a bolero that draped over her shoulders and covered just the right amount of boob.
Watson sported more conservative looks in her other photos that took inspiration from the Disney classic she appears in.
The "Harry Potter" alum got candid about her career in a revealing interview with the magazine, including why she "couldn't care less" if she wins an Oscar.
"There have been hard moments in my career when I've had an agent or a movie producer say, 'You are making a big mistake," Watson said in Vanity Fair. "But what's the point of achieving great success if you feel like you're losing your freakin' mind? I've had to say, 'Guys, I need to go back to school,' or 'I just need to go home and hang out with my cats.'"
She's turned down roles in several blockbuster films over the course of her career. In fact, Emma Stone's character in "La La Land," which earned her Best Actress at the 2017 Oscars, was reportedly developed with Watson in mind.
The feminist icon also revealed a defining moment in her career happened right after she finished filming "Beauty and the Beast":
"When I finished, it kind of felt like I had made that transition into being a woman on-screen."
The former child star emotionally revealed that reading kept her grounded and away from the overhyped glamour of Hollywood.
"Books gave me a way to connect with my father. Some of my most precious and treasured moments ... I just remember him reading to me before bed and how he used to do all the different voices," Watson tearfully said. "I grew up on film sets, and books were my connection to the outside world. They were my connection to my friends back at school because if I was reading what they were reading we'd have something in common. Later in life, they became an escape, a means of empowerment, a friend I could rely on."
Watson's resume includes more prestigious accomplishments than just acting -- she's a graduate of prestigious Brown University and she became a UN Women Goodwill Ambassador in 2014.
The brunette beauty is currently jet-setting all over the world to promote the release of "Beauty and the Beast," which officially hits theaters March 17. Her Vanity Fair issue will hit the newsstands on March 3.