Emma Watson tells the new issue of GQ UK that she learned how to pole dance for her role in the upcoming Bling Ring. Hermione Granger on a pole? Sign me up!
Via the San Francisco Chronicle:
"I did learn to pole dance for the film, and I have a small pole-dancing scene. But it's not a performance for anyone else, it's just me messing around with my friends. I took lessons. When I was preparing for the role I was studying at Oxford. So I had this surreal experience where I was studying the modernists, writing about Virginia Woolf on Friday night, then driving to London for pole dancing classes on Saturday morning.
"I was incredibly ungraceful at first. The upper-body strength and the core strength you need to do it gracefully is crazy. I take my hat off to the women who can do it. You have to be incredibly strong."