The Harry Potter star is reportedly up for the role in Disney's live-action remake.
Despite the fact that fans of the Harry Potter movies basically watched her grow up on screen, it is totally appropriate to lust after Emma Watson, who played eleven-year-old Hermione Granger in 2001's Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone. The actress is twenty-two now, and there's absolutely no reason to suggest that fanboys twice her age didn't view the talented young woman in a completely non-sexual manner until she turned 18 on April 15, 2010. That's why there's nothing creepy about the excitement we're seeing from certain parties over rumors Watson will play Cinderella in an upcoming Disney movie.
"I think Emma will do a great job as Cinderella," said forty-seven year-old Arthur Grant, proprietor of the now defunct website, EmmaWatsonAgeOfConsentCountdown.com. "I can't wait to see her in a filthy maid's uniform."
While Watson is the preferred choice of lecherous old men everywhere, Grant has some backup choices for the role in case things don't pan out. "Dakota Fanning would work for me as well," he told us, while masturbating furiously.
Not everyone is pleased with the choice, however. Some misogynists are complaining that Watson isn't good enough for the role.
"I actually don't think she's hot enough to play Cinderella," said message board poster AnimeFan76. "The original Cinderella had a sort of grace and essence to her that Watson just doesn't have. Also, the animated Cinderella had much bigger boobs."
It's tough for real-life actresses to live up to the perfect proportions of cartoon and comic book women, but if you want your movie to succeed with the highly coveted internet creep demographic, having an on-screen history as a pre-pubescent child is probably your best bet.
Cinderella is set to begin production in 2014, with Kenneth Branagh directing.