Watch Emma Watson Discuss New Movie 'Noah' Right Here
Actress praises Darren Aronofsky's flick, saying she's "really interested" to see how the film goes down...
Emma Watson has spoken openly about forthcoming movie Noah, praising director Darren Aronofsky's adaptation of the classic story.
The star - who plays Noah's adopted daughter Ila in the flick - explained: "You know, you hear about Darren Aronofsky (director and co-writer) doing Noah and those two things really don't seem like they go hand-in-hand because Darren kind of does these very dark, very intense, very gritty, very real films and then Noah is kind of, you see this guy with the long beard and there's the animals going two-by-two and there's the dove and the rainbow and it's kind of, you can't really picture it.
"Then, I read the script and it was just such an interesting take on the story and I think that's why people are so intrigued by the movie. I think it's a really original take on a genre, on a story, on an idea, so yeah, it's cool."
When probed further about the darkness of the flick, the former Harry Potter actress continued: "I agree, the film has a grittiness. It has an originality. It has a spirit of a director who is used to working with very, very tight budgets and, you know, a director who is used to having the free reign and the scope to make things that feel truly visionary.
"You've given this guy $130 million and he's created something that is truly epic and I'm really interested to see how this movie goes down. I think it could serve as a really interesting model to kind of make bolder, more courageous, more daring films."
As for whether playing Ila has changed her own perspective on life, Em-Wat added: "I maybe think about my own (faith). I already, before I did the movie, I already had the sense that I was someone who was more spiritual than specifically religious.
"I had a sense that I believed in a higher power but that I was more of a universalist, that I see that there are these unifying tenets between so many religions and I'm really interested in those things that are more far-reaching than culture, nationality, race, religion."
The 23-year old concluded: "But yeah, it was amazing to work on the film and I think it's amazing to make a film that celebrates faith and that gets a conversation going because it's such an important subject."
Noah is due for release in the UK on April 4.