Harry Potter star Emma Watson has been practicing her dance moves for the new movie The Perks of Being a Wallflower, and her hard work shows! Watson wowed us on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, where she taught Fallon signature dance steps from Grease, Singin’ in the Rain and Dirty Dancing. ("Danced with @jimmyfallon tonight," Watson later tweeted, adding "#anotherboxticked.") Her charm, poise and killer moves (in sky-high red heels, no less!) got us dreaming about ticking another box for the actress: dancing on Broadway. Here are five dance roles we’d love her to tackle on the Great White Way:
The Girl in the Yellow Dress in Contact
Watson’s got star quality, a gorgeous smile, and most importantly, legs for miles, so we think she’d be the perfect choice for our imaginary revival of the 2000 Broadway hit Contact. She’s already proven she can dance in heels (see above), plus, we know we’re not the only ones who find the Harry Potter star “Simply Irresistible.” Case in point? Ron Weasley.
Velma Kelly in Chicago
Now that Emma is all grown up, we’d love to see her graduate from high school roles and play something with a little edge. A murderess, perhaps? Sure, she might be a little young for Velma in Chicago, but it’s definitely a role she can grow into. Besides, we’d love to see her dye her pixie cut jet black, don some fishnets...and all that jazz.
Victoria in Cats
We’re not sure if Watson can do the splits, but if she can, it’s time to get her into a white catsuit, stat. In the Andrew Lloyd Webber megahit Cats, Victoria (aka. the snow white queen) transitions from childhood (child-cat-hood?) into adulthood onstage—something Watson, who has been in the public eye since the tender age of nine, should know something about. She’s graceful, she’s innocent, she’s feline. Purrfect!
Brenda in Movin’ Out
We’d love to see Watson reminisce about the good old summer of ‘75 with a bottle of red and a bottle of white in the Billy Joel jukebox tuner Movin' Out. OK, so Watson may not be ready for Twyla Tharp's intense choreography, but that's what rehearsal is for. And if her Jimmy Fallon appearance is any indication, she’d make a great greaser. Besides, we know the Harry Potter star has the emotional chops to do the bittersweet role justice—remember the Yule Ball?
Lola in Damn Yankees
Now that Watson’s a young woman, we think she’d play a fabulous Broadway homewrecker in the classic 1955 musical Damn Yankees. Shimmy, shake and (of course!) "give in." But be careful, Emma! With your history of wardrobe malfunctions (another this week, in fact!), make sure your leotard is in place for this sexy number. Sing it with us! “Whatever Lola wants, Lola gets…”