EMMA WATSON has been inducted into Madame Tussauds today. The Vogue cover girl and actress wears a black Elie Saab dress with a cut-out back.
"Emma has been one of the most requested wax figurines for a while now, along with One Direction," said Madame Tussauds spokesperson Nicole Fenner. "People really want to see her as she is now. Since Harry Potter, her popularity has increased on an international scale. We have people from all over the world asking for her. Interest in her is only going to escalate."
The wax figurine took four months to make, as sculptor Alex Carlisle meticulously aimed to recreate Watson's true likeness. A research team provided a mixture of red carpet shots, front and back, as well as recent film stills to help capture her exact proportions. The sculptor was then given a brief with what the figurine should be wearing and what pose. The Elie Saab dress was chosen because it was thought to best encapsulate the star's "playful and fun" nature.
"The biggest challenge is recreating her expression, that sparkle," (aka her hyperactive eyebrows) said Carlisle. "It was important to have her looking beautiful. She has a lovely feel to her, so we had to find the right references. She has to be the correct size and height for it to look authentic."