Emma Watson is Lancôme's latest 'ambassadress'
French cosmetics company Lancôme have unveiled Emma Watson as the latest face of the brand.
It's only been a week since Emma Watson announced she was putting her studies at Brown University on hold to make more time for her acting and "other commitments", and she's already keeping herself busy.
The latest brand to secure a bit of Watson 'magic' is French cosmetics company Lancôme who announced today that they have signed her as an 'ambassadress'.
"Thanks to her charm, romanticism and her incredible modernity, Emma Watson has become the icon of her generation. We are delighted by this new collaboration with Emma who brings a fresh spirit to Lancôme", said Youcef Nabi, president of Lancôme International.
Watson takes her place alongside Lancôme's other brand ambassadors Julia Roberts, Penélope Cruz and Kate Winslet, in a campaign rumoured to be being shot by leading fashion photographer Mario Testino.
Watson is no stranger to Testino's lens having previously been shot by him as the face of Burberry's autumn/winter 2009 and spring/summer 2010 campaigns.
Watson, 20, who portrays the boy wizard's sidekick Hermione Granger in the popular Harry Potter movies, posted a message to fans on her website last Monday saying that she is taking some time out of Brown University to finish off the "Potter" films. The final chapter, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" will be released worldwide this July.
"I love Brown and I love studying pretty much more than anything but recently I've had so much to juggle that being a student AND fulfilling my other commitments has become a little impossible," Watson wrote.
"I've decided to take a bit of time off to completely finish my work on 'Harry Potter' (the last one comes out this summer) and to focus on my other professional and acting projects. I will still be working towards my degree ... it's just going to take me a semester or two longer than I thought," the British actress added.
Last week Watson also launched her eco-friendly, high-fashion collaboration 'Pure Threads' with Italian designer Alberta Ferretti. The first collection comprises two dresses, a shirt, a maxiskirt and denim shorts, all adorned with lace embroidery, and goes on sale March 21. Part of the proceeds from the Pure Threads collaboration will be donated to the Fair Trade fashion label People Tree, for whom she previously designed three collections.
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