Emma Watson has been inducted into Madame Tussauds, London wearing an incredibly glamboyant black Elie Saab dress made from embroidered tulle with a cut-out back sitting in a relaxed pose on a luxurious chaise lounge so fans can have their photo taken with her. The dress was originally worn by Emma herself at a red carpet event in Hong Kong back in December 2011.
“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 created by sculptor Alex Carlisle. 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 biggest challenge is recreating her expression, that sparkle,” 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.”
Courtesy of Madame Tussuads
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