Emma Watson became the belle of the ball at the premiere of "Noah" Wednesday, March 28 in New York City. She looked delectable in an Oscar de la Renta dark backless long dress that she paired with Christian Louboutin shoes and a Roger Vivier bag.
The British movie starlet was joined on the red carpet at the Ziegfeld Theater by co-stars Russell Crowe and Jennifer Connelly who play Noah and his wife respectively. Crowe suited up with no tie, while Connelly dressed head to toe in Louis Vuitton.
Celebrity guests included "The Vampire Diaries" hunk Ian Somerhalder. "Watching Darren Aronofsky give his speech and introduce his cast before Noah starts- so cool. Very surreal... Love this man," the TV star tweeted on that day.
In a previous interview, Watson credited "Harry Potter" movie series for demanding role in "Noah". She told Reuters, "I remember being on set and Darren was saying, 'Okay, the water is going to be cold, we're probably going to be here for a full day, try and conserve your energy between takes, like keep warm and make sure you eat properly. This is going to be physically very demanding.' "
"For a minute I felt very intimidated and then there's something about having done those Harry Potter films and they were very physical. We did a lot of stuff in Scotland. It was freezing cold, filming at four in the morning, working crazy hours," she continued.
"It's kind of comforting in a way to know that in some senses, nothing will be as hard as that again, and I'm pretty prepared for most things people can throw at me, whether it be animals, water, stunts, CGI, whatever it is. It was a very good school in a way and set me up very well for this kind of environment and this kind of pressure."
The biblical pic is set to arrive Stateside on March 28. Centering on the God's Messenger told in the Bible and other religious beliefs, it's banned in several Muslim countries and sparked debate in Christian communities, which caused Paramount to add a disclaimer stating that the movie was a creative, not literal, adaptation of the bible story.
Crowe scoffed at the criticisms, "We've had probably over a year now of very harsh criticism from a bunch of people who have put their name and stamp on an opinion that's not even based on the movie or seeing the movie, just an assumption of what it could be or how bad it could be or how wrong it could be in their eyes, which I think quite frankly is bordering on absolute stupidity, because now, I think, people are seeing the movie and they're realizing how respectful it is and how potent it is."