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Emma Watson returns to the big screen in "My Week With Marilyn".
The "Harry Potter" star plays Marilyn Monroe's assistant in the film.
She along with her co-stars Kenneth Branagh and Eddie Redmayne attended the European premiere of the movie in London on Sunday (November 20).
Watson is attending Oxford University this autumn but has said she plans to return to Brown University in the United States to complete her degree.
SOUNDBITE: Actress Emma Watson On Balancing Work With Study, saying: (English):
"It's an interesting juggling act. It's tough but I'm really enjoying studying again, it keeps me sane"
There was a noticeable absence at the premiere, that of lead Michelle Williams, who plays the tragic Hollywood icon.
Redmayne said he had his doubts about the film but that changed once Williams was added to the project.
SOUNDBITE: Eddie Redmayne, saying (English):
"When I looked at the script, how can you do a film about Marilyn Monroe, I mean what a ridiculous notion and then I found out Michelle was playing it and I was like oh that's how you do it - get someone who is one of the greatest actresses of her generation to do it."
"My Week With Marilyn" chronicles a week in the life of Marilyn Monroe as she escapes her Hollywood routine and is introduced to the pleasures of 1950s Britain by an assistant, Colin Clark.
The movie is based on Clark's memoirs.
At the time, Monroe was filming the "The Prince and the Showgirl" opposite Laurence Olivier.
He's played in the movie by Kenneth Branagh.
SOUNDBITE: Kenneth Branagh, saying (English):
"The movie invites the audience to have a think about what it would be be like if you had a chance to go missing with your favourite celebrity for a week."
The movie has been garnering Oscar buzz and Williams could be tipped for a Best Actress nod.
"My Week With Marilyn" is out in the United States on Wednesday (November 23) with global rollouts to follow.
Cindy Martin, Reuters