Chanel Spritzes $6 Million on Potter's Hermione

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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BRITISH ROSEBUD Watson at a Chanel event (Photo: Getty Images) They grow up so fast. Emma Watson, who plays Hermione in the Harry Potter flicks, has cut a 2-year deal to be the new face of Chanel's Coco Mademoiselle for a cool $6 million. She'll replace current Coco girl Keira Knightley, whose contract ends this summer. No word yet if she'll show as much skin as Knightley did in her Chanel campaign, but it's not as though Harry Potter kids are shy about nudity (Daniel Radcliffe, we're talking to you). Watson turned 18 this past April, so hopefully we won't be treated to any Miley Cyrus-esque hoopla, although one of Knightley's Chanel ads is strikingly similar to the Cyrus pics, if you swap in a black bowler hat for the champagne duchess satin stole.

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A source tells Britain's Daily Mail that "once it became clear she Watson is growing into a beautiful young woman and wears the Chanel brand so elegantly, they had to sign her up. Chanel realizes it is important to target a young audience." Indeed. There's probably a whole untapped tween Potter audience spritzing themselves with some cheap crap from Bath and Body Works, clueless to the fact that the should really be dropping $60 on 1.7 ounces of Coco Mademoiselle toilet water. Until now:



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