Emma Watson is proud of 'Harry Potter'.

The 23-year-old actress starred as Hermione Granger in the movie adaptations of the popular wizard book series and while she loved workingon them she is happy to be branching out into different roles.

Speaking at the Cannes Film Festival, she said: ''I'm not trying to run away from it. I'm very proud of the work that I did. I'm just really enjoying having the chance to transform into new roles.

''It's strange for me because Harry Potter seems like such a long time ago. So much has happened over the last three or four years. But obviously it's very present in people's minds and living rooms.''

Emma also revealed she loved working on Sofia Coppola's 'The Bling Ring' because she could improvise her lines.

She said: ''I am used to really having to stick to my lines. Because people really [the 'Harry Potter' dialogue] by heart. So it was lovely to ad-lib or improvise. It was really special.''

Meanwhile, Sofia spoke out about how impressed she was with Emma's performance.

She said: ''It's interesting to see actors that you see in other films transform into characters that are so different from themselves. It's exciting.''