Emma Watson `proud` of Harry Potter

Updated: May 17, 2013, 13:40 PM IST

Los Angeles: Actress Emma Watson is proud of her work in `Harry Potter` but is happy to now have the chance to explore new roles.

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

"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," she said.

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

"I am used to really having to stick to my lines. Because people really learnt the `Harry Potter` dialogue by heart. So it was lovely to ad-lib or improvise. It was really special,` she added.