Neiers is well-known in the Hollywood community for her involvement with the Bling Ring — a group of young people who burglarized the homes of high-profile celebs including Paul Oakenfold, Orlando Bloom, Lindsay Lohan, Rachel Bilson, Shia Labeouf, Emmy Rossum, Paris Hilton, Ashley Tisdale and Audrina Patridge. She served one month of a six-month jail sentence in the summer of 2010.
Watson’s character, Nicki, is closely based on Alexis. “Twitterers meet Nicki, Nicki meet twitterers,” Watson tweeted on Wednesday, including the above photo. “Nicki likes Lip Gloss, Purses, Yoga, Pole Dancing, Uggs, Louboutins, Juice Cleanses, Iced coffee and Tattoos.”
Neiers herself wasn’t particularly impressed. “Close but I’ve never&would never wear that,” she tweeted about Watson’s wardrobe — but she was quick to add, “It has been a blessing to work with Mrs Coppola & I’m still in shock that Emma is playing me. I am sure she will be fantastic.”