She was only nine, when she first appeared on the scene with the help of producer David Heyman. And her life completely changed, when she got the role of Hermione Granger in the “Harry Potter” franchise. Now, only 21 years old, Emma Watson is already famous throughout the world and is one of the highest-paid actresses in Hollywood. The gorgeous young actress covers Vogue US July 2011, where she strikes a glamorous pose, wearing a bold red lipstick and sexy slicked hairstyle, photographed by Mario Testino. In the interview Emma talks about her education, career, her fashion projects, romantic character, her love for painting and about her “Harry Potter” co-star Daniel Radcliffe.
“I’m a feminist, but I think that romance has been taken away a bit for my generation. I think what people connect with in novels is this idea of an overpowering, encompassing love — and it being more important and special than anything and everything else,” Emma told “Vogue”. And when she finally meets the perfect man, she wants to keep their relationship away from the public eye. Well, at least she hopes so. “I would love to not date someone in the same industry as me. Otherwise it becomes what it means to everyone else,” she says.
Still, until now she has always been in the center of attention. “I have had no control over my life. I have lived in a complete bubble. They found me and picked me for the part. And now I’m desperately trying to find my way through it,” she confesses.
Emma has always tried to combine her education and career. “I have felt for the last ten years I have had this battle; I’ve been fighting so hard to have an education. It’s been this uphill struggle. I was Warner Bros.’ pain in the butt. I was their scheduling conflict. I was the one who made life difficult. I just realized at one point that I can’t fight everything. I have to move in the direction of it — and go with it,” she admits.
Emma has always shown keen interest in fashion, and as a proof of this become her personal style and various fashion projects. In 2009, the beautiful actress appeared in Burberry’s fall campaign. She also worked with such famous designers, as Hakaan Yildirim and Erdem Moralioglu. “I thought, if people are going to write about what I’m wearing, then I would wear young British designers who need the publicity,” Emma told the magazine.
Besides, Emma started to experiment with her own designing talent, teaming up with People Tree, a fair-trade clothing organization. “It was such hard work. I didn’t realize what I was taking on. I was doing twelve-hour days on Harry Potter and then coming home to work for two more hours, sizing and cutting designs,” the actress says.
A few months ago, she was invited by Alberta Ferretti to collaborate with her on a new eco-friendly line called “Pure Threads”. Emma immediately accepted this with a great pleasure and says that, “I practically cried.”
When the word went about her “Harry Potter” co-star, Daniel Radcliffe, Emma said: “He understood what his role was, not just as an actor but as the leading man in this enormous franchise. And I think that was almost more important in a way. He held it all together. I am very grateful for him.”
Now Emma Watson is working in a new project and will star in “The Perks of Being a Wallflower”, a story about a teenager, who constantly writes letters about his adolescence and the struggles of growing up. She’ll play the role of Samantha. About the new film Emma says: “Sam is such a different girl from who I am. I’ve been listening to the Smiths” — Sam’s favorite band — “on repeat for weeks.”
Photo courtesy of Vogue US