Emma Watson discusses “Noah” and getting into comedy
Emma Watson has spoken about her character in upcoming movie Noah, among other things such as comedy, college, and Russell Crowe, in an interview with Yahoo Philippines. Emma describes her character in Noah as
the adopted daughter of Noah; she’s a refugee, and she’s rescued by Noah’s family. Her family was killed in a battle or a raid, and she kind of suffers these serious wounds to her stomach, which means that she can’t bear children. And she falls in love with Shem (Douglas Booth), who is Noah’s older son. It’s a very dark film, and I think it’s a very youthful, innocent, hopeful love story, which brings a kind of light to the eclectic chaos. So yeah, it’s a really special love story.
In the interview Emma spoke about working with Russell Crowe and said that the experience was ”amazing.” She says that he “just felt very believable to me; he pulled off something that would be very difficult.”
Emma also discusses her future projects, including a comedy movie with Steve Chbosky, with whom she filmed The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Comedy, she says, is something she would like to do more of in the future. Emma said that one of the aspects she most enjoyed about the early Potter movies was
that Hermione was actually very funny. She was actually very unaware of herself, and as a result, she was very comical. I missed that aspect as things got more serious and things got darker throughout the series. I really miss those kinds of scenes between Hermione and Ron where you would really laugh. And I did a play when I was at Brown; I did Chekov, and it was The Three Sisters, and it was a really dark comedy, and I really enjoyed getting to make people laugh. So yeah, it’s definitely something I want to do.
Emma reflects on how her Potter experiences have taught her valuable lessons in coping with large scale productions. She says,
It’s very comforting for me in many ways, not in terms of performance, but just in terms of what it’s [like] day to day; as hard as it has been, I have already done that. And in terms of again, we are about to start promotional stuff on Noah, and it can feel quite overwhelming, and I have to remind myself [that] it’s never ever going to be as full on as it was with Harry Potter. So it’s a comfort in a way to know that. If I have done that, I feel like I can do most things, which is nice.
Emma also speaks about whom she would give a seat to on the ark (her cat, Phineas), graduating from Brown this spring, and the type of characters she chooses to play.
To read the full interview, visit the website here.
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