“Wonderland” releases Emma Watson interview, photo shoot a day early!

While we’ll still have to wait until Friday to get the full story on J.K. Rowling’s comments about Ron and Hermione’s relationship, Wonderland has released one feature interview and photo shoot a day early – the one with none other than guest editor Emma Watson!

Emma was interviewed by close friend Derek Blasberg, and the result is a fun read that gives us a glimpse of what’s next for the actress and how she copes with her fame and busy schedule. One particularly fascinating moment is when Emma reveals what it was like to be in New York City when Hurricane Sandy hit:

It was surreal for a couple of reasons. It delayed the end of our shooting for a few weeks, so we got the irony of filming an epic biblical movie about a flood, and then a storm comes and floods much of New York. It even damaged the ark, which was what set us back. The other reason that it was surreal was because you and I were on the Upper East Side, which was completely unfazed by the storm. We had high speed Internet and our phones. All the shops were open, and even weirder, people were shopping in them. The Carlyle Hotel was packed with people getting drinks. I remember calling you and asking,  ‘Isn’t there something we can do? I feel like such a waste of space.’ And you took me on a meal delivery with Citymeals on Wheels. That was amazing that we could do that.”

Emma also speaks a good bit about her career, clearly eager to finally be graduating from Brown in May, and about her quest to pursue passions outside of acting.

I am interested in everything!!! This year, I’m turning 24. A lot of my friends are really worried about turning 24, but I like that I’m getting older. In a way, I started out like this old lady, and now I feel like my age is catching up with me. And I’m excited by all these new things for me to do. I feel like I have so much more to accomplish as an actress. I’d love to try theater, and that’s a whole other thing. But when I finish my degree, I will have a lot more time to pursue other passions, and I want to figure out what those will be. I love having something completely unrelated to the film industry. I want to find something that will let me use my brain in another way. I like connecting people who aren’t part of that world too.”

But even amidst all of the fascinating details Emma reveals, the best part of the interview is how normal Emma is – her pixie cut was inspired by her mom, she had to get used to being alone, and she’s excited for her future. I think all her fans can agree with that one, starting with seeing what she’s accomplished as guest editor of a fashion magazine!

Be sure to read the full article here for more of Emma’s interview and photoshoot!

Jessica J.

I've been making magic at MuggleNet since 2012, when I first joined the staff as a News intern. I've never wavered from the declaration in my childhood journal, circa October 2000: "I LOVE Harry Potter! If I clean my room, my mom says she'll make me a dinner a wizard would love!" Proud Gryffindor; don't hate.