Emma Watson talks about “Noah” with MTV UK and Ellen!
Emma Watson has been busy recently promoting her new film, Noah, and in an interview with MTV UK, she spoke about how she hopes that Noah will be well-received. She said that she thinks that “it could serve as a really interesting model to kind of make bolder, more courageous, more daring films.”
Emma also spoke about why she chose to do the film:
You know, you hear about Darren Aronofsky [director and co-writer] doing Noah, and those two things really don’t seem like they go hand-in-hand because Darren kind of does these very dark, very intense, very gritty, very real films and then Noah is kind of, you see this guy with the long beard, and there’s the animals going two-by-two, and there’s the dove and the rainbow, and it’s kind of, you can’t really picture it.
Then, I read the script, and it was just such an interesting take on the story, and I think that’s why people are so intrigued by the movie. I think it’s a really original take on a genre, on a story, on an idea, so yeah, it’s cool.”
In the video, Emma touches on her own faith, about which she says,
I had a sense that I believed in a higher power but that I was more of a universalist, that I see that there are these unifying tenets between so many religions, and I’m really interested in those things that are more far-reaching than culture, nationality, race, religion.”
She further says that she think it’s “amazing to make a film that celebrates faith and that gets a conversation going because it’s such an important subject.”
Watch the full video here.
Emma also appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. You can watch the full interview below. In the interview, Emma talks about her first time at the Oscars, her role presenting an award, graduating from Brown in May, and keeping a journal. Emma also discusses Noah and filming in Iceland, which she said was “beautiful.”
Noah is in theaters from this Friday in the US! Are you planning to go see the film?