Emma Watson discusses feminism, fame for “Elle UK”
Emma Watson has spoken about feminism and fame in the December issue of Elle UK. The actress admitted to being “very nervous” before delivering her acclaimed speech on gender equality at the United Nations summit last month. She explained,
I was very nervous. It wasn’t an easy thing for me to do. It felt like, ‘Am I going to have lunch with these people, or am I going to be eaten? Am I the lunch?’
Watson managed to use her fame to her advantage for the campaign. She said,
Fame is not something I have always felt comfortable with; I have really grappled with it emotionally.
And in a funny way, doing this is my way of making sense of the fame, of using it. I have found a way to channel it towards something else, which makes it so much more manageable for me. And this is something I really believe in.
The actress also declared in the interview that feminism is “not here to dictate to you.” She elaborated,
It’s not prescriptive; it’s not dogmatic. All we are here to do is give you a choice. If you want to run for president, you can. If you don’t, that’s wonderful, too.
The full interview will appear in the December issue of Elle UK, which hits stores on October 30. Do you agree with Watson’s views on feminism? Let us know your thoughts!