Emma Watson: “Vogue” Interview Highlights
Emma Watson (Hermione Granger) is the cover star for the September edition of the British Vogue magazine. The edition was released today, August 6, and it is the second time the actress has appeared on the cover – the last time was in 2010.
This time, Emma is talking about fame, mentors, and balancing acting and studying – as well as much more, and the piece has been given the headline “Voice of a Generation,” which – for us Potter fans – certainly rings true. Below are some highlights from the interview, in which Emma talks about how she has learned to deal with being recognized:
I’ve literally written out how I should deal with people when they first recognise me because unless you are really quick about engaging them then they start to slip in to this weird space where they look at you as this external being.
She further says,
If someone recognises you, there tends to be a bit of a domino effect, which is why I’ll try to get anyone who approaches on side. I’ll ask them, ‘Can you do me a massive favour? I can’t do a photograph right now because if I do, a camera flash is going to go off, and if a camera flash goes off then everyone’s going to stand around and look at me. And then I’m not going to be able to manage the situation.’ Generally, people understand.
Emma discusses how singer Patti Smith has become a mentor, and she said that she has found her advice particularly useful:
She said I needed to find a way to block out the noise.
She also talks about how school was always special for her:
School was a really important place for me because my mother often worked late, and I stayed on and did every activity going.
Emma further spoke about how much of her childhood was spent on a film set and how she has dealt with this:
When I was younger, I just did it. I just acted. It was just there. So now when I receive recognition for my acting, I feel incredibly uncomfortable. I tend to turn in on myself. I feel like an imposter.
Emma touched, too, on the UN speech she made, launching the HeForShe campaign, and how she struggled with nerves the night before.
I was hysterically sobbing in my hotel room, thinking, ‘I can’t do this.’ I was just terrified. And then I Skyped a friend who said, ‘Go through it again and ask yourself, if you were hit by a bus tomorrow, would you be comfortable with every single line?’
You can check out the full interview in September’s edition of Vogue, which is out now in the UK.
Finally, Emma has made a special video for Vogue, which looks at fashion and gender equality. Check it out below:
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