First Look: Emma Watson Talks Fame, Work Ethic, And ‘The Bling Ring’ With Teen ‘Vogue’

'I was very protected during Harry Potter'

Would you believe I finally, finally saw The Perks Of Being A Wallflower the other night? That movie had been on my watch list for ever and I was so excited to just sit down and see what it was all about. Ultimately, I think my expectations were a little high, but I still really enjoyed the movie. If you haven’t seen it, I highly recommend. It takes a very interesting approach to the traditional ‘high school sucks’ narrative, and if you’re a fan of Emma Watson you’ll probably enjoy watching her take on a role worlds away from Hermione. Emma‘s becoming quite the little fashionista in her own right, and she recently scored the cover of Teen Vogue. Click inside for more!

Emma Watson for Teen Vogue:


 


 


 

One thing about Emma Watson: She has never been arrested. Nor, so far as anyone knows, has she ever eloped, been kicked off a movie set, or unleashed an angry rant on Twitter. Under normal circumstances, none of this would be particularly noteworthy. But Emma, 23, doesn’t live under normal circumstances, and she hasn’t for a very long time. Instead, the Paris-born, Oxford-raised actress is a self-made young Hollywood success, and more to the point, she is exceedingly famous thanks to a decision she made when she was only nine (and, of course, the dozen-odd years of hard work that followed).

“I think, in a way, I was very protected during Harry Potter, because I was working all the time,” Emma muses, taking a sip of tea. Dressed in a pair of dusky gray jeans, two layered cotton T-shirts, and a chic black blazer, she’s sitting in the corner of a posh but deserted hotel restaurant on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, open just so we can conduct the interview for her fourth Teen Vogue cover. “I would get in the car, go to the studio, and go home,” she says. Whenever possible, she continued to attend school and hang out with her childhood friends.

As a result, Emma explains, it took an improbably long time for her to understand how unusual her existence had become. It wasn’t until she enrolled at Brown University, in 2009, that she began to grasp the enormity of her renown. “It sounds stupid,” she admits, “or completely unbelievable, but that was when I really realized that I was famous. There are still days when I deal with it horribly and there are days when I deal with it really well.” She felt as though everything had been “turned upside down.”

You can read the rest of the interview excerpt and check out more photos from her shoot HERE.

Even though I never got into the Harry Potter films (really, The Perks Of Being A Wallflower was my first experience with her acting), I dig Emma. She seems to really be about her business when it comes to acting. Truth be told, I think this is something that’s more specific to actors from across the pond. Anywho, I gotsta see The Bling Ring next!

What did you guys think of Emma‘s fourth Teen Vogue cover?

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  1. Shannon, we be needing to have a chat. You have two small children, they simply MUST read Harry Potter!

    • Jess, I KNOW, RIGHT?! I hadn’t thought of it before, but it might be a cool idea to experience it with them. So maybe I’ll wait til my 4 year-old gets a little bigger so we can start diving into the books together :)

    • That would be a great idea! I’d at least have them read the first in the series and then let them decide if they’d like to continue with the rest.

  2. adam

    I posted a comment but it didn’t show up! Boooooo!

    Ok, so, what I said was…

    My feelings about Emma are well documented on this board. (blush emoticon) She always comes off as very bright, sweet, thoughtful and sincere. Also, she can be very funny, even if she claims otherwise. Of less import, but still worth mentioning, she has a cute-elegant-beautiful-approachable look that completely confounds the modern quintessential sex symbol (Angelina Jolie, Megan Fox, Kate Upton, etc). (I think Natalie Portman also has a bit of this going on.)

    Anyway, yes Shannon, the HP books are WONDERFUL! :-)

  3. adam

    Gah! This is the third time I’m posting this, it keeps on not showing up. If this doesn’t show up hopefully it will later. If this is a repeat, feel free to delete it…

    I posted a comment but it didn’t show up! Boooooo!

    Ok, so, what I said was…

    My feelings about Emma are well documented on this board. (blush emoticon) She always comes off as very bright, sweet, thoughtful and sincere. Also, she can be very funny, even if she claims otherwise. Of less import, but still worth mentioning, she has a cute-elegant-beautiful-approachable look that completely confounds the modern quintessential sex symbol (Angelina Jolie, Megan Fox, Kate Upton, etc). (I think Natalie Portman also has a bit of this going on.)

    Anyway, yes Shannon, the HP books are WONDERFUL! :-)

  4. Jax

    Not growing up in Hollywood makes a huge difference. Her parents did a great job raising her.
    And I agree with Jess, Harry Potter is one of the best written series so I highly recommend them. :)

  5. Vicky

    Could not agree more about Harry Potter, it’s honestly incredible reading, especially once you get to the third book and beyond. I have read the series about 10 times (yes I know – I’m a dork and proud of it!)

  6. I never read the books, but my kids and I have watched the movies. I’m too into Jackie Collins novels to read kid stuff! Nonetheless, I’ve been exposed to her acting, and she was great. I want to see her later movies, of course.

  7. EAW

    Love Emma and how she is so normal! Great role model for young girls. Also – was completely obsessed with The Perks of Being a Wallflower movie. Made me cry buckets on my international flight – people were staring, I swear!

  8. Ben@PR

    The Perks made me cry and I don’t use to cry during movies. Emma is talented, smart and down to Earth. She simply decided to not become a vain, fame obsessed, paparazzi seeker, rehab centers regular, vagina flashing typical Hollyweird starlet. It’s a decision but most of them don’t admit it and play like victims of the media.

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