Emma Watson has been a very busy young lady; not only is she a sought-after actress, she’s also working on an English Literature degree at Brown and is a style icon who has been the face of Burberry and Lancome. Her extremely busy schedule means one thing when she graduates this spring: a huge party.
“I will be having a hell of a party. It will just be a relief, I think, because I’ve been really juggling so much and it will just be really nice to be able to focus on just one thing but I think I’ll miss it, too,” she said in a recent interview.
The former child actress has done a wonderful job of moving on in the acting world from a role that could have had her pigeonholed; as Hermione Granger in the “Harry Potter” series, she became such a huge pop culture figure that some wondered if she would be able to pull off another role as well. Since the last film, she’s portrayed a spoiled, sticky-fingered Hollywood princess in Sofia Coppola’s “The Bling Ring” and starred in the successful film adaptation of “The Perks Of Being A Wallflower”. Up next, she’s tackling a huge film of biblical proportions, but when she first heard that Darren Aronofsky was at the helm, she had a hard time envisioning what it could be.
“Darren does these very dark, very intense, very gritty, very real films,” she said. “And then Noah is kind of — you see this guy with the long beard and there’s the animals. … You can’t really picture it.”
The film stars Russell Crowe as Noah and has been a controversial topic among filmgoers since the first trailer debuted, mainly because some take issue with Aronofsky changing the original text.
“If we had gone with exactly the original story, Noah doesn’t say anything until he steps off the ark,” Watson says. “You would have been watching a silent film. None of the women are really spoken about in the biblical story. There wouldn’t have been any women in it. He had to adapt it for the screen.”
Watson recently made headlines when she spoke against the media and fashion industry for their portrayal of airbrushed, perfect women.
“As a younger woman, that pressure got me down, but I’ve made my peace with it. With airbrushing and digital manipulation, fashion can project an unobtainable image that’s dangerously unhealthy. I’m excited about the ageing process. I’m more interested in women who aren’t perfect. They’re more compelling,” she said.
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