There is something fascinating and bewitching about Emma Watson that makes her so special when it comes to glossy magazine covers. This time, the 21-year-old actress lands on the November 2011 Elle UK issue. Inside the magazine, the British actress talks about the child-star stereotype and trying to avoid the spotlight, alcohol, but also about feeling confident and insecurities. “Obviously I have insecurities and doubts. But I just have to do my best and be myself. And then hope it’s enough,” Emma told Elle.
It seems that the young actress is not affected by all those patterns and body-image beliefs that highly promote the idea of perfection. “I don’t want to look like everyone else. I don’t have perfect teeth; I’m not stick thin. I want to be the person who feels great in her body and can say that she doesn’t want to change anything,” she says.
Speaking about her already famous pixie crop, Emma confesses that, “I’d never been allowed to cut my hair off, so I just seized the first opportunity. It wasn’t meant to be rebellious – it certainly wasn’t my Britney Spears moment.” As for her style, the actress says that she’s more into understated looks. “When I’m away from photo shoots, I tend to be very low key. I tend to wear either navy blue or gray or white. So wearing all this bright pink and fluorescent colors is fun. It’s like dress up. I love the ’50s. I love Marilyn Monroe with her big red lips and that incredible cat eye, it’s amazing. The ’60s … Edie Sedgwick, I love,” Emma stated.
Despite being into the public eye from a very young age and beyond the phenomenon of the Harry Potter films, Emma admits she tries to avoid the limelight. “I’m not comfortable being the centre of attention. When I’m not working, I’m just trying not to stand out,” the actress told the magazine.
She also talks about the child-star stereotype saying that, “Sometimes I feel as though everyone’s waiting with baited breath for the three of us from Harry Potter to do something that will perpetuate the child-star stereotype. I don’t know if I’m the least likely person to go off the rails, but I don’t see any need to. It’s not on my agenda. There are too many other things I want to do.”
Face of Burberry, ambassador for Lancôme, dressed by Karl Lagerfeld, Emma is also a style icon and an inspiration for young girls around the world.
On her role as Lancôme’s new face, Emma says that, “I think the thing that’s really fun about make-up is how you can carry it around in a tiny bag and it can completely transform the way that you feel, and makes you feel like a different person or a different character. Anything that makes you feel beautiful or better about yourself is pretty amazing. I’m definitely really enjoying doing make-up. Those are really all of the reasons I wanted to work with Lancome and because they seemed really collaborative and I can get really, really involved. I would hate to have to promote something or have to talk about something if it wasn’t something that I genuinely thought was great. So the perfume was my choice. I absolutely love it.”
In the interview with Elle, Emma also talks about Robert Pattinson, her co-star in ‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire’. “I can’t even imagine what that kind of fame must be like. So many people must wish they were in his position and think that he has the best life, but actually … there are prices you pay. Don’t interpret that from my perspective; it’s not so bad for me. I’m not in Rob’s position, I dont have people screaming and crying and clawing at me. I’m so grateful for that,” the actress says.
She has two new movies coming up, ‘My Week With Marilyn’ and ‘The Perks of Being a Wallflower’. Still, Emma confesses she wants to take a few months off and travel. “I’m going to go travelling – a sort of gap year, condensed into a few months. Don’t think I’m going off to find myself, though. I already know who I am,” she told Elle.
Read the full Emma Watson interview in the November issue of Elle UK, out on 5 October 2011.
Photos courtesy of Elle UK