Emma Watson was a guest on the Late Show last night. She was cute and charming as usual, and you could tell that she was a little nervous but she powered through it and did a great job. It wasn’t her first stint on Letterman and she did as nice a job in her last appearance as well. Emma told some cute stories about her experiences as a coed in America, where she’s had some problems being understood by her classmates. She was wearing a form fitting black and red sequin dress that was just the right length. Someone commented that this is the dress she should have worn to the premiere, and I agree, it was much better than her satin sheath.
On her pixie cut
Most women get their hair cut when they’re going through a breakup, and I was going through the Harry Potter breakup and it was time for a new look.
On if she made a lot of money
Nothing really worth mentioning, no big deal… they totally ripped me off.
On her issues communicating at college
I didn’t realize just how big the culture gap is… Day to day there are things I am unable to communicate. I really needed what I would call a ‘plaster’… I was bleeding quite heavily. I was running around saying ‘I need a plaster…’ It took five or six minutes to work out that what I needed was a band aid.
Dave – That says something about American kids, they know you’re bleeding and they can’t put two and two together.
Emma – The most embarrassing one is that I had no idea, and please excuse me, that you guys call [lower voice] a condom a rubber. My version of a rubber is like an eraser, so I’ve done that, I’ve very loudly asked for a rubber… that was embarrassing.
On if the kids bug her at school because she’s famous
They’re all too cool for that.
When I was in college I dated a British guy and once went back with him to England for a couple a weeks. I was just getting the hang of the local vernacular when I tried to use it out by telling some of his friends that we had to leave a club because I was having a “snog.” I meant to say that I was having a “strop,” which means you’re grumpy, but got it confused with a similar word I’d just learned ,”snog,” which is slang for a kiss. So they all thought for a moment that I was making out with someone else at the bar and got busted by my boyfriend. Now I’m married to someone that speaks an entirely different language and am often making (what I consider minor) pronunciation errors that can make average words sound very dirty. That snog/strop thing can’t compare to me trying to say “follow” (folgen) and ending up saying “f*cking” (vögeln) instead. So I pretty much try not to use the German word for follow – or for humid, but that’s another story. Damn umlauts.
You can watch Emma’s entire Letterman appearance on YouTube (it won’t embed here.) She tells the rubber story at 4:50 and does an American accent at 6:40. A clip from Deathly Hallows is at 8:30. It looks better than earlier clips I’ve seen. I lost my passion for HP after the Half Blood Prince, but I’ll probably see this one.
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Emma Watson is shown yesterday outside the Late Show and outside her hotel. I love her black jacket, but that studded jacket is too much. Credit: Fame Pictures