Emma Watson covers Nylon: cute & edgy or unflattering & KStew-y?

Emma Watson

Emma Watson covers the October issue of Nylon magazine, and she looks atypically awful and like she just took some major downers. You’d think the editors could have at least chosen a photo where Emma’s eyes were fully open, but no. Emma posed alongside her Perks of Being a Wallflower co-stars, Ezra Miller and Logan Lerman, for the “It Issue,” and I think the styling was meant to look quite edgy. Emma’s wearing tons of black mascara and dots of eyeliner atop her bottom lashes, and she’s sporting safety pins in her earring holes. Again, it’s really hard to tell how Emma would have pulled off this look under normal circumstances because the camera snapped her while she was unwittingly doing her best Kristen Stewart impression.

Nylon hasn’t released any interview excerpts thus far, but Emma has been doing a lot of press for Perks, and she sat down with MTV to discuss both this movie and the upcoming (Sofia Coppola-directed) Bling Ring. You can see Emma in costume for that film here, and Emma tells MTV how embarrassed she was about her character’s style:

Emma Watson

On Bling Ring: “This is how much I hate myself in the movie: I don’t think I’m going to be able to watch it. I hate myself. I also want to point out on my lower back, I have an Om Buddha sign, like a tramp stamp. It was really weird. This is what’s so awesome about my job, is that I had to get into the shoes of someone I couldn’t relate to. I’ve never had to do that before, but by the end of it, I don’t know, it was really interesting getting into this girl’s head. She represents a lot of what I basically stand against. It was really fascinating to break it down, and be like, ‘What is this actually about?’ It made me like my job a lot.”

On Beast with Guillermo del Toro: “We [del Toro and I] met a week or two ago, and we started working on the script, and it’s going to go next summer. It’s so funny, obviously I’ve been doing a lot of other work, and I was nervous. I was like, ‘Is this going to go away?’ And Guillermo is so psyched about it, and he’s like been thinking about it so much. He brought the book,” Watson continued, referencing the director’s infamous sketchbooks in which he logs his ideas. “I was like, ‘Ah, this is killing me.’ I’m very excited.”

[From MTV]

It sounds like Emma’s working hard to diversify her post-Potter resumé, and while I remain skeptical about how Bling Ring will turn out (Sofia Coppola is a good director but jumped off the deep end with that Marie Antoinette nonsense a few years ago), Perks looks like a decent coming of age film and currently holds a 80% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Is Emma here to stay in Hollywood? Too soon to tell.

Here’s a refresher of Emma’s turns on the red carpet of the Perks premieres. I’m a huge fan of both looks on her.

Emma Watson

Emma Watson

Photos courtesy of Nylon and Fame/Flynet

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  1. Amy says:

    don’t compare the homewrecker with Emma

  2. Amelia says:

    Shoot the stylist.
    Also, what’s up with the interview? She’s generally fairly eloquent. Like?

  3. marie says:

    all I could work up for this was, meh.. Maybe I’m the only one who’s not all that fond of Sofia Coppola’s work? I liked the Virgin Suicides but nothing since then..

  4. Saphana says:

    She has some interesting stuff coming out. Perks, Bling Ring and Noah. my take would be that we will know pretty soon if she is here to stay or not. when those movies do good she will have chances even if she isnt a good actress and if the movies do good and she gets good reviews she is set for a succesful career.

  5. KellyinSeattle says:

    I’ve never gotten Emma’s appeal…if she was walking by on the street she wouldn’t strike me as more than average, and she needs to COMB her hair. Where are her boobs? Well, I hope she doesn’t get fake ones.

    • Saphana says:

      if you make a comment about her boobs being small you dont need to wonder why some women get fake ones.

      Being average can be a very good image. look at Tom Hanks, we know he is very talented but people like him because he still seems (!) like the guy living next door washing his car at sundays and wearing socks in his sandals.

      She isnt movie star beautiful but she looks good imo and being in Ivy League universities isnt really average.

      • lafairy says:

        “She isnt movie star beautiful but she looks good ”

        Well… for a girl who wants to make it in this industry, not being “movie star beautiful” is bad bad news, particularly when you do not have spectacular acting skills to back your dullness in the looks department…

        “being in Ivy League universities isnt really average.”

        Maybe you are muddling informations on this but GRADUATING from an Ivy League university is yes indeed not average at all…. while being a dropout on these same universities is… well even more deceiving than average just a caricature of someone unwillingness and strenght of character…at least do not pretend.

  6. Beta says:

    I did like Marie Antoniette, if only for the gorgeous dresses and the Versailles scenes

  7. ramona says:

    I remember reading Perks… when it came out and am very interested to see what the film’s like… I hope she pulls it off.

  8. lafairy says:

    any time I see this girl I can’t help it but see a big ‘BLAND’ mark instead!

    Sorry but she hasn’t any flavor,any spice or taste, even vanilla might be giving her too much credit and quite insulting for the vanilla flavor!she has no flavor, spark, charms or specificity!

    and she is becoming to have ‘That’ smirk, the one who says ‘ I am holier than thou’ permanently.

    Bland bland bland dullness

  9. dcypher1 says:

    I like emma but she should just be emma not kstew. that pic she looks just like kstew. But I think that the editors of that mag or trying to market her as the next kstew. Shes nothing like kstew shes not insufferable like k.s. . She going to brown. Kstew just smokes pot not that theres anything wrong with that.

  10. skuddles says:

    I just don’t understand the appeal of this girl. She’s not beautiful in the slightest – borderline cute at best.

  11. LoverlyWindows says:

    Meh. She’s a rather cute girl but a terrible actress. Acting with your eyebrows is not talent.

  12. normades says:

    I think she’s making some very smart career choices. A successful romcom or two and she’ll be set.

  13. LittleDeadGirl says:

    I don’t like the main photo but she looks cute in the bottom one. She does look K-stewy but I say that as a compliment. I think Stewart is actually quiet beautiful and more often can pull off a great cover because her face takes makeup really well.

  14. Emma says:

    Don’t mention classy Emma with complete trash KStew in the same sentence. So disrespectful to Emma, in my opinion.

  15. TheOneAndOnlyOnly says:

    How does she still get mag covers; i thought Nylon was first and foremost about fashion?