It’s no secret that the freckled, cute-as-a-button little girl from the Harry Potter films has grown into a swan. Judging solely from pictures, it’s amazing what a really good blow-out can do for naturally frizzy hair. But Emma Watson is surprising conservative in her dress and her attitude. She sat down with the UK’s Telegraph to talk about how upset she she is that everyone wants her dress and act sexier now that she’s grown up.
The 18-year-old says stylists try to put her in mini-skirts and she has been deluged with offers to strip off in films, but vowed: “I’m not just getting my kit off for anyone.”
And despite having been romantically linked with notorious Razorlight frontman Johnny Borrell, she claims she would only date a close friend – never a celebrity.
Miss Watson currently filming the final installment of the Harry Potter series, believes less is more and that paparazzi would never catch her stumbling in the gutter “with my boobs out and a short skirt”.
She said: “I find this whole thing about being 18 and everyone expecting me to be this object… I find the whole concept of being ‘sexy’ embarrassing and confusing. If I do a photo-shoot people desperately want to change me – dye my hair blonder, pluck my eyebrows, give me a fringe.”
“Then there’s the choice of clothes. I know everyone wants a picture of me in a mini-skirt. But that’s not me. I feel uncomfortable. I’d never go out in a mini-skirt. It’s nothing to do with protecting the Hermione image. I wouldn’t do that.”
“Personally, I don’t actually think it’s even that sexy. What’s sexy about saying, ‘I’m here with my boobs out and a short skirt…have a look at everything I’ve got’? My idea of sexy is that less is more. The less you reveal the more people can wonder.”
But Hollywood is desperate for Miss Watson to reveal all, and filmmakers have sent several scripts for roles involving near-the-knuckle nudity, she told the Mail on Sunday’s Live magazine.
The actress said she would only strip for arty director Bernardo Bertolucci, saying: “I have no plans to do anything for the sake of it, or to shock people.”
“I might be willing to take my clothes off for a Bertolucci film, if it was a part that really made sense as part of my character. But I wouldn’t do it just to make a point, to move on from Hermione. I’d hate to be so tactical. I’m not just getting my kit off for anyone.”
From The Sunday Telegraph
The way this story is being billed is as if Emma Watson was saying that she was so sexy, and that was the problem. But reading the interview, it just seems like she’s a completely normal teenage girl with a feminist streak. She doesn’t want to show off everything, and good for her. It’s nice to see a young girl who isn’t acting and dressing like… well, you know. Hurray! Emma Watson is Britain’s Dakota Fanning!
Picture note by Celebitchy: Emma Watson is shown in the photoshoot for the Daily Mail Sunday supplement that accompanied this interview. It’s a bit of a disconnect considering that she’s saying she doesn’t want to appear sexy, but maybe she’s addressing the issue that she faced with the styling for the Mail’s photoshoot.