Skip to comments.Harry Potter’s Boobgate: Role Restricted Emma Watson
Posted on 11/24/2010 9:25:17 AM PST by Mister Ghost
Its not global tub-thumping on the scale of North Koreas shelling of South Korea, but Harry Potters Emma Watson was straight-jacketed in more than one way by her role as Hermione Granger and sought solace through fashion to express her own identity and choices.
As Watson told WWD in an exclusive interview:
I have Hermione to thank, in a weird way, for my sense of style, she said. Playing this role, fashion was my way of expressing myself away from that school uniform. When I got the chance to dress myself, I was so thrilled to be able to be Emma and show a different side of myself. Maybe I would never have been this interested in fashion if I hadnt played that role for so long and sometimes felt so constrained by being identified with her so much. She became visibly excited as she continued, I mean, I just wasnt allowed to do anything: wasnt allowed to cut my hair, put on nail varnish, tan, wear a bra that made my boobs in any way look [larger], have any flesh showing, wear any makeup when I was playing Hermione. I always had to back-comb my hair She looks too pretty, take down the blush or the mascara, take it off. Fashion was my rebellion.
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Then she does a nude scene in the latest Potter movie.
Complain away, kid. The franchise made you a millionaire.
I don’t hear Summer Glau complaining how she had to look/act 16 in Firefly.
Clearly one of the sharpest and most level-headed young actors around today and from what I’ve read of her, she will be keeping it that way. She’s got a bright future without following the path to perdition trod by so many others.
I don’t perceive it as whining. She was probably asked about it, and answered honestly. Have you seen any publicity about her in the U.S. lately? She’s been at Brown University for over a year. If she were a publicity hog, I think we’d have seen lots more stories about her. Seems to me that she’s got a pretty good head on her shoulders.
SNL did a hilarious skit about this topic a few years ago.
She gets discussed a lot on the fashion boards, she’s with Burberry now I think.
As commented above, she seems to be pretty level-headed. Compared to, say, Behatti Prinsloo (rougly the same age).
Sadly, so few people, in total, saw either "Firefly", Serenity, or "The Sarah Conner Chronicles", that she doesn't get near the publicity she should. Emma Watson gets the press, simply because so many more people know of Hermione Granger, though she does seem like she could have a good future in acting, if she desires it.
Good Heavens!. FR is turning into 4chan...
In a recent interview she was asked which book she would want on a deserted island, if she could only have one.
True. I brought her up, though, because in Firefly she had to hide her breasts, not show any curves or skin, and hunch around with stringy hair in her face to look like a 16 year old mental case. Quite a contrast from Sarah Connor; there she was all curves and wore lots of tight tops and had typical TV lead-girl hair.
Emma makes lots of $$ from the Potter franchise, I wonder how much she makes modeling? I suspect she blows Glau out of the water cashwise.
I was pleasantly surprised a while back- I was at a friends house and bored so I picked up Vogue and flipped pages. There, in tasteful Burberry wool, was...Hermione Granger?
Sauce, plox, or get off! lol
She looks GREAT in short hair!
I remember that great SNL skit. It featured none other than Lindsey Lohan in the Herminone role (just before she imploded) with her obvious charms distracting our heroes.
>>Then she does a nude scene in the latest Potter movie.<<
Kind of but not really.
It’s a “dream sequence” and she is pressed against the actor playing HP. You don’t see a thing. It’s more of a suggestion that they are nude.
I remember both Brooke Shields and Jodie Foster temporarily dropping out of the rat race to go to seek higher education. They didn’t do anything shutter-worthy and the paparazzi simply got bored with them and left them alone. It was amazing how one simply heard nothing about them for several years.
For them, it must have been quite relaxing, all told.
“Good Heavens!. FR is turning into 4chan...’
4chan? porn chan?
FR has always allowed the posting of G rated girlie pictures
Glau was such an awesome Terminator.
She’ll make a great governor!
Or so I'm told.
By this guy at work...
Who is that?
Yep, very funny!
“Harry Potter” may have been her salvation. Although, it also seems obvious that she had decent parenting. For an entire decade, covering her teenage years, she had to walk the straight and narrow in order to preserve the brand and keep her job.
Seeing as how easy it was to replace the late Richard Harris with rotating Dumbledore’s it must have been made clear to our young stars that they too, could be dispensed with if they broke the unspoken covenant and turned into Hollywood brats.
Now they’re all thought of as “serious” actors and I’m sure they want to keep it that way.
Shhh! Don't give away the plot!
She’s a model, same age range as Watson, but a party animal. Currently works for Victoria’s Secret Pink line.
Google her, you’ll get a bazillion hits. She even does youtube lipsync vids.
Amazing how the paparazzi has protected lesbo Jodie Foster, and her ‘wife’, Sydney Benard.
Great - the Rachel Maddow look. Good move.
Oh geez. I’m sorry. Yikes!
Not necessarily the paparazzi who only want bucks for any pix they can take and probably care not a whit about content. Think more along the lines of those who have editorial control in the MSM and in turn control what gets paid for or not from the paparazzi.
She looks adorable in the pixie cut. It’s not “shaved” by any means. This young lady is very down to earth and a better role model than so many “stars” out there now.
That nude scene upset everyone I know who enjoyed the movies. It just seemed so out of place - even though nothing showed.
Summer Glau did such a great job playing 16 in Firefly that it wasn’t until much later that I realized that she was the same actress from “The 4400”.
Well, I wouldn't call it "rotating." After all, Michael Gambon was the only other Dumbeldore in the movies... Interestingly enough, while I loved Harris' portrayal of Dumbeldore, I think Gambon played him more energetically, and did a better job than Harris might have in the later movies. But Harris was perfect in the first 2 movies.
Did anyone who got upset actually read the book? There was only one scene in the entire movie that bothered me, because it was completely uncalled for, and nothing in the book suggested it, in fact, it was just the opposite. The scene I had a problem with was the dance scene in the tent which looked like it might become a romantic scene.
But the "nude scene" was done pretty tastefully, and that entire scene really surprised me, because I honestly had no idea how they were going to portray it.
In fact, I thought that the movie was remarkably close to the book, in fact, moreso than many of the other movies.
She attends Brown? Pray for her soul.
We read the book, and yes it was in there, but it did seem a little explicit to me.
The dance scene was also out of place. I guess it was in there to show Harry cheering Hermione up, and yes, it seemed to start to point to a romantic involvement not in the book. Out of place - the problem Harry had continually was dealing with his own anger, not Hermione’s.
I think what disappointed us so much was being that they broke it into two parts, we were hoping they would take the opportunity to not leave so much out. (I was so disappointed with book 5, that so much was left out - St Mungo’s, and all).
But I guess I’m not the first person ever to see a movie and say the “Book was better....”