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Harry Potter’s Boobgate: Role Restricted Emma Watson
Fashion Time Magazine ^ | 23 November 2010 | Fashion Time Magazine

Posted on 11/24/2010 9:25:17 AM PST by Mister Ghost

It’s not global tub-thumping on the scale of North Korea’s shelling of South Korea, but Harry Potter’s 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 hadn’t 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 wasn’t allowed to do anything: wasn’t 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.”

(Excerpt) Read more at thefashiontime.com ...


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; TV/Movies; The Guild
KEYWORDS: boobgate; emmawatson; fashion; harrypotter

1 posted on 11/24/2010 9:25:24 AM PST by Mister Ghost
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To: Mister Ghost

Then she does a nude scene in the latest Potter movie.


2 posted on 11/24/2010 9:28:28 AM PST by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: Mister Ghost

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.


3 posted on 11/24/2010 9:34:10 AM PST by DBrow
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To: Mister Ghost

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.


4 posted on 11/24/2010 9:41:03 AM PST by bigbob
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To: Mister Ghost

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.


5 posted on 11/24/2010 9:41:48 AM PST by SuziQ
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To: Yo-Yo

SNL did a hilarious skit about this topic a few years ago.


6 posted on 11/24/2010 9:42:38 AM PST by BobinIL
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To: SuziQ

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).


7 posted on 11/24/2010 9:46:09 AM PST by DBrow
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To: DBrow
I don’t hear Summer Glau complaining how she had to look/act 16 in Firefly.

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.

8 posted on 11/24/2010 9:48:07 AM PST by SuziQ
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To: Mister Ghost
Emma Watson Pictures, Images and Photos

Shave your head. That'll get you more roles.

9 posted on 11/24/2010 9:48:24 AM PST by Snickering Hound
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To: Snickering Hound
One reason to cut her hair short is to emphasize her youth. There has been a lot of loose talk about her being loose and this is one way of short-circuiting it. Of course, that only works with the morally decent set...
10 posted on 11/24/2010 9:51:04 AM PST by BelegStrongbow (St. Joseph, patron of fathers, pray for us!)
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To: Mister Ghost
English girls...

11 posted on 11/24/2010 9:51:31 AM PST by y6162
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To: y6162

Good Heavens!. FR is turning into 4chan...


12 posted on 11/24/2010 9:55:40 AM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: Mister Ghost

In a recent interview she was asked which book she would want on a deserted island, if she could only have one.

“The Bible”.


13 posted on 11/24/2010 9:56:02 AM PST by Retired Greyhound
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To: SuziQ

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?


14 posted on 11/24/2010 9:56:30 AM PST by DBrow
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To: billorites

Sauce, plox, or get off! lol


15 posted on 11/24/2010 9:57:25 AM PST by DBrow
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To: Snickering Hound

She looks GREAT in short hair!


16 posted on 11/24/2010 9:59:55 AM PST by misharu (US Congress = children without adult supervision.)
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To: BobinIL

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.


17 posted on 11/24/2010 10:01:48 AM PST by sinanju
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To: Yo-Yo

>>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.


18 posted on 11/24/2010 10:03:25 AM PST by netmilsmom (Happiness is a choice.)
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To: SuziQ

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.


19 posted on 11/24/2010 10:04:24 AM PST by sinanju
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To: billorites

“Good Heavens!. FR is turning into 4chan...’

4chan? porn chan?

FR has always allowed the posting of G rated girlie pictures


20 posted on 11/24/2010 10:04:32 AM PST by y6162
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To: DBrow

Glau was such an awesome Terminator.


21 posted on 11/24/2010 10:06:22 AM PST by Psycho_Bunny (Hail To The Fail-In-Chief)
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To: Psycho_Bunny

She’ll make a great governor!


22 posted on 11/24/2010 10:07:35 AM PST by DBrow
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To: y6162
It's just that 4chan is obsessed with Emma Watson and shopped photos of her in compromising situations.

Or so I'm told.

By this guy at work...

23 posted on 11/24/2010 10:09:03 AM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: DBrow
Compared to, say, Behatti Prinsloo (rougly the same age).

Who is that?

24 posted on 11/24/2010 10:09:36 AM PST by SuziQ
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To: BobinIL
SNL did a hilarious skit about this topic a few years ago.

Yep, very funny!

http://video.the-leaky-cauldron.org/video/148

25 posted on 11/24/2010 10:10:00 AM PST by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: Mister Ghost

“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.


26 posted on 11/24/2010 10:10:13 AM PST by sinanju
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To: netmilsmom
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.

Shhh! Don't give away the plot!

27 posted on 11/24/2010 10:10:53 AM PST by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: SuziQ

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.


28 posted on 11/24/2010 10:12:13 AM PST by DBrow
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To: sinanju

Amazing how the paparazzi has protected lesbo Jodie Foster, and her ‘wife’, Sydney Benard.


29 posted on 11/24/2010 10:15:40 AM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: sinanju
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.

SNL clip

30 posted on 11/24/2010 10:18:26 AM PST by PapaBear3625 ("It is only when we've lost everything, that we are free to do anything" -- Fight Club)
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To: Snickering Hound
*whistle*
WOW!

31 posted on 11/24/2010 10:24:58 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (Imam Zer0: DeathCARE, Is my only "health" plan....to hell w/ free enterprise system :^)
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To: Snickering Hound

Great - the Rachel Maddow look. Good move.


32 posted on 11/24/2010 10:30:50 AM PST by bolobaby
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To: Yo-Yo

Oh geez. I’m sorry. Yikes!


33 posted on 11/24/2010 10:30:50 AM PST by netmilsmom (Happiness is a choice.)
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To: patriot08

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.


34 posted on 11/24/2010 10:43:45 AM PST by xp38
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To: Snickering Hound

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.


35 posted on 11/24/2010 10:47:09 AM PST by Ladysmith ("A community organizer can't bitch when communities organize." Rush Limbaugh)
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To: Yo-Yo

That nude scene upset everyone I know who enjoyed the movies. It just seemed so out of place - even though nothing showed.


36 posted on 11/24/2010 11:03:49 AM PST by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: SuziQ

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”.


37 posted on 11/24/2010 11:20:36 AM PST by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a liberal when I married her.)
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To: sinanju
Seeing as how easy it was to replace the late Richard Harris with rotating Dumbledore’s

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.

Mark

38 posted on 11/28/2010 11:57:11 AM PST by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: I still care
That nude scene upset everyone I know who enjoyed the movies. It just seemed so out of place - even though nothing showed.

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.

Mar

39 posted on 11/28/2010 12:02:42 PM PST by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: SuziQ
She’s been at Brown University for over a year...

She attends Brown? Pray for her soul.

40 posted on 11/28/2010 12:08:55 PM PST by Robwin
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To: MarkL

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....”


41 posted on 11/29/2010 12:20:24 AM PST by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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