Miss Emma goes for the Old Hollywood look in W mag, and we have to say, we approve.
Emma Watson covers the June/July issue of W magazine photographed by Michael Thompson and styled by Edward Enninful.
On the pressure of having to be a shining example to young girls worldwide: “I was always a very serious child. I remember being 13 and girls in my class saying, ‘So-and-so is going to kiss so-and-so on the school fields.’ I said, ‘That’s stupid. They’re too young for it to matter—he doesn’t love her, and that’s just a waste of time.’ It’s amazing that I had any friends! [Laughs] So I was the right child to get cast: I loved the responsibility.”
On when she realized she was famous: “I lived in denial for as long as I possibly could. Until the age of 18, I would take the Oxford Tube, which is a public bus. Then it got to the point where the fact that I was on the bus would spread from one end to the other. I’d think, Why am I doing this to myself? Ignoring fame was my rebellion, in a funny way. I was insistent on being normal and doing normal things. It probably wasn’t advisable to go to college in America and room with a complete stranger. And it probably wasn’t wise to share a bathroom with eight other people in a coed dorm. Looking back, that was crazy.”
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That’s a fantastic look for her. We wouldn’t have thought such uber-glamour would be necessarily in her wheelhouse.
But honey, please don’t lose sight of who you are or where your appeal lies. Kate Winslet went a similar “English teacup of a girl” to “Hollywood Glamazon” route in her career and frankly, we miss the old Kate a lot. If you’re going the Hollywood glam route – and we reiterate that we approve – then you might want to look to those English actresses who navigated that world well without losing sight of their appeal: Jean Simmons, Vivien Leigh, Julie Christie – there’s a whole bunch of them to choose from and emulate.
[Photo Credit: Michael Thompson for W Magazine]