Emma Watson, 21, is jumping around to a song by the Talking Heads.
It’s 4 pm. The music has been blasting in the studio since 10 am this morning and Emma Watson, 21, is jumping around to a song by the Talking Heads. This morning, she was jumping around to songs by Rihanna and Fleetwood Mac. She came with her iPad so that we could listen to her playlist. At no moment did she complain nor get tired. That which all people of her age group do, she does not, except when sitting at a table where she eats with her eyes locked on to her iPad screen. She knows how to work. A child who, supposedly, was diagnosed with hyperactivity in primary school. Even her look is lively and sparkly: so much intelligence can be felt in and around this young person. The photo shoot is over, everyone applauds Emma. I start asking myself how I’m going to conduct this interview with AC/DC blasting in the background, when she suggests to me that we go outside where it is calmer. Change in ambiance. Here we are below the studio. We eat strawberries in silence. It’s nice. I look at her differently. The little tiny minuscule pimples that are barely noticeable on her forehead. Her eyebrows. Her eyelashes. Her perfect teeth. It’s Emma Watson, famous worldwide since the age of 12. On the cover of Teen Vogue at the age of 15. Her hand imprints in Hollywood at 18. Her fashion icon status since 2010 (according to UK Glamour). Her status as highest grossing actress of the decade. An impressive fortune at her entire and sole disposition for about a year. Her teenage clothing line, Love from Emma. So many fans that even Lancome, who hired her to be the face of their new perfume Tresor Midnight Rose, is in shock. In 15 days, the new muse had about 15 million articles written about her on the web.
She keeps up the buzz on Twitter and Facebook.
In addition, the girl plays the game, she keeps up the buzz on Twitter and Facebook, and is making Lancome a relatable brand. Emma Watson makes you want to live life. Her life. Even I want to smell like Hermione. It is even rumored that little girls in the entire world want to go to college just because Emma does. The reason this young girl has such an impact is because she is not easily influenced. First question: “What is easy to decide to become the face of a perfume”? she answers: “I was always a bit wary about exposing myself with out a clearly defined role. However, I looked at the previous women who had worked before me with Lancome. They have never changed anyone. They take you as you are. So I accepted. I decided to trust them.” And in the end the entire campaign shot by Mario Testino shows Emma exactly for whom she is. I ask her why, if she decided to trust, did she want to do her own makeup: “I prefer to do it myself instead of portraying someone else’s image of myself. I started in this business when I was very young and learned that if you don’t want to get eaten alive you have to show who you really are all the time”. This is also one of the reasons why she tweets and has a facebook.
Emma lives for the most part far from her parents
She prefers to speak for herself rather than let others do it for her. For her make-up, she like adding some eyeliner and mascara behind the professional make up artist’s back. After having done the Burberry campign and now Lancome, she recognizes that being a model is much more difficult than being an actress “because being a model does not come from any source of inspiration in you” Nevertheless, she models very well, just like everything else she does. She says that her strength is that she knew how to stay grounded. Emma lives for the most part far from her parents (who are divorced and remarried: she is the eldest of 7…) since the age of 10. She is also known and recognized everywhere she goes. “I’ve been dreaming for years about meeting people who don’t know who I am, to see what others think I’m worth without knowing anything about me”. She has, in spite of everything, still managed to keep her personal life private. “I learned early on the right reflexes. There are three: watch and learn from other people’s mistakes (everything you shouldn’t do), never go clubbing, and say no very quickly to prying questions.” She struggles with success in order to not be an “it” girl and spends many nights reading and studying for her classes. She’s currently entering her 3 year of history and englsh and does not have a lot of free time (she has two movies coming out My Week With Marilyn and the Perks of Being a Wallflower). She usually borrows clothes for special events as to not worry and if not she invests in simple clothing items, not black “because it’s sad and too easy” and often in French brands “A.P.C, Isabel Marant, and a lot of Agnes b…the obvious things you guys create, you, the French, which such elegance and simplicity. I never manage to be like a French girl, it looks like you are free in everything”.
Short Hair, Sweet Victory!
About a year ago, Harry Potter having just ended, she asked herself what she would really like to do in order to celebrate. Without telling a soul, she went to the hairdressers. She said: “cut everything”. Obviously, the hairdresser didn’t dare touch Hermione’s hair. She insisted. He cut. “All the experimentation that teens get to do, I couldn’t. At least here I could and did. Short hair, sweet victory!” What do you plan on doing later on? “One day, but really later on, really not any time soon, yes, I’d like to have a family…” She’s also been thinking about writing, she paints…but she is too intelligent to ignore that fact that we can be a little ridiculous saying these things, so she apologizes. She admires Joni Mitchell and Patti Smith. Today, she has an agent, who is here to take Emma wherever she would like, taking into consideration, of course, her meetings and obligations…Bonne Route, smart girl.
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