Emma Watson: The Biography
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David Nolan provides a detailed insight into Emma Watson's career, the highs and lows of being a child star and how she is moving on from Harry Potter balancing the world of fashion with her academic studies in America.
asked the same questions, and she feigned surprise as interviewers pulled out a Hermione action figure for Emma to pass judgement on. ‘It was unbelievable seeing me as an action figure! In a few months, toddlers all around the country will be biting my head off!’ she said. On The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, she appeared alone, gamely playing along with the host’s attempts at an English accent. She told Leno her story about wanting to be a ‘queen, a fairy, a princess or a mattress’ when she was
cover-up. They actually have a bit of a soft spot for each other. It’s a classic love–hate relationship. You always tease the ones you fancy.’ Not everyone was quite so keen to see the first buds of romance between Hermione and Ron – Rupert Grint seemed faintly appalled by the prospect. ‘I hope it doesn’t happen,’ he told Entertainment Weekly. ‘I hope Ron gets killed off before they actually do something.’ Some of Ron and Hermione’s onscreen interactions ended up on the cutting-room floor,
air and, after the brooding angst of the last film, director David Yates was promising a change of direction. ‘It’s all about sex, drugs and rock’n’roll,’ Yates told journalist Will Lawrence on the Half-Blood Prince set at Leavesden Studios. ‘OK, maybe we should take the “drugs” out. Really, this film is more sex, potions and rock’n’roll; but there are all these wonderful things in our story. For a start, there’s Felix Felicis, which is a drug that gives you perfect luck. You take it and
it all looked really real, so it was cool.’ Despite the relatively light touch of the makeup department, Emma vowed that she did not want to undergo the experience again: ‘Prosthetics are horrible. I’m going to avoid doing a movie with prosthetics, like my life depends on it. I’m glad I had a taste of that experience, enough to know it’s miserable.’ Instead of makeup, producer David Heyman had been keen to use the digital technology used to enable Brad Pitt to age more than 60 years backwards
immediately. There have been so few breaks in Emma Watson’s life so far, it’s not surprising that she finally had to take her foot off the pedal. Despite all the projects, she still appears to be in something of a holding pattern, waiting for the next really big challenge to present itself. ‘I want to figure out how I feel about everything first,’ she told Elle. ‘Maybe I’ll keep acting, maybe I won’t. I just want to find something where I feel I have to do this. Maybe that’ll happen when I read