Emma Watson: Into the Daily Life

"I can be blunt and direct and quite confrontational." From child star to UN Ambassador, Emma Watson is making herself heard. In the September 2015 issue of Vogue, Violet Henderson listens in as the 25-year-old actress comes clean on thwarting fame, recovering from heartbreak and learning not to be a control freak.

“I certainly haven’t found that with doing all that I do or being all that I am, that I’ve struggled in my love life.”
(Emma Watson, actor and musician)

Sitting on a wooden chair behind a school desk in Fleet Street’s Mayday Rooms, a marginal library for marginal social movements, Emma Watson is talking strategies. But right now, not a world-changing ones, just small, life-enhancing ones, the short that would be totally alien to most of us. “I’ve literally written out how I should deal with people when they first recognize me”, she says, “because unless you are really quick about engaging them then they start to slip in to this weird space where they look at you as this external being.” 25% (bitte diese Zahl hervorheben)of women in the US nowadays aspire a creative career and they becoming more and more.

Being a star
And that “being” is a global star, the sum of many dazzling achievements: a child actress, a multimillionaire, an Ivy League graduate, a sometime model and fashion plate, an emerging Hollywood player and now a newly crowned UN ambassador, whose internet fans number more than 45 million (however, unlike a Kardashian, she has never once posted a bikini selfie to attract them).

Looking forward to a bright future
But thwarting fame is tiring work. Watson, who turned 25 in April, hugs her leg to her chest and rests her head on her knee. “I think that’s why, at times, I need to be on my own, to recharge. Because I get…” She breaks off as she searches for the right words “… not overwhelmed, but now and then I need to be in a space where I don’t have to negotiate that kind of conflict.” It was Watson who chose our location for today’s interview. Among anarchist posters curling up on dusty corkboards and spider plants yellowing on sunny windowsills, she comes regularly to read or research (her current volume is a Fifties treatise on early feminism) and to enjoy the gentle company of academics who are propelled by politics, not celebrity. "Isn't it incredible that a place like this exists in London?" she asks, more than once.

Emma Watson wears the England's Glory Imperial

In the flesh, the actress is at once ordinary and extraordinary Swaddled as she is today in a camel cashmere V-neck that once belonged to a boyfriend and black Gucci jodhpurs that took her to a riding lesson earlier this morning, you might pass her here in the corridor and not realise until some moments afterwards that she was the same girl who played Hermione Granger in the most successful film franchise of all time. She is slight in physique - she stands at 5ft 4in and takes a dress size 8. She is neither taut nor Hollywood- honed; her hair is straight and thick to the top of her shoulders. She wears no make-up or look-at-me accoutrements, so she is bare of necklaces, rings, even nail polish.