My friend went to Brown and said she was about 5'3''.
You know, it's funny you say that. I don't feel that short when I go out around other people and I have a cousin who's 6'1" and I don't feel as short next to him as some actresses who are supposed to be taller than me look when they are photographed next to actors who are that height. It makes me wonder if the published heights of all actresses may be fudged up a few inches--the general public may barely know the difference. Hmm...
Elle: You’ve said that being famous makes you uncomfortable. How so?
Emma Watson: A I’m dealing with people’s projections of me. I don’t know when people look at me if they see a beautiful dress I wore on the red carpet, or all of the magic and hype of Harry Potter. They very rarely just see who I am, which is a normal, human 22-year-old girl.
Have you had to fight for a part?
Emma: Not exactly. But after auditioning for Sofia [Coppola], I didn’t hear from her for a while. I thought, Oh my God, I really want this part, so I wrote her an e-mail being like, “Look, I know I’m not the obvious choice, I couldn’t be more unlike the girl you’d probably cast in this, and I appreciate that I have a lot of work to do, but I feel really passionate about this. Please, would you just consider me?” And I got an e-mail back saying, “You already got it.”
Are there certain types of roles you particularly want to play?
Emma: Eventually I’d love to do something where I get to sing, even though it would be terrifying.
Do you think you’re hitting your stride at a time when women’s roles are getting more diverse?
Emma: Definitely. That’s one of the reasons why it was such an honor to work with Sofia—she writes such complicated, interesting female roles. I think there’s a shift, thanks to movies like Bridesmaids and people like Lena Dunham and Emma Stone. There’s a space for female characters that are more than two-dimensional, an understanding that we can be lots of different things at once. We can be funny, we can be a little [messed]-up—it’s not just about being the martyr, the smart one or the dumb blond.
Fantastic interview from ELLE! I especially love her last answer. She is also helping to break that stereotype by choosing such a variety of roles. All of her roles have been so different and show that actresses can do different things. Posted via Mobile Device
^I totally agree with you. I loved her response to the last question, it's so eloquent, and I love how Emma cite's other women/movies that are changing the way women are portrayed in the media. Us women have to support each-other, and it's nice to see someone like Emma (who a lot of young women look up to) making statements like this. But then again, she's called herself a feminist before, so she's totally cool in my book.
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