Hello Emma fans! Emma is on the cover of the May issue of Interview magazine, looking absolutely beautiful, and we have added outtakes along with the cover to our gallery! Bellow you will also find a very interesting interview, as Emma was interviewed by Jessica Chastain and the duo spoke about fashion, freedom and much more. Surely a must read!
It’s been almost six years since the release of the last Harry Potter film, and still it can be difficult for people to separate Emma Watson from Hermione Granger, the character she played in all eight installments of the hit franchise, from the time she was 11 until she was 21. Maybe there’s a reason for this. In the “fantasy” that she says became her life and the lives of her co-stars, Watson, like Hermione, has displayed unbridled passion, natural talent, and—thank goodness for us—a defiant determination to do things her way.
Whether that has meant taking time away from a white-hot film career to pursue a degree from Brown University or addressing the issue of gender inequality at the U.N. General Assembly, in her role as a U.N. Women Goodwill Ambassador, Watson has been steadfast in her authenticity. And if she’s made some mistakes along the way, as she insists she has, they haven’t been onscreen for us to see—certainly not in her two stunning post-Potter films The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012) and The Bling Ring (2013), which gave us tiny glimpses of her future in film.
That future is now here. In March, Watson played Belle in Disney’s live-action reboot of Beauty and the Beast, and she can currently be seen opposite Tom Hanks in the surveillance thriller The Circle, based on the novel by Dave Eggers. If the former was a return to the magical universe in which we first met her, the latter has given Watson the welcome opportunity to question how we live today, in the real world. As she tells her friend, the two-time Oscar-nominated actress Jessica Chastain, the struggle to live up to her onscreen persona—to become a spokesperson, a role model, for an entire generation of girls—might all be worth it if she can still be herself.
JESSICA CHASTAIN: Hi, honey. Where are you right now?
EMMA WATSON: I’m thrilled that you asked, because I didn’t want things to get weird. I’m in the bath. In Paris. I didn’t want you to hear swishing water and be like, “Uh, what are you doing?” I’m very relaxed. Where are you?
CHASTAIN: I am in a hotel room. There are bags of hair extensions and makeup and clothes everywhere.
With The Circle being out in theaters this Friday, STX Entertainment has released a couple of clips featuring Emma which you can watch bellow!
EuropaCorp and STXfilms announce an intimate Fireside Chat today, April 24, for the highly-anticipated EuropaCorp thriller The Circle, based on Dave Eggers’ acclaimed novel. Twitter CEO & Co-Founder Jack Dorsey will join Emma Watson, Tom Hanks, Patton Oswalt and screenwriter/director James Ponsoldt to discuss the film and issues related to our modern socially-connected world and technology.
The chat will be livestreamed from The Circle Twitter handle (@WeAreTheCircle) today (April 24) at 11am PT / 2pm ET. The Circle will be released by STXfilms on behalf of EuropaCorp on April 28th.
Using the film’s provocative themes as a jumping off point, the hour-long chat will include topics of discussion such as diversity within the tech industry, leading a tech company, our data-driven world, and the boundaries of privacy online.
The Circle is a gripping modern thriller, starring Emma Watson (“Harry Potter”), Tom Hanks (“Sully”) and John Boyega (“Star Wars: The Force Awakens”). When Mae (Emma Watson) is hired to work for the world’s largest and most powerful tech & social media company, she sees it as an opportunity of a lifetime. As she rises through the ranks, she is encouraged by the company’s founder, Eamon Bailey (Tom Hanks), to engage in a groundbreaking experiment that pushes the boundaries of privacy, ethics and ultimately her personal freedom. Her participation in the experiment, and every decision she makes begin to affect the lives and future of her friends, family and that of humanity.
New promotional photos from The Circle, which stars Emma Watson, Tom Hanks, John Boyega and Karen Gillan have been released this past week and we’ve just added them to our gallery! The movie is set to be released in theaters by the end of the month, April 28, so it’s only a matter of time until we see Emma once more out and about!
Emma fans! Today is a very special and magical day… Why’s that? Because it’s Emma’s birthday! Our talented, inspirational and smartest witch on earth turns 27 today and we couldn’t be more happy to wish her a happy birthday! We hope she gets to spend it surrounded by people that she loves and loves her back, and wish this new year of her life is full of love and more success!
The list of nominations for the 2017 MTV Movie Awards is out! Emma was nominated twice, and Beauty and the Beast got a couple of other nominations, too. If you live in the United States, make sure you cast your vote here.
Best Actor in a Movie
Daniel Kaluuya — Get Out
Emma Watson — Beauty and the Beast
Hailee Steinfeld — The Edge of Seventeen
Hugh Jackman — Logan
James McAvoy — Split
Taraji P. Henson — Hidden Figures
Movie of the Year
Beauty and the Beast
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
The Edge of Seventeen
Ashton Sanders & Jharrel Jerome — Moonlight
Emma Stone & Ryan Gosling — La La Land
Emma Watson & Dan Stevens — Beauty and the Beast
Taraji P. Henson & Terrence Howard — Empire
Zac Efron & Anna Kendrick — Mike & Dave Need Wedding Dates
Emma was honored by Vanity Fair UK for her humanitarian work! She was photographed at the One Young World summit in Ottawa, along important international figures such as David Jones, Mary Robinson, Justin Trudeau and Kofi Annan. A couple of images from the event, taken by Jason Schmidt at the One Young World summit in Ottawa, are featured in the April issue of the magazine. It included 1,300 young leaders from 196 countries, and was focused on “generating innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing issues.” The Emma Watson Scholarship was announced at this year’s event, for which “outstanding work in advancing gender equality across the globe” will be rewarded.
Emma has been interviewing author Eve Ensler for Elle UK this week, and today’s piece is the last one from the series. In this one, Emma speaks to Eve on the ideological, and literal, assaults on women’s vaginas – from the Presidency down through to the ranks to everyday life. They assert solidarity with transgender women and discuss the next stage of the new women’s Resistance.
PART 4. “The next stage of the women’s uprising is upon us.”
Emma Watson: I have a question from another one of my Book Club members, Sierra, who says: “As an intersectional feminist, how do you balance retaking ownership and pride in vaginas whilst still being an ally for trans women? Not a critique, just something I’ve been wondering recently due to the backlash after some of the Women’s March defined their womanhood by their vagina.”
Eve Ensler: This is what I am going to say: it’s not either/or.
I know many women, for example, transgender women, who were very happy in the march and see themselves as very connected to those Pussy hats.
I know other transgender women who feel like being vagina-focused is exclusionary. But what I would say this: there are three billion women in the world who have vaginas. One out of three of them are being raped or battered.
I think we have to talk about vaginas now.
As we have been posting in the past few days, Emma has interviewed author Eve Ensler for Elle UK, and they are sharing the conversation in a 4-part series. Today, the magazine has posted the 3rd part of it, in which Emma and Eve discuss life under Donald Trump, the importance of an artistic uprising and why those who wish to cause a revolution, must dance. You can read Parts 1 and 2 here and here, respectively.
PART 3.”What is this psychopath going to do to us next?'”
Emma Watson: I have another question, from Marzie, who said, “We seem to be moving in reverse at present in the U.S., with respect both to societal equality and women’s reproductive choices. The Vagina Monologues is more relevant than ever. What are your thoughts about art and culture and how they should try and help hold the ground for women’s rights?”
Eve Ensler: That’s a great question. I think art is everything. I think culture is where things change in us deeply. But right now, I think that people are very traumatised. They are very scared.
Having grown up in a house with a perpetrator who was violent every day and terrorising every day, I feel like that this country is suddenly very much like the house and the family I grew up in.
Every day we are glued to our phones, glued to our television; “What is this psychopath going to do next? How will he embarrass us? Who will he bully or hurt or humiliate today? It’s so easy to get locked into a syndrome where the perpetrator is ruling your life.
That’s where art comes in. This artistic uprising we had the other night in Washington Square park: there was poetry, there was dance, there was song, there was spoken word; and people left feeling so inspired and so energised. We have to get ourselves out of this syndrome of trauma and being re-traumatised. Art releases this energy. It exposes us to wonder again, and magic again, and ambiguity – all the things we need to really keep going and fighting and resisting in these times.
In the first part of this conversation (read here), Emma and author Eve Ensler discussed the difficulties of bringing The Vagina Monologues to publication and the activism it helped create. In the 2nd part, she speaks to author and activist Eve about the dangers of patriarchy, women’s rights to choice, and her harrowing trips to Bosnia and Croatia to meet survivors of wartime rape camps.
PART 2. “There’s a profound emergency in America.”
Emma Watson: Are things changing with regards to the patriarchy?
Eve Ensler: I think what is sad is that the men in power still don’t understand that the liberation of women is their liberation as well, because they’re still hungering for domination. I think that desire for domination, that predatory mind-set, is destroying our world in every respect. Whether it’s immigrants who are being denied entry after the U.S. bombed their countries, whether it’s the greed of extraction of oil which devastates the earth, whether it’s women’s bodies endlessly raped and abused and denied reproductive rights – there’s such a predatory mind-set at present. I think the younger generation were born with so many of the Rights that my generation didn’t have, so they naturally took them for granted. Now when those rights are under siege, suddenly people are waking up and realizing, ” We have to resist. We have to fight.”