Emma Watson Rocks A Pompadour For Teen Vogue & Reveals Her “Horrible” Fight With Fame
Emma Watson became a household name by starring as Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter movies. But if the actress was a wizard, she’d probably make her fame disappear. The 23-year-old covers the August 2013 issue of Teen Vogue and opens up with her love hate relationship with fame.
“I think, in a way, I was very protected during Harry Potter, because I was working all the time. I would get in the car, go to the studio, and go home… It’s past the point now,” she revealed. “Harry Potter was so massive, I don’t know if [my other projects] would even touch it, honestly, even make a dent.”
It wasn’t until Emma attended college at Brown University in 2009 that she realized she wasn’t like her fellow classmates. “It sounds stupid,” she admits, “or completely unbelievable, but that was when I really realized that I was famous. There are still days when I deal with it horribly and there are days when I deal with it really well.”
Thankfully, it’s her friends that keep her grounded, especially at big movie premieres. “Every now and again, I feel a bit wobbly before hitting a red carpet,” she says. “So it’s always nice to bring friends, especially because I love to see their reactions. It’s not normal to get out of a car and have, like, 80 people screaming at you, and so when they say, ‘This is crazy,’ it makes me feel slightly more sane.”
Go behind-the-scenes of Emma’s cover shoot with Teen Vogue below. And then read the complete interview in the August issue of Teen Vogue, on newsstands July 2.