Emma Watson: ‘I won’t go off the rails’
Tue, 04 Oct 2011 12:24p.m.
Emma Watson “doesn’t see the need” to go off the rails even though she was a child star.
The actress found fame as Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter films, the last of which was released in July.
The franchise saw Emma, Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint becoming famous at a very young age. The first picture was released when Emma was just 11 and she knows many expect her and her co-stars to have been affected by filming during their childhoods.
“Sometimes I feel as though everyone’s waiting with baited breath for the three of us from Harry Potter to do something that will perpetuate the child-star stereotype,” she told the November edition of UK magazine Elle. “I don’t know if I’m the least likely person to go off the rails, but I don’t see any need to. It’s not on my agenda. There are too many other things I want to do.”
Emma’s famed for wanting to maintain her privacy despite being famous. She took time off from movie-making to attend university and for a long time insisted on taking public transport.
She now knows things aren’t the same for her as for other people. She does get recognised, so tries to limit when that will happen. It means she doesn’t go out with friends that much as nights always end with her being chased by paparazzi.
That doesn’t mean the 21-year-old doesn’t have fun though. She loves dancing and is also partial to an alcoholic beverage at times.
“I’m not that much of a lightweight. My dad’s great hobby is wine, so it’s always been part of our family life,” she explained. “For someone so little, I don’t get drunk very easily. It’s quite a good talent. I’m not challenging anyone to a competition though!”
Emma has struggled with her fame in the past, but is not getting used to it. She’s come to realise things could be worse for her, citing the life Robert Pattinson now leads as one she’d have issues with.
He appeared in Harry Potter too, but shot to international stardom after landing the role of Edward Cullen in the Twilight films.
“I can’t even imagine what that kind of fame must be like. So many people must wish they were in his position and think that he has the best life, but actually… there are prices you pay. Don’t interpret that from my perspective; it’s not so bad for me. I’m not in Rob’s position, I don’t have people screaming and crying and clawing at me. I’m so grateful for that,” she said.
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