August 19, 2014

Emma Watson is a thief



“Emma used to come to our office. They used to have a proper school there for the child actors. They always had art projects and Emma would come in and be like, ‘Can I borrow some ribbons and some paper?’ She never would bring anything back (laughs), but she was really small and sweet. She would sometimes ask for advice on how to cut or draw something.” - Eduardo Lima (part of Harry Potter graphics team)
Source: Buzzfeed

August 17, 2014

Emma Watson was seen leaving Greece today [August, 16]


There hadn't been any sighting of her for 2 weeks, and she was seen today at the airport, in Athens.

(the big shoulder makes me wonder if it's Matt with her)

August 15, 2014

Erika Johansen mentions Emma Watson as Kelsea in 'The Queen of the Tearling'

/!\Contains tiny spoilers after the part where she talks about Emma./!\

Debut author Erika Johansen has scored a seven-figure book deal and movie starring Emma Watson at her first attempt, writes Fiona Purdon

The story and its lead character, Kelsea Glynn, have captivated movie star Emma Watson and Harry Potter films’ producer David Heyman. Yet American author Erika Johansen says she was simply inspired to write about an idealistic and brave young woman whose royal duty is her priority.

The result is her debut novel, The Queen of the Tearling, the first in a fantasy trilogy.
It’s flattering and it means a lot that Emma liked the book and character (Kelsea). Emma is an incredibly intelligent person and I admire her personally. She was very good as Hermione in Harry Potter, but I admire the fact she went to college when she didn’t need to,’’ says Johansen, who scored the Hollywood movie deal last year before her novel was published.

There’s been a little bit of controversy because Kelsea is supposed to be plain, unlike Emma. But, for me, the most important quality is that she has to have intelligence and Emma Watson radiates intelligence.

Kelsea is a good role for an actor because there’s not nearly enough strong heroine roles in Hollywood, so I’m pleased not only a good actor but competent filmmakers are making the film.’’ 

[Talks about being inspired by Barack Obama on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, in 2007. I can't read clearly what's written, sorry]

The seed had been planted that would dictate how Johansen's lead character, Kelsea, would exercise power.

"I knew a character like Kelsea would not get anywhere in this current system of government (in the US). I needed to give her more executive power so she had the power to change the world."

The Queen of the Tearling starts with the bookish Kelsea, heir to the Tearling kingdom, about to embark on a journey to claim the throne after spending her childhood and teenage years in hiding with her foster parents, Carlin and Barty Glynn. The Glynns had educated her in history and government and trained her in the physical skills needed to defend herself.

Kelsea is escorted by the Queen’s Guard, led by Mace, and magical thief Fetch. Both Mace and Fetch believe Kelsea’s courage and brightness can lead the kingdom of Tearling away from the clutches of neighbouring country, Mortmesne, ruled by tyrannical Red Queen.

The Red Queen has supernatural powers that include mystical visions – and is dependent on human sacrifice.
“I wanted Kelsea to have a strong moral compass and not to be the sort of person who would betray her principles to make it easier for herself,’’ says Johansen of Kelsea, who also discovers she has magical powers that she must learn to master.

Johansen, 36, who lives just outside San Francisco, says she did not set out to create a fantasy novel. Instead, she had set about to write a “fun story’’ after completing her masters at an Iowa Writers Workshop in 2005, where she had focused on literary and academic-style writing.

“I came out of the workshop thinking I would never get published,’’ she says. “So I decided to write for myself and to tell a story I would enjoy reading.’’

It took Johansen four years to finish the first draft of The Queen of the Tearling. During that time she also completed a threeyear law degree and followed up with one year of casual office work when she was unable to find employment as an attorney.

“It was a pretty miserable period of my life,’’ she says.

The seven-figure, three-book publishing deal she signed in January last year has enabled Johansen to write fulltime. She has just finished the second book in the trilogy.

“I have to write every day otherwise I don’t sleep very well,’’ she says. “Now that I’m writing five to six hours a day I sleep like a baby. The biggest prize for me is to be able to write for a living. For me, the reader is everything. When readers come to me and say they couldn’t put the book down, then that is my yardstick that I’m a good writer.’’

Johansen might well find she has a new band of fans when the film version of book one hits the big screen starring Emma Watson, next year.

 Source: Australian Canvas newspaper
Just so you know, I'm only 70% sure I'll continue with Watsonuncensored. I'm not fully there yet.

August 14, 2014

Hello!

I'm writing this post as a test.

I've been considering continuing this blog for the past few days (no, I'll apparently never be able to make up my mind about anything), and I'm now creating this post to see how many people would be interested in it.

Comments or not doesn't matter, I'll only be counting the visits.

Thank you so much for those who still care :D The blog still has 300/400 visits everyday even though it hasn't been updated for almost a year and a half, so thankyouthankyouthankyou.

February 17, 2013

Information

I'm sure you noticed that it's been a few months that the blog is not regularly updated anymore. The reason behind that is that I don't like my blog anymore. I find it too simple, not any different than any other blog about Emma, and it's not fun for me anymore to take care of it. So I finally decided to stop it. It's the 3rd time that I take this decision, but I think this time it's really over.

For the news, I have no other source than Google and the Pottershots, and aEW forums.

For the pictures, here are the galleries I generally check:

Thanks a ton to all the visitors and regular commenters. I don't know yet about the Facebook page, but I'll still be on Pottershots, Twitter, and Tumblr.

See you around.

P.S.: The comments are back to moderation, I don't want any fight or anything negative to be published on this last article.

February 08, 2013

Emma Watson in Elle France March 2013


No new pictures inside. Translated interview by me. Credit if you use please.

Elle: You participated to the creation of the new line In Love. Can you tell us a quick word about it?
EW: I wear a lot of makeup while working and a bit in my daily life. I wanted soft colours, a tinted lip balm, a rose-coloured blush for my pale skin, a mattifying spray that would allow me to avoid the powder... Something soft, that'd look like me.

Elle: On the contrary, in the next Sofia Coppola movie, 'The Bling Ring', you play a bimbo from LA who uses too much makeup!
EW: Yes, they put on me fake tan and all! I had to wear Uggs, a push up bra and Juicy Couture joggings. We could see the straps of my bra, which I hate, and I even took pole dance classes... I was horrified! But it was fun to be a bad girl. In real life, I don't really have the space for that.

Elle: Being at ease with the idea that if you refuse a role, another one will come, is it the key to your balance?
EW: Absolutely! It's true it's terrifying to refuse things, but you have to be confident and know your priorities, because if you say yes to everything, it doesn't really mean anything in the end, you're not really committed in anything, and you don't preserve what's more important: time and space for your real life, to take care of yourself. If you don't do that, things will fall down very quickly. This business can eat your soul if you don't pay attention, so you have to go slowly. What you'll give will never be enough, so you can only do your best while knowing that the public and the directors will always want more.

Elle: What are your priorities?
EW: To take the time to have my own life. When I'm filming, I very easily work 14 hours per day, and the weekend I rest.Doing films after films without any break is dangerous. Little by little, you forget about the daily life, you shut yourself away, you neglect your social life, you lose contact with your family. You isolate yourself, and the more it goes, the harder it is to stop working because you're scared of the emptiness. What to do of your free time when it all stops? I'm really aware of this, I pay attention to not arrive to the point where I'll be afraid of stoping filming.

Elle: When we're an actress, doesn't it ask lots of efforts to keep in contact with reality?
EW: Terribly! If one of the reasons why I wanted to go to university. How to play someone who goes to the self-laundry shop or who takes the bus if I have no idea whay is the life outside the set? I'm doing films since I was 9. Everyday I fight to walk instead of taking the car, to go to look for a glass of water by myself, to do this or that by myself. People want to wrap you in bubblewrap. You're a merchandise after all, and they want to keep you nice and warm where they can see you and where nothing can happen to you, within easy reach if they need you to work. When you realise that, you have to defend yourself and say: "I understand that it makes your life easier, but it makes me live mine through a bulletproof glass." Therefore, as a teenager, if I've been rebel, it was to refuse to be treated like a china doll. It's good to be considered as a real person.

Elle: Does literature held to do new experiences?
EW: Yes! Obviously I read lots of scripts and books. I love Just Kids by Patti Smith, I'm finishing reading Norwegian Wood by Murakami. I love poets, William Blake for example, but also philosophical tales like The Prophet by Khalil Gibran. Sometimes I travel so much that I don't know what it is anymore, what day of the week it is or which country we're in. You have to find a way to come back down. So I read, and I try to meditate. It was really hard at first, my whole being was resisting, I could barely stand still 2 minutes without feeling the need to do something - reading, listening to music, distracting myself in one way or another. But it has really been something for me that was definitely worth it.

Elle: Stephen Chbosky, the director of The Perks of Being a Wallflower, said in the US Elle that he felt that success gave you some sort of depth, but also a bit of loneliness. Do you understand why he saw that in you?
EW: Yes, celebrity can isolate you terribly. People see you as different from them, not human in some way. While growing up it was not easy. At school, we all want to be like everybody else, so everything that make you different is hard to talk about.When I was younger, I dreamt of blending in, to go unnoticed. And then, while growing up, I learnt to appreciate my singularity et this fame that allows me to chose to work in amazing movies.

Elle: Are you a cinema star or an actress?
EW: It's funny, I don't recognise myself at all in the expression "cinema star". I like it better when we highlight what I do rather than muy fame, so I prefer people to talk about me as an actress for sure.

February 01, 2013

Old memories: Emma Watson at the very first Harry Potter premiere, and other events

4 November 2001, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone London Premiere:


13 February 2011, BAFTAs Ceremony:


7 July 2011, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 London Premiere:

Credit: Flickr
Source: Laura @Pottershots