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.

37 comments:

Anonymous said...

I like the idea that she doesn't take any role that comes a long, but also takes time to live a quality life-style. Good for you Emma!

Leviathan's Phone said...

She comes across as so genuine and sweet here.

I really admire the thoughtful and very human approach she's taking to her career.

Amanda said...

I never realized how truly hard it is to be famous and on-the-go all the time. It makes me appreciate her even more to see how well she handles it and how down to earth she is.

Anonymous said...

This is my fav interview of hers. She just sets the record straight

Anonymous said...

tks loads for the translation!!!!

Anonymous said...

Excellent interview. The questions were thouhgful and "grow up". No more cracking lame Harry Potter jokes finally! Thanks for translating.

Anonymous said...

Oops I meant "grown up"...

Anonymous said...

She makes transparent, that she wants a quality career in a addition to a meaningful life. You don't need to be in 10 movies a year to be considered a good actor, rather a few quality films will bring any actor much farther.

kitty said...

Great interview that makes me love her even more!! Thanks for the translation Eden! :)

odd said...

This is my favorite cover so far from 2013 :D I know it's from a separate shoot but it's my favorite pic of Emma this year. Hope we can get a lot more this year with two movies, a co-lead/supporting and cameo.

anon ;-) said...

Ahh,eden...You're still not stopping to be another fat,four-eyed,short one,stupid,silly,French bitch suffering from the lack of the male and maybe female attention,probably never been popular and never had friends in a school,that's why created that childish blog-for-kids especially about the most world-famous and most wanted person in the world,with a hope that it'll make you more popular)))But you're still suck)Uh,forgot-you know nothing about who Emma really is))Fuck you)))

coslopus said...

I'm sorry, but there's nothing better or funnier than when someone trying to tell someone off (anon ;-))and they can't even write a grammatically or coherent couple of sentences themselves.

AnonFAIL!

Anonymous said...

@anon - you should apolagise. If you want to add your comment then there is always a polite way of saying it. Keep that in mind.

@truth - your comment was not needed. Very disrespectfull. If you're not a fan no more then carry on with your own. There no need for your comment . Lifes too short for it.

Eden said...

Thank you very much 'anon ;)'. I'm really glad to see that even people who never met me or talked to me can see right through me. You saw my desperate need of attention and decided to make me feel better by giving me some with your comment. I'm touched and will keep your words forever in my heart. Love, xoxo

Anonymous said...

Eden, don't worry about these comments toward you. Truly childish and mean,and a very angry person. The style of these comments have been here before under a different name.

Anonymous said...

Since Emma took a Lit and Film course in January at NYU, does she plan on doing grad work ind screenwriting and film. She just recently expressed a solid interest in writing for film. This type of writing is a complete different style of writing than the novel and short stories and essays. Just wondering? I would think you need to be well trained to be able to write a good script to a book adaption.

Anonymous said...

Eden can you get rid of that nasty blog on Emma about that tape- just distasteful. I kinda like Gollum and Smeagol for this character.

Anna said...

What's up with the Emma Watson Official-website? There is hardly anything on it. Are they re-doing the site? Eden, do you know?

Eden said...

I have this message when I go to one of the page that disappeared:


"Page could not be loaded

The link you specified does not work. This may either be the result of temporary maintenance or an incorrect link."

Anonymous said...

@eden Why did you delete my comment with a link to the article about Emma having a cover of Torn by Natalie Imbruglia? As I can remember correctly, I didn't make any childish comments like the ones made by truth and anon.

Issa said...

Does anyone know why Emma is in LA?

Anonymous said...

@Issa - Emma was rumoured to be spotted in LA as the perks dvd and blu ray signing is happening on 12 Feb. Chobosky is confirmed thus far. I guess towards the day they announce who else. but if true emma is in LA then its almost certain that she'll be at the signing. im sure it'll be emma, logan, ezra and chobosky there. just my opinion. idk why they dont confirm anyone else. its odd

Anonymous said...

@ anon14:00am I saw that link with Steven Chobosky talking about Emma's cover of the song Torn. I wish it was bootlegged somehow.

I'd like to hear for myself and not have all these people reporting that Emma is 'a singer', 'a great singer' and sang with of mice and men. Let's hear her sing for ourselves! Let the fans decide. It's too bad these articles just want to put ideas in people's heads for them.

Anonymous said...

I would love it if she would become a singer. but i think this is a one off thing.

Issa said...

Thanks, anon! I thought (hoped?) it was something for the Bling Ring.

Anonymous said...

When does perks come out in DVD. I live in Germany.

Eden said...

March 22 in Germany :)

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know if Emma went to the perks signing

Eden said...

She didn't.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Eden :).Do you know if anyone of the cast went to it. Or was it just Stephen Chobosky only.

Eden said...

I think it was only Chbosky but I'm not sure.

Anonymous said...

Yeah i think your right it was chobosky.

Anonymous said...

Is Emma attending Brown U? Because I just read that she had been in England and LA last week. I thought she was taking classes.

Anonymous said...

She is vaguely brown- or rather hasn't been seen very often.

Anonymous said...

oh dear, she looks so adorable on the cover! ^_^ great choice of make-up.

Anonymous said...

There's been heaps of tweets from people who have seen her at Brown over the past month. I don't think she was in the UK last week? Just LA for a couple of days.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know if Emma has an iPod and what kind it is? Because I've seen pictures of her with the Apple headphones on and I think they're connected to her white iPhone but I'm not sure.