February 03, 2013

Emma Watson's interview with Corriere

I only know a few words of Italian so this translation was a living Hell. It couldn't sound more weird, and it sounds like answers are completely mixed, but I did my best. If you have better to propose, I beg of you, do.

"When the saga Harry Potter ended I felt abandoned by Hermione. But also ready for a new phase of my career. I enrolled to college in America and I received so many job offers, "says Emma Watson. 
Hard to believe she's only 22 but really the whole world saw her grow up. Emma is a young educated girl and full of interests, model of elegance for many peers. She finished filming Sofia Coppola's The Bling Ring, Darren Aronofsky wanted her for his blockbuster on the Bible, Noah, starring Russell Crowe. She will soon be on our screens with Perks of Being a Wallflower
A film that deals with the transition of teenagers to maturity ...
"The script arrived just after Harry Potter. It's based on a novel by Stephen Chbosky that I loved. The reviews were flattering after the presentation at the Toronto Film Festival. A beautiful story of guys who really learn to walk in the world." 
How do you live with a career unquestionably marked by the character of Hermione?
"Well although I hate to always leave out the studies for work. I have two passions: the books and the movies. Fashion is just an entertainment." 
Her gallery of portraits of youth continues. Satisfied?
"It was a great luck to play the charismatic Sam in Perks of Being a Wallflower, with her brother Patrick they take under a sort of protective wing the shy, insecure, vulnerable Charlie ... Chbosky also wanted to be the director. Nothing has been changed from pages I read and reread, whether it's the problems of us kids with the family, society, sex or the meaning of friendship." 
Daughter of divorced parents, born in Paris, grew up in London. How much did the family events influence her?"Growing up is difficult and society asks kids more and more questions without giving them answers. But you grow up through the separation of the parents, you mature with friendships. The film helped me, it always gave me and never took anything away. I can not stand, however, the obsession with fame." 
It is the theme of the film by Sofia Coppola ...
"I love Sofia, for me she is a fantastic woman. The story of her film is true, tells the story of young people who would steal from the homes of Hollywood stars. A film really current, hard, raw, that speaks about us. Victims of so many things. Including the Internet." 
Instead, "Perks of Being a Wallflower" is set in the '90s when the web was not a mania ...
"That's been an exciting addition to the fact that in the film there are no wizards or similar tricks. Chbosky wrote the book while he was in college, then he started again, giving us a jewel. No, I do not like the Internet, I only have my official website to communicate what I do, my work aspirations, my continuous readings. Sofia instead says a lot about this issue, it was also a great experience to shoot in Los Angeles. A surreal city where young people want to have everything and many are willing to do anything to achieve that goal." 
Because she says that the film from the book of Chbosky is her favourite ever?
"Because it made me really understand the passion for my work. I knew everything about Harry Potter, but life after Hermione seemed to me uncertain, full of doubts. Chbosky made me mature, 'Perks of Being a Wallflower' is the disorientation of so many children in the world." 
As found in the US?
"I'm studying this great country, I enjoy it and it scares me. I might say, only partly joking, that I watch Girls and I'd like to act with the brilliant Lena Dunham. But the rest of Europe."

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