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5. Hermione Granger in 'Harry Potter' series Geek-tress: Emma Watson Geekery Focus: Magic, Hogwarts, proving she's no regular Muggle Geek Quote: "I hope you're pleased with yourselves. We could all have been killed -- or worse, expelled." Geek-Down: A Muggle-born Gryffindor student, Hermione is determined to prove she's as good or better than any student born from magical parents. Author JK Rowling calls her a "borderline genius," and throughout the series, Hermione proves herself to be the best student in Harry Potter's year -- repeatedly being the first to master each new spell or charm. Without her guidance, Harry often wouldn't know what to do with all his talent. [Source]
Images of Harry Potter star Emma Watson’s new pixie haircut hit the web Thursday and millions of fans seemed to have strong opinions. Most loved it, but a few didn’t. Why all the fuss? The actress, 20, had been required to keep essentially the same long, blonde hairstyle for ten years while she played Harry Potter’s bookish pal, Hermione Granger, in the $5.4 billion-grossing Potter franchise. But Watson, who’s about to enter her second year at Brown University, finished shooting the final two films earlier this summer. (Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows: Part 1, will be released this Nov. 19. Part 2 will be released next summer, on July 15).
When filming ended, Watson’s hair was finally her own. She could have cut her hair immediately, but she decided to wait a bit. “It didn’t feel right then; I needed a break,” she tells EW.com exclusively. During the cut, designed by New York stylist Rodney Cutler of Cutler Salon, Watson never had a moment of panic or remorse. “It was weird. My hairdresser was like, ‘When are you going to freak out?’ Most people cry or go into shock,’” she says. “But I was very calm. I knew it was the right thing.” It helped, she said, that she didn’t tell anyone she was getting the drastic ‘do. “I went to the salon alone and I left alone,” she says. “I knew everyone was going to have an opinion, and I couldn’t deal with it. I have to get myself into a good place to deal with people saying things like, ‘It’s terrible! She looks like a boy!’” Says the actress, laughing, “My dad already said that to me, actually. He said, ‘You’re not Audrey Hepburn yet, darling.’”
Ouch. Thanks, Dad? “He’s like that. I think the best I’ve ever had out of him was before a premiere when he said I ‘scrub up alright.’ When people ask me how I keep myself grounded, there’s the answer.” [Source]
Emma will be featured on the cover of the Entertainment weekly issue that hits newsstands August 13th. The article feature will include what EW calls "exclusive photos" of Emma's new haircut, as well as an interview in which Emma explains how liberated she feels to be able to chop all her hair off!
She’s not Hermione anymore. Emma Watson — the 20-year-old actress who has portrayed Harry Potter’s studious BFF, Hermione Granger, in six films over the past decade — has shorn off her character’s long tresses in favor of a short pixie haircut. “Oh my God, it was the most liberating thing!” she tells EW.com. “The stylist just grabbed the back of my hair and took a whole ponytail of hair out. It felt amazing. I love it.” The chic, gamine cut, created by New York stylist Rodney Cutler of Cutler Salon and seen in this exclusive Polaroid from EW’s upcoming Fall Movie Preview issue, might not seem like a huge deal to most 20-year-olds. But Watson has had to sport essentially the same hairstyle for ten years while she played Hermione. “I missed all that experimentation that most teenagers go through,” she says. “I’ve wanted to do this since I was about 16, so as soon as I had the chance I was like, ‘Right. This is it.’” Watson, who’s about to enter her sophomore year at Brown University, finished shooting the final two Potter movies this summer — Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 will be released Nov. 19, 2010, and Part 2 next summer, on July 15. [Source]
As many of you know, according to Emma's Twitter and Facebook, she has been in New York this week to promote the first part of the Deathly Hallows:
Hello New York! In the Big Apple doing some press for Deathly Hallows Part 1. It's going to be a busy week... Em x [Source]
After saying I'd keep it interesting I've now neglected you all for a week! So, at the moment I'm in New York, doing some press for Deathly Hallows Part 1 before university starts again in the autumn. Lots of things going on - it's been a busy summer! I'll be back on here soon, love Emma x [Source]
It has been confirmed that Emma is doing a number of photoshoots and at least one magazine cover shoot. We will be able to catch Emma on Marie Claire magazine for either the November or the December issue, though no photos have been released yet. Check back for more details as we get them!
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“I have so much money I don’t know what to do with it.”
The star of the Harry Potter films says she’s not sure she wants to be an actress for her whole life, and tells us what she does with her millions.
An ex-child star that makes an enormous fortune and that lives through the ups and downs that only international fame can offer, she could have become a Lindsay Lohan. But there is no way that the actress from the Harry Potter series, Emma Watson, will turn into another Hollywood cliché.
This girl of 20 years, who since the age of 11 has been under the limelight thanks to her bossy and know-it-all character Hermione Granger, has her feet firmly on the ground. “Maybe too much so,” she confesses.
LUCKY GIRL Perhaps she won’t have to worry about her finances for the rest of her life, as she has millions of dollars, but Emma strives to be a normal teenager like the rest of her friends.
“It may sound strange, but I just want to be with my friends, and they don’t have these amounts of money to spend. I want to do what they do, so if they go to the movies, so do I. I try to live a normal life, even though it’s not always easy. The fact that I attend university and have a close family has kept me grounded,” she admits, but adds that she feels overwhelmed by her financial success.
“I have so much money that I don’t know what to do with it. I bought a laptop and a Toyota Prius, but that’s probably the most expensive thing that I’ve purchased.” So great is her burden that she has registered in a four-day course to learn how to manage her finances.