Emma Watson Thanks Hermione For Sense Of Style
Emma Watson credits her 'Harry Potter' character Hermione Granger for helping create her sense of style because of the restrictions she was put under.
The 20-year-old actress - who shot to fame in 2001 playing school swot Hermione Granger in the hugely successful movie franchise - says because she only really wore a school uniform in the films, she made sure she expressed herself when she went to events as herself.
She told WWD: "I have Hermione to thank, in a weird way, for my sense of style. Playing this role, fashion was my way of expressing myself away from that school uniform. When I got the chance to dress myself, I was so thrilled to be able to be Emma and show a different side of myself. Maybe I would never have been this interested in fashion if I hadn't played that role for so long and sometimes felt so constrained by being identified with her so much.
"I mean, I just wasn't allowed to do anything: wasn't allowed to cut my hair, put on nail varnish, tan, wear a bra that made my boobs in any way look larger, have any flesh showing, wear any makeup when I was playing Hermione. I always had to back-comb my hair - 'She looks too pretty, take down the blush or the mascara, take it off.' Fashion was my rebellion."
Emma recently cut off her long tresses as a Celebration of filming the last 'Harry Potter' movie and says she feels so much more sexier with short hair.
She said: "I've always been around women who have short hair. I think it's really sexy, having all your hair off your neck and your skin bare. I'm still getting used to it, but I feel like I have ownership over it. Because I kind of felt my hair was half me, half Hermione, and with this, I can obviously completely disassociate myself from that role."