By Melissa Silverstein | Women and Hollywood July 13, 2011 at 3:00AM
I saw the final Harry Potter film last night and there is one moment where you see Emma Watson in a scenes from the first film and it makes you remember how young all these actors were when they took on the roles. Watson has grown up before our eyes through 8 films and from her recent comments, it seems that she has turned out quite great.
Here's what she said about Hermione and herself:
I’m a bit of a feminist in the same way that she is. I will speak my mind. I’m very heady in the same way that she is; I’m constantly thinking three, four moves ahead. I try to intellectualize a lot, which she does as well, obviously. I’m very determined as well...
And she blows up all the princess bullshit:
You know, I feel like young girls are told that they have to be this kind of princess and be all delicate and fragile, and it’s bullsh*t. I identified much more with the idea of being a warrior, and being a fighter… I think women are scared of feeling powerful and strong and brave, and I think that’s something they’ve got to embrace.
Watson is finishing her college degree (she is still enrolled at Brown) but will be studying at Oxford and is also branching out beyond Harry Potter. Her next film is My Week With Marilyn followed by Perks of Being a Wallflower.