Emma Watson Opens Up About Kissing & More In 'Elle' Magazine

Jason Scott
March 13, 2014

Emma Watson has grown up right before our eyes, literally. Beginning her career as the precocious, sometimes smarty pants, Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter series, she became the heroine of our lives, daring to take down the forces of evil and striving for everything good. Of course, that came with a price: her childhood. In Elle's April issue, she admits to being envious of others, “There are all these actresses who have emerged in the last year or two, and they get to emerge as this complete human being. And I’m so jealous!"

Of course, her career has taught her self-awareness and to have a personal life outside of the film and TV world. “I remember reading this thing that Elizabeth Taylor wrote. She had her first kiss in character. On a movie set," Watson shares. "It really struck me. I don’t know how or why, but I had this sense that if I wasn’t really careful, that could be me: that my first kiss could be in somebody else’s clothes. And my experiences could all belong to someone else.”

Watson's upcoming starring role in Noah, which hits theaters March 28, sees the starlet examining the human condition under unimaginable circumstances. She explains, “It’s Shakespearean, what happens to this family when they’re put in this confined space for 40 days and 40 nights. It’s the end of the world—how these different human beings are dealing with the impact of that. Are humans good? Are we bad? All of these themes are epic.”

In the film, Watson portrays Noah's adopted daughter Ila. It also features Jennifer Connelly, Russell Crowe and Anthony Hopkins.

Writer and director Darren Aronofsky recounts of the filming experience: “We started off with one of Emma’s hardest scenes. We shot in Iceland on a beach with an extremely difficult weather situation. The force of the wind—we could barely hear the actors. The sun kept coming in and out. We had to wait for the right light, then, Go, go, go! Then, Wait, wait, wait! She was able to block out all those ridiculous external forces and just focus on the emotion at hand.”

Within the magazine's pages, Watson is all grown up in Versace denim, a Michael Kors cardigan and a viscose sweater. Meanwhile, on the cover, she turns up the sexy in a super glam pose.

Read the full interview when the Ell April issue hits newsstands on March 25!

Join Our Fantasy Trading Community
Become a Wall Street Trader
Leave this field empty

By clicking Sign Up, you agree to our terms and conditions and have read and understand our privacy policy.