Emma Watson Isn’t Just a Wallflower
The Harry Potter star is our September 2012 Girl Crush.
With the two little words “wingardium leviosa” and a flick of her wrist, Emma Watson won the hearts of people everywhere—maybe it was the spell, the little orange and red striped tie or the quick intellectual wit from such an innocent girl. Regardless, we watched her grow into a beautiful, successful individual.
We first saw Emma (Hermione Granger) take her first train to Hogwarts at 9 years old. At the time she probably didn’t realize that train would take her so many more places than just Hogwarts.
After eight Harry Potter films, her career took off quicker than Harry flying after The Golden Snitch in a game of Quidditch. At only 22, Emma has been in 12 films, received a Young Artist Award for Best Leading Young actress in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, was voted Glamour’s Best Dressed in 2011, became an ambassadress for Lancôme and much more.
Emma followed in the Lancôme footsteps of actresses Julia Roberts, Kate Winslet and Anne Hathaway. She gushes on her website, “I was incredibly flattered to be asked to be an ambassadress. Lancôme has so much class and style, history and integrity. It represents some really amazing women and manages to remain relevant and modern.”
Although Emma’s name has spread like wild fire in the fashion industry, she still hasn’t given up her acting legs just yet. Emma is about to hit the big screen on September 21 as Sam in The Perks of Being a Wallflower. The story is based off of Stephen Chbosky‘s best-selling novel and is a touching story of the highs and lows of growing up—who couldn’t relate to that? Even though Emma plays a wallflower in this movie, she is anything but that.
Story by Alecia Lassing, Contributing People Editor.