Emma Watson is growing in maturity and sophistication, reflected in new photo shoot for the UK edition of Harper’s Bazaar. The girl we knew as Hermione has grown into a dazzling woman. Now, if she can only find herself.
Watson, 21, who has been promoting the last in the series of Harry Potter films, is the new “It Girl” in
Yves Saint Laurent, Emilio Pucci and other designers.
Her decision to crop her hair has become her trademark and exudes sexuality.
Photographer Alexi Lubomirski shot two covers, a warm-fuzzy angelic Watson for the newsstand and a dark-haired sharp-edged Watson for subscribers.
Check out Emma’s photos; click to enlarge.
Light and dark seems to be the theme of the shoot, and Watson talks about her own inner struggles between her prime and proper English personality and her inner bad girl.
Watson confirmed that, despite spending most of her childhood in front of a camera, she is still trying to emerge from a shell, emotionally.
“My acting tutor said the hardest thing for me was to get angry. I almost broke down in tears when they tried to get me to be angry. I said, ‘I can’t do it, I just can’t do it.’
‘I keep all of that really bottled up somewhere and I feel unleashing it would be the scariest thing – and to let myself be powerful, sexy, all those things, it’s scary for me,” she told the magazine.
Watson said one thing she needs to do is come to terms with rapacious Hollywood.
“LA scares the crap out of me,” she said.
“I feel if I have to work out four hours a day, and count the calories of everything I put in my mouth, and have Botox at 22, and obsess about how I look the whole time, I will go mad. I will absolutely lose it.”
Although she is a rising force in fashion, since her campaign for Burberry, she also has problems with the cut-throat industry.
“It can be savage and cruel, in that it’s prescriptive — you have to look a certain way and fit a certain mold — but also in the way it’s made,” she says of the clothes, which are often crafted in Third World sweatshops.