Watson, 22, still has one more semester to go at Brown University before she earns her degree. But she’s getting wide leeway from the school to do it on her own time.
It’s not exactly how she planned it, but the film and fashion work, and interviews like the one from The Times have been too good to pass up.
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Not that she’s a glutton for punishment. She avoided working on other films during her Harry Potter years. “I think at first I didn’t because I was always either studying or filming,” she says.
“I didn’t have time to go off and do other films or other things to sort of show people that, ‘Oh, she is not just Hermione, she is an actress and she can go and do these other parts and roles.’”
Watson is also solidly grounded in fashion. She is the face of Lancôme and modeled for Burberry.
She says it’s all part of an effort to create a separate identity for herself apart from brainiac Hermione Granger in the “Harry Potter” films. Odd to hear that from an Oxford and Ivy League student.
In her Times photo shoot, by Alasdair McLellan, she still has a pixie face with just a hint of smoldering sexuality. She wears Bottega Veneta, Ralph Lauren, Junya Watanabe Comme des Garçons, Armani, Isabel Marant and of course, Burberry. The look can only be described as “English Gentlemen’s Club.”
In any event, the one thing she doesn’t want cluttering up her life is fame. “If I went to somewhere busy, I wouldn’t last very long. I can’t go to a museum, I’ll last 10 or 15 minutes in a museum,” she laments.
She next appears in “The Perks of Being a Wall Flower,” a sort of twisted coming of age film about high school misfits. It hits theaters next month.
Watson also has two films on tap for next year, the edgy “The Bling Ring,” about Hollywood celebrity burglars and “The End of the World,” a Seth Rogen comedy where she plays herself at a celebrity party attacked by zombies.