She is currently scorching the promotional trail with the live action take on 1991 fairy tale cartoon classic Beauty And The Beast.
And Emma Watson proved she slots completely into her title role as she posed for an eye-catching shoot in the March issue of Vanity Fair, in which she dazzled as she went topless in an artistic image while protecting her diffidence with just a caged caplet.
The 26-year-old Harry Potter actress, who is famed for her curtail feminist views and activism, discussed growing up in the spotlight and her disregard for being prized with an Oscar.
Emma Watson looked sensational for the latest shoot in which she scooped a cover image where she marred her punkey hair do with a frothy white gown, in an image sitting alongside the words: The Bewitching Emma Watson’.
The racy look comes after Emma Watson Famously declared back in 2009 that I’m not just getting my kit off for anyone,’ and perhaps opens the feminist star up to criticism from some quarters.
Speaking to the Mail on Sunday’s Live magazine, the then 18-year-old explained her stance on sexy shoots and her refusal to let stylists dictate her image.
‘Personally, I don’t actually think it’s even that sexy. What’s sexy about saying, “I’m here with my boobs out and a short skirt…have a look at everything I’ve got”?’
‘My idea of sexy is that less is more. The less you reveal the more people can wonder.’
Emma Watson added that she would only strip for famed arthouse director Bernardo Bertolucci, saying ‘I have no plans to do anything for the sake of it or to shock people.
‘I might be willing to take my clothes off for a Bertolucci film if it was a part that really made logic as part of my character. But I wouldn’t do it just to make a point, to move on from Hermione. I’d hate to be so premeditated. I’m not just getting my kit off for anyone.’
Emma Watson, who soared to fame in 2001 playing Hermione Granger in Harry Potter, gave an exceptionally insightful interview to go together with her shoot as she delved into the wild world of Hollywood and where she stands as a former child star.
It seems Beauty And The Beast have been Emma’s true coming-of-age film, as she attributes the blockbuster for helping her become ‘a woman’ – in her transition from Hermione to Belle.
She explained: ‘When I finished (Beauty And The Beast), it kind of felt like I had made that transition into being a woman on-screen’
The staunch feminist who uses her celebrity as a platform to promote women’s rights, proudly acknowledged that Belle is ‘absolutely a Disney princess, but she’s not a passive character she’s in charge of her own destiny.’
The staunch feminist who uses her celebrity as a platform to promote women’s rights, proudly accredited that Belle is ‘absolutely a Disney princess, but she’s not a submissive character she’s in charge of her own destiny.’
Emma Watson was strong-minded to make Belle her own, as she reworked the famed character from a dreamy book lover to her inventor father’s supporter, who is in the midst of inventing the new washing machine so she can read while the washer did its work.
In original costume sketches for the character, Belle was deliberate to wonder around in ballet pumps – an idea which irked Emma – who insisted she was to wear riding boots to make sure she could muck in with work in the French village setting.
While she has heroically created a remarkable catalog of work at just 26, it seems Emma contrasts to her peers in some ambitions as she admits to having no curiosity in winning an Oscar.
Emma Watson revealed that she showed the final cut of Beauty and Beast to both her mother and legendary feminist Gloria Steinem, who she revealed she was frantically seeking a seal of approval from so as make sure her depiction of Belle was true to women.
Persistent that her focus was on how movies convey to the public rather than on tribute Emma said: ‘I couldn’t care less if I won an Oscar or not if the movie didn’t say something that I felt was important for people to hear.’
After Sunday night’s Academy Awards, the issue is a hot one particularly given the wild success of La La Land throughout award season, as Emma Stone was prized with the coveted Best Actress gong at the Oscars
It was reported last month by New York post that Emma Watson missed out on the prize-winning role of aspiring actress Mia due to the facts she was ‘too demanding’.
According to the report, ‘Emma Watson was offered the lead female role, but she initially wouldn’t commit. Then she began making all these crazy demands, like rehearsals for the film, must be done in London for a film called La La Land’
The insider added: They jumped through studs to make it work with her, but she just didn’t feel the film was right for her.’
Emma Watson, who lived in Paris until she was five, is the daughter English lawyers Jacqueline Luesby and Chris Watson, who divorced when she was young. After the divorce, she lived with her mother in Oxfordshire in the week while spending weekends in London with her dad.
The hard-working star, who achieved eight A* and two A grades while taking her GCSEs during Harry Potter filming, exposed her love of books brought her closer to her dad – connecting the two invaluable moments.
After spending her early life on film sets, she admits books were an anchor to ‘normal’ life away from glitz, glamor and the look fiercely of cameras.
In a tearful moment in the interview, she revealed: ‘Books gave me a way to connect with my father. Some of my most valuable and precious moments… I just remember him reading to me before bed and how he used to do all the unlike voices.
‘I grew up on film sets, and books were my connection to the outside world. They were my connection to my friends back at school because if I was reading what they were reading we’d have something infrequent. Later in life, they became a flee, a means of empowerment, a friend I could rely on.’