Once again, Emma Watson has decided to unleash heretofore unglimpsed facets of her multidimensional yet boring personality to the world. In an interview in the July issue of Vogue Magazine, the 21-year-old actress claims she "needs to find her way out of the bubble, which she describes in part as the safe world of... the successful [Harry Potter] film franchise," reports PostBulletin. Right. And how does La Watson intend to escape from said bubble of safety and security? She wants to be Patti Smith.
Yes, apparently Emma Watson's idol is '70s rocker/visual artist/poet Patti Smith. And, like her idol, the Harry Potter franchise star wants to "explore more of her creative side."
"I want to live like Patti," Watson enthuses. O.K. And what exactly does that mean? Will the world soon behold a new Emma Watson who worships Rimbaud, writes and sings visceral rock ballads, and communes with the spirit of Robert Mapplethorpe?
Probably not. At least not if her recent behavior in a Dallas country western bar was any indication of her creative future. The Harry Potter film icon was spotted "getting her honky-tonk on" by line dancing. According to people unfortunate enough to witness the absurd spectacle, "she was OK."
Emma Watson needs to grow up. Better yet, she needs to shut up. Hopefully, her handlersÂ—or someoneÂ—will have a long talk with her and advise her to keep her petty complaints and silly artistic fantasies to herself. Not to mention the fact that she should be counting her 30 million blessings instead of embarrassing herself by trying to be Patti Smith or exhibiting her country side.
Â© Hope Carson 2011
Hope Carson is the author of 2 books: A Roaring Girl: An Interview with the Thinking Man's Hooker and A Thousand and One Night Stands: The Life of Jon Vincent. You can follow her on Twitter.