Twenty-one-year-old Emma Watson is everywhere lately. Not only can she be seen reprising the role of Hermione Granger for the last time in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 (in theaters July 15th), but she recently did a fashion spread and an interview for Vogue, and she just finished shooting The Perks of Being a Wallflower (co-starring The Vampire Diaries's Nina Dobrev).
Emma is definitely a busy girl, but it's a challenge that she seems to welcome. She talked to Seventeen's Carissa Rosenberg Tozzi about her studies at Brown University, her first crush, Harry Potter co-star Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy), her insecurities, and the fact that she is "ready to say goodbye to Hogwarts and hello to a magical new world."
She says of the Harry Potter experience: "I love Harry Potter but it was my whole life." Now, the young talented actress is happy to "be free to do whatever she wants, both professionally and academically."
By now, it's no secret that Emma has an eye for fashion and modeling, as well as acting and academia. She has modeled for Burberry, designed a collection for designer Alberta Ferretti, and is the creative advisor for People Tree.
So you'd think with all these accomplishments under her belt that Watson would be pretty confident, right? But according to the Seventeen interview, the opposite is true. She says that she is quite critical of herself. Her self-confidence is a recent development, thanks to her new short and sassy hairstyle. She says the shorter hair makes her feel "a lot sexier, considering it was like a boy's haircut. But in a way it gave me permission to be more daring."
This is a great interview with Watson for young readers. It doesn't go into as much depth and detail as her Vogue interview did, but it also demonstrates Watson's ability to appeal to both younger and more sophisticated readers. And the same can be said for the photographs by Matt Jones. These beauty shots of Emma are bright and bubbly, while the Vogue photos are more grown-up, and some would even say sexy.
But the interview with Emma Watson isn't the only thing the August 2011 issue of Seventeen has to offer. The magazine also features a piece on Emma's Harry Potter co-star Daniel Radcliffe's efforts to support The Trevor Project, as well as advice on how to combat cyber-bullying, and even an interview with Glee star Cory Monteith.