Waarom je Emma Watson nooit over haar vriendje zult horen praten

De actrice is openhartig over haar liefdesleven en waarom ze dat zo privé mogelijk wil houden.

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Emma Watson is duidelijk over veel dingen. Haar liefde voor Harry Potter, feminisme, boeken, milieuvriendelijke mode, maar waar je de actrice nooit in interviews over zult horen praten? Haar vriend.

William Knight

Emma Watson vertelt in een nieuw interview met Vanity Fair dat ze haar privéleven zo privé mogelijk probeert te houden en daar consistent in wil zijn:

'I can't talk about my boyfriend in an interview and then expect people not to take paparazzi pictures of me walking around outside my home. You can't have it both ways.'

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Emma's vriend is de tech entrepreneur William 'Mack' Knight met wie ze het afgelopen jaar een paar keer op de kiek werd gezet.

Emma Watson en vriendje William Knight in juni 2016

Emma Watson waakt ervoor dat haar relatie wekelijks op de voorpagina belandt en haalt tegen Vanity Fair lichtjes uit naar sterren als Taylor Swift, die hun relaties inzetten als promotiemiddel:

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'I've noticed, in Hollywood, who you're dating gets tied up into your film promotion and becomes part of the performance and the circus. I would hate anyone that I were with to feel like they were in any way part of a show or an act.'

Stoppen met acteren?

Emma Watson heeft een hekel aan beroemd zijn en wilde een paar jaar geleden zelfs helemaal stoppen met acteren, toen ze studeerde aan Brown University. Tijdens de promotietour voor de laatste Harry Potter-film, stortte ze volgens eigen zeggen in:

'I'd walk down the red carpet and go into the bathroom during the last few premieres .I had on so much makeup and these big, fluffy, full-on dresses. I'd put my hands on the sink and look at myself in the mirror and say, 'Who is this?' I didn't connect with the person who was looking back at me, and that was a very unsettling feeling.'

Emma Watson tijdens de première van 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: deel 2' in juli 2011

Tijdens haar studie aan Brown University stond Emma op het punt om acteren de rug toe te keren, maar toen kreeg ze de prachtrol in de film ThePerks of Being a Wallflower aangeboden, en vond ze haar liefde voor acteren weer:

'I was finding this fame thing was getting to a point of no return. I sensed if this was something I was ever going to step away from it was now or never.'

Emma Watson werd vooral onzeker van het feit dat ze niet de 'gebruikelijke celebrity is'. Daar is ze naar eigen zeggen veel te serieus voor:

'I've been doing this since I was 10 or 11, and I've often thought, I'm so wrong for this job because I'm too serious; I'm a pain in the ass; I'm difficult; I don't fit .But as I've got older, I've realized, No! Taking on those battles, the smaller ones and the bigger ones, is who I am.'

Daarom probeert Emma Watson nu aan haar promotietours voor films een politiek thema te hangen. Tijdens haar huidige rodelopermarathon voor Beauty and the Beast is ze dan ook een nieuw Instagramaccount genaamd The Press Tour gestart, waarin ze uitlegt welke milieuvriendelijke en handgemaakte kleding ze draagt:

Completed our final day of press in London for @beautyandthebeast, what an incredibly kind reception. Not long now until the film is released into the world! 🌹❤️🇬🇧 Today’s look was a bespoke @31philliplim outfit, made from responsibly-sourced FSC (Forest Stewardship Certified) viscose, and Oeko-Tex 100 certified biodegradable acetate yarn. @pichulikafrica earrings, handcrafted in Cape Town using locally manufactured rope re-purposed from off-cuts or overruns from the yachting and climbing industry. @burberry pumps handmade in Italy with organic silk #30wears Fashion info validated by @ecoage #ecoloves Skin prepped with @balancemebeauty Restore and Replenish Cream Cleanser, @sukinskincare Hydrating Mist Toner and @paiskincare certified organic Rebalancing Day Cream and Gentle Eye Cream. Lips prepped with Balance Me Lip Quench Balm. Balance Me was founded by two sisters with clarity at the heart of their brand, stating the percentage of natural ingredients on the front of each product. Pai Skincare is certified vegan, is one of the first UK brands to be certified organic by @soilassociationbeauty and is formulated with sensitive skin in mind. Sukin are an Australian brand committed to offsetting their carbon emissions through a clean energy biomass project in India. @iliabeauty Vivid Foundation in a Tularosa and Atacama colour-mix used for the base. @rmsbeauty 'Un Cover-Up was used as a concealer and the Tinted "Un" Powder was used to set in place. Cheeks and lips were tinted with RMS Beauty Lip2Cheek in Illusive. @odylique Essential Care Mascara was used on lashes. This is the first mascara to be certified to organic standards by the Soil Association and the brand list the recyclability of their packaging and the country of origin on their website. The whole look was set with Ilia's Finishing Powder. Beauty brands verified by @contentbeauty

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Tonight was a special screening of @beautyandthebeast in London. The film was shown at the Odeon Leicester Square cinema to 1,600 people after a reception at the stunning Spencer House 🌹 Bespoke @emiliawickstead structural, off-the-shoulder gown with inverted pleat train. The gown is made from end-of-line fabric sourced from a family-run, London business specialising in couture fabrics, and produced in Italy. These unwanted fabric pieces have been given a new lease of life; often irregular quantities of surplus or end-of-line fabrics cannot be sold and are destroyed. This piece was created in Emilia Wickstead's London atelier, by an all-female team. Earrings are from @catbirdnyc, whose pieces are handmade in Brooklyn. Dress validated by @ecoage #ecoloves Skin prepped with @demamielskin Dewy Facial Mist, @tataharper Repairative Moisturiser and @decleoruk Aromessence Neroli Hydrating Oil Serum. De Mamiel mist is made from ingredients sourced and blended in the UK, in small batches to maintain the vitality of each natural ingredient. Tata Harper are verified by PETA that neither the brand nor its ingredient suppliers conduct, commission, or pay for any tests on animals for ingredients, formulations, or finished products. Decléor serum is a blend of naturally derived ingredients such as neroli and sandalwood and free from mineral oils and parabens. Foundation is @inikaorganic's BB Cream, which is certified organic, vegan and not tested on animals. Concealer is the @rmsbeauty "Un" Cover-Up made from organic coconut, jojoba and cacao oil and mineral colours. Cheeks are @iliabeauty A Fine Romance Multi-Stick which is gluten-free and then finished with Inika's Mineral Mattifying Powder, blended from silica, corn, tapioca and rice powders instead of talc, which face powders have traditionally been based on. Beauty brands verified by @contentbeauty

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Oh Emma <3.