Emma Watson talked to the Daily Mail about being an adult and her terrible 18 birthday: ‘I find this whole thing about being 18 and everyone expecting me
to be this object..
I find the whole concept of being ‘sexy’
embarrassing and confusing. If I do a photo shoot people desperately want to change me, dye my
hair blonder, pluck my eyebrows, give me a fringe. Then there’s the
choice of clothes.
I know everyone wants a picture of me in a
mini-skirt. But that’s not me. I feel uncomfortable. I’d never go out
in a mini-skirt. It’s nothing to do with protecting the Hermione image.
I wouldn’t do that.
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.It was pretty tough turning 18. I realized that overnight I’d
become fair game. I had a party in town and the pavements were just
knee-deep with photographers trying to get a shot of me looking drunk,
which wasn’t going to happen. I don’t have to drink to have a good time.
The sickest part was when one photographer lay down on the floor to
get a shot up my skirt. The night it was legal for them to do it, they
did it. I woke up the next day and felt completely violated by it all.
That’s not something I want in my life. I just kept thinking that if it
had happened a day earlier people would have sued their asses off.’
Emma on her rumored ‘good behavior’ clause in her contract for Harry Potter: ‘I
honestly think that’s a myth, but I actually wouldn’t ever need one.
It’s just not necessary. I’m not tempted by parties or drugs. I don’t
actually like being
drunk, particularly in public.
But I do understand
why people get sucked into a party lifestyle. I can see how it
happens so I’d never criticize someone who gets into all that. It can
get pretty tough. But you have choices in life. If I want to lead as
private and as
normal a life as possible I just can’t go there. So I