But she isn’t, and there isn’t a picture of her in our subscriptions where she is. So what could’ve been a cute, girly-with-an-edge take on tartan, had she seemed to enjoy herself in it, suddenly becomes, My agent lost a bet with Gerard Butler and so now I have to star in a new West End ballet called Scotch Leg about three generations of Scottish haggis makers and the women they love. And I HATE haggis. Except Paul Haggis. And even then I’m not sure. God, this acting thing is hard sometimes. Do we think JK might change her mind and write Harry Potter and the Mid-Life Crisis Motorbike? Please?
I think the jacket is too not-fitted. It turns the outfit into a triangle shape that I’m not loving. If it were zipped, or tailored, or something, then I probably would like the combo. Maybe that’s why her expression is so sour grapes.
She is wearing a droopy leather jacket with a Catholic school-girl uniform with muppet hair at the bottom. This is decidedly not cute, but drab. And even in the dress, she kind of looks like a boy here. No. Not drinking the Kool-Aid today.
I think the jacket just needed to be a little bit shorter, so it hit at the waist of the dress instead of where the skirt is already flaring, for this to work. Fix that and I think it would look great.
There’s something fun about putting androgyny in a frilly dress and leather jacket, but it doesn’t really work with THIS dress. I kind of wish they’d gone all out and put her in menswear.
preteen clothes on post teen people just look wrong. And it looks more like an old fashioned ice skating outfit. Maybe the movie is really about Scottish skaters?
It looks amazing. I think the only problem is that this is the sort of look that works in a dark bar or atmospheric street scape. It just wasn’t made to pose prettily in front of a white screen patterned in GQ s. Give it a chance.
I think she looks very pretty, but I love tartan, and I love big flaring skirts, and I also love Emma Watson. So. I have to agree with Linda, though, a little bit of lipstick would have done wonders.
Yes, she needs lips and I don’t like the slicked hair, I just want to take my fingers and rough it up a little. The hair, not the lips. I voted cute for the outfit because doggone it, it is CUTE. A different jacket maybe. I don’t think it makes her look fat. And she is young! Let her be young.
The jacket’s not quite right, and I’m with witjunkie, rough slightly spiky hair would make a big difference here, but honestly, I think she should pass this off to Helena Bonham Carter next time they run into each other. And Helena will wear it with a sort of Gothic hunting jacket and maybe some pantaloons, and it will look gorgeously wack on her.
Emma is cute, but it’s a plain sort of cute, and she doesn’t have the bold attitude to pull off anything even this gently odd. She is better served by a more classic style.
I love it all, and I especially love that you could potentially wear this on a red-carpet then ditch the awards early to hit up a punk show or metal bar without looking too overdressed. Daisy Lowe or Leona Lewis definitely could not have done that
I saw dozens of pics of her smiling in this outfit, so perhaps we shouldn’t be too down on her besides, when’s the last time you saw any criticism of a famous male actor for not smiling? Hmm?
I’ve seen photos of her in this outfit where she smiles, and she looked gorgeous. And the outfit looked better. I think the lighting in this shot is terrible though, so maybe the better light in the other photos also helped.
Oooo, isn’t this exciting?! The musical Les Miserables is being made into an all singing film, and according to Perez Hilton, Emma Watson is in the running to play either Eponine or Cosette!
Hugh Jackman is playing Jean Valjean which we’re very happy about because not only is he fit but it takes some stellar pipes to take on Valjean, and we reckon Hugh Jackman cuts the mustard.
Also said to be lined up for a role is Amy Adams, apparently they want her to play the part of Fantine. We hope she does she has a lovely little voice on her, we loved her in Enchanted!
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British starlets such as Keira Knightley and Emma Watson have risen to the high ranks of Hollywood thanks in part to their beauty, but a leading producer has claimed that when it comes to sex actresses from this side of the Channel are too inhibited compared with the French. Producers sought a smouldering actress to play Dominic Cooper’s love interest in The Devil’s Double, the recently released film about Saddam Hussein’s savage son, Uday.
British actresses were considered for the role, a seductive Arab mistress, but the French actress, Ludivine Sagnier was chosen instead. Paul Breuls, The Devil’s Double producer, said: ‘The role is very demanding sexually and it’s difficult to find actresses who are willing to take that leap into the sexual unknown, especially in the States or in England.’
He said: ‘I’ve come across some actresses who are inhibited but I don’t think British ones are particularly coy. Look at Women in Love or Vanessa Redgrave.’
Mr Winner said he had no difficulty persuading starlets to disrobe. ‘Quite the contrary, I’ve had to persuade them to keep their clothes on. I had Stephanie Beacham do love scenes with Marlon Brando (The Nightcomers, 1971) and she acquitted herself very well.’
Remember last year when Emma Watson complained about how she couldn’t find a boyfriend because the so-called fame wall intimidated would-be suitors? Well, Emma has conquered that obstacle, for she’s gotten herself a new man, who just so happens to be one of her co-stars in The Perks of Being a Wallflower. His name is Johnny Simmons, and he’s also a rising actor in his own right with The Conspirator and Hotel for Dogs under his belt as well as the upcoming (dubious) 21 Jump Street remake.
Not bad, right? Emma’s recently been photographed smooching the guy, who is admittedly pretty cute even though he doesn’t have much of a butt of which to speak. But hey, to each their own, right? At any rate, this week’s Star claims to have word from one of Emma’s friends that Johnny is very bad news because of his hidden, dark past. Get ready to roll your eyes on this one:
Emma Watson has plenty of experience battling bad guys in the wizarding world of Harry Potter. But now she’s locking lips with one of them in the real world troubled new boyfriend Johnny Simmons and their relationship is taking off.
The two looked like the perfect couple during an Aug. 7 PDA-fest in Santa Monica. But friends worry that her actor beau’s dark past could tear them apart. It turns out that johnny, 24, was arrested twice in the same week!
On May 27, 2006, the Scott Pilgrim vs. the World star was busted for speeding through a Virginia town. And just two days later, the Alabama native found himself charged with underage possession of alcohol.
Emma is incredibly smitten with Johnny, a pal tells Star. Unfortunately, she’s fallen for a guy who isn’t as clean-cut and straight-laced as he seems. Johnny is a typical Hollywood bad boy and player, and her friends are worried she will get hurt.
But the 21-year-old actress doesn’t seem to see any faults in her new boyfriend and has become completely consumed by him, says the pal. She’s even thinking about blowing off her studies and not returning to school. She wants to just travel with him instead. Emma is scheduled to attend England’s University of Oxford this fall. But Johnny, who met the Harry Potter actress on the set of The Perks of Being a Wallflower, may not want to shift his priorities for his British babe.
People think he’s usng her to raise his profile, the friend explains, voicing concerns that all Johnny will do is hurt Emma. All she has ever wanted was to fall desperately head over heels in love, and she feels like she’s finally found that. She won’t listen to her pals and is falling for all the sweet things he’s saying
So he was caught speeding in high school and then probably had a beer at a party. How scandalous! Now, is Johnny using Emma for more than just romantic purposes? That’s possible (although I hope it isn’t true) because if you Google his name, one of the first things that pops up is the fact that he’s been kissing Emma, but who knows what his true intentions are? As far as this business with Emma wanting to drop out of Oxford just for Johnny, well, let’s not go there this time, shall we? Emma’s a big girl, and she can make her own decisions. Contrary to what Emma herself seems to believe, she’s had boyfriends before, so I doubt she’d dump everything in the world just for this one guy who, interestingly enough at this point, has more hair on his head than she does.
A dark past would be fraud, dealing drugs, assault but speeding and underage drinking? Really? Something nearly everyone(‘s best friend) has been caught doing.
I do think he is using her to raise his profile and will dump her and move on to the next. making up for lost time, he may not have been a chick magnet in HS and plams on being another Leo ..
RumorFix recently caught up with Meagan Good who set the record straight on all those DUI rumors floating around. Check out this video to hear what she had to say about all the confusion that started after police pulled her over on her 30th birthday.
The tabloid recently reported that Emma’s new boyfriend has been arrested twice for speeding and possession of alcohol and smitten Emma is apparently planning on skipping her studies to travel with him.
But Emma’s rep confirms to RumorFix that Star s story is complete nonsense. Emma is attending Oxford in the fall as planned, says the rep.
She would never NEVER ever quit her studies She often said, that this is one of the most important things to her! She really wants to finish it! And btw: I think her relationship with Johnny is just a summer fling I mean: He lives in America, she’s in Ocford for one year now. He’s an actor (working and working) and she will have to study they won’t find much time for each other
Johnny seems a really nice guy and if they can make it long distance (which they’ll have to deal with throughout their careers anyway) it could go far. Giving Johnny a bad boy rep is totally unfair.
If you guys don’t think she’d blow off Oxford, think about her recent past past with her education. She also went as far as to push WB to mold the filming schedule of the last HP films around HER schedule so she could attend Brown University, you know, since she really really wanted to go because she loves education. But what exactly does she do right after HP was finished filming? She dropped out and took on as many high-profile, attention-seeking, and fame-grabbing gigs as she could like Perks and becoming and ambassadress of Lancome (while at the same time claiming that she would never drop out from school for any job because she cares SO much about her education). I don’t believe she’s going to drop out because of Johnny. It’s clear it was just a fling not judging but girl shouldn’t be playing the woe is me card when she’s obviously had no problem with men since around the age of 17. If she drops out of Oxford, it will be because she is offered another fame/Hollywood-related gig just like before.
I have a hard time believing that this is nothing more than a summer fling. She is spending the next two years studying in England and Rhode Island and that doesn’t include any projects she might start work on during that 2 year span. Not to mention any roles that he might be involved in.
“It’s one of those landmarks, one of those holy grails, and I really hope to do it. We’re just starting the process,” he told MTV News. The director is currently working on alien sci-fi epic Pacific Rim, but has already begun on a first draft for Beauty and the Beast.
“It’s a move that you have to make in the next few years for Emma to be perfect for the part,” Del Toro added. “I think she is the perfect character to do that movie.”
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What? Did Hermione Granger really say “I can’t” during the climactic battle in the final chapter of the Harry Potter film saga? Presented with her chance to destroy one of the horcruxes she had put her life on the line to hunt, she backs away and needs her almost-boyfriend Ron to insist that of course she can. Sorry, filmmakers, that quavering girly-girl is not Hermione.
Maybe it was a fluke, a contrivance to make Ron the more capable one for a change, showing that Hermione was no longer a bossy know-it-all. Maybe. Except that in Deathly Hallows: Part One, when the snatcher Scabior pauses at the edge of the hidden encampment and sniffs, Hermione wobbles to Harry and Ron that he could smell her perfume. Perfume?! That’s just riddikulus. We’ve known since Goblet of Fire that when the occasion arises, Hermione can dress up and be a glamour queen. But on the run, living rough, hunting horcruxes, and facing the possibility of death at any moment, Hermione is not even going to pack perfume in her magical bag, let alone wear it.
There’s almost a direct correlation with actress Emma Watson’s growing prettiness through the course of the films and Hermione’s decreased bookishness and pragmatism. Screenwriter Steve Kloves may have liked Hermione best when he was first given the job of adapting the books but as she became an adolescent, something shifted. It’s one thing for a girl to be the brains of an operation when everyone is prepubescent. But an adult woman who is brainy and takes charge is “domineering”. A very scary witch indeed. Presumably Kloves didn’t want any young male filmgoers sneering (or crossing their legs nervously) when Hermione was on screen.
Which misses the point that millions of young males and females already considered her an old friend long before the first owl hit the screen. While cinema demands streamlined plots and arcs and, of course, the stories are about Harry diminishing Hermione’s overt scholarliness and complex thinking under high pressure is more peculiar than a Blibbering Humdinger.
It’s also discouraging. Hermione is a great role model who doesn’t care if her bookishness or activism (absent in the films) are laughed at. She knows the power of books.
It can’t help Hermione that, although the productions are British, the series is owned by the very Hollywood studio Warner Bros. Warner’s president, Jeff Robinov, was alleged to have said in 2007 (when Half-Blood Prince had begun filming) that the studio was “no longer doing movies with women in the lead”. Such sexist policy would no doubt affect supporting characters, turning famously multilayered females into more standard Hollywood fare.
Hermione steadily became blonder and sexier in Deathly Hallows, wearing jeans so tight you’d think her legs would break if she tried to run. When it comes to film, something about a smart, fearless woman who doesn’t care about her looks makes Hollywood leery; even if, in this instance, she commands a loyal and loving built-in audience before the film begins.
Why is it so difficult for proudly brainy, bookish, outspoken girls of any age to see themselves on screen, especially in major studio films? Where are the girls who don’t make an effort to fit the “feminine” stereotype and are still admired and even loved anyway?
And where will girls learn and be validated in their belief that they don’t have to compromise fundamental aspects of their personalities to prosper? That there is never any reason to say “I can’t”? Books, for a start.
I don’t recall Hermione being a particular tomboy in the books and packing perfume seems perfectly reasonable for her character who for plans everything meticulously in advance.
I don’t want be unkind, but might this article be motivated by jealousy for a franchise which dominates your particular field of early-teen magical fiction?
So you attack the morphing of a fictional character into a ‘Girlygirl’ in a newspaper article which has you in a very ‘Girly girl’ photograph at the top. Are we a bit confused?
Have you read the books by any chance? Has this been a growing concern of yours over appropriate role models for young witches for some time – or did a deadline loom and since you happened to see the film last week, you thought you’d quickly try and lash something to it to give it interest?
Well, I agree, especially the bit about her activism, which is a big part of her character in the books, even when she’s being gently mocked for it by her friends or Rowling herself. Why it has been almost completely filtered out of the films is utterly beyond me.
As a teenager (and even into my early twenties, if I’m honest) I loved Hermione in the books, not least because as a swotty teenager with a social conscience and mad hair, I identified with her. The two-dimensional, increasingly sappy version in the films is totally insufferable; the contrast between the two is a pretty clear and depressing illustration of what Hollywood thinks of women.
I had this thought after seeing the film. It did seem out of character after being the font of all knowledge in the all the previous films – she seemed to step back and allow the boys to take over.
Well, I’d rather have teen girls being seen as equal to boys when fighting evil, which you seem to have a problem with, than girls chucking everything away to remain in love with vampires…
hummingbird9 – The lack of sex, porn, alcohol, bad language, decent modern music and drugs not to mention bitchy gossip didn’t seem a little out of place through pretty much the entire last few films as the characters become young adults. Lets face it Harry Potter isn’t the most honest portrayal of the modern world why should the role of women be the defining factor that bucks that trend?
To all those saying ‘only in the Guardian, etc. – Oh, how clever! How witty! You’re so superior! Political critiques of such a massively popular series of books and films are a perfectly proper thing for a newspaper to publish.
“To all those saying ‘only in the Guardian, etc. – Oh, how clever! How witty! You’re so superior! Political critiques of such a massively popular series of books and films are a perfectly proper thing for a newspaper to publish.”
Is it worth pointing out that at this point of the story Hermione is a mere 18 or 19 years old, hardly a grown woman, hardly role model for the entire feminine world. Emma Watson is hardly a grown woman either.
I haven’t watched the movies closely enough to know whether any of this critique has merit, but I have a hard time believing that the “gestalt” of Hermione will always be “fiercely intelligent, strong, and independent” regardless of the tightness of her jeans in the seventh film.
Sorry, I meant: “I have a hard time believing the ‘gestalt’ of Hermione will always be anything but ‘fiercely intelligent, strong, and independent’ regardless of the tightness of her jeans in the seventh film
Please can we have an article on how Robert Pattinson’s popularity in the “twilight” films is repairing long-seated mutual distrust in the UK-US relationship and what that means in the short term for the economic outlook?
In the books Hermione starts out as a buck-toothed, frizzy haired ugly duckling and gradually grows into a beautiful swan, so perhaps the real objection should be that they cast Emma Watson in the first place, as she was always too pretty to play the young Hermione.
I’m losing count of the articles I’ve read about Potter over the past fortnight, perhaps the writers could band together and create a critical franchise of their own? Books in the main don’t translate well to the screen, though I think these adaptations have been really great.
I didn’t see Hermione’s character morphing into a timid, vacuous female, but I’m not over analysing a fictional character set in a magical fantasy world where normal terms of reference can’t be applied.
I think this article makes a good point about Hollywoods seeming need to dumb down and glam up the frizzy haired buck-toothed bossy know-all we know and love so much for the sake of an unread audience in need of a more obvious, conventional, less British eccentric. I also feel another issue is the fact that Emma Watson just isn’t that good an actress and hasn’t been able to show the subtleties and conflicts within Hermionie’s personality as she has grown up.
Are there a hoard of insecure, resentful anti-feminist men loitering around the site waiting to pounce on such articles within seconds of publication?
I think it’s a wasted opportunity to have an attractive but anti-cool character. Obviously Emma Watson is pretty, but I agree that as Hermione she’s far to well-dressed for the character (the perfume moment was just embarrassingly bad). The same thing doesn’t apply so strongly to Harry as he’s not so much the bookish type, success at sport etc. as pointed out in a recent article here. Still, I don’t think this is a feminist issue, it’s just glossy movie syndrome – film stars tend to be better-looking and better-dressed than “normal” people.Then again, I’m just a bloke who has a thing for geeky-type women, so maybe I’m biased.
You obviously had a problem understanding the article. The author is the person directly say that looking attractive makes hermione less of a role model and detracts from her intelligence. I have no problem with women being both attractive and intelligent the but the author seems to like to judge other women through one set of rules which she does not apply to herself which is hypocritical tosh.
Seriously, there are real women in the real world undergoing some horrific experiences and yet this topic is what you deem worthy of getting in a tizzy over….? Hold on while I get my slow-hand clap going….
Seriously, there are real women in the real world undergoing some horrific experiences and yet this topic is what you deem worthy of getting in a tizzy over….? Hold on while I get my slow-hand clap going..
By the way the young lady who plays her part has no quams these days in wishing to be attractive and sexy looking when posing to her adoring audience. I guess its to do with growing into an attractive young woman ( plus hormones)
Also there are plenty of very beautiful and intelligent women in Iran and Saudi Arabia who have no quams about being attractive yet are courageously fighting for women’s equal rights in their overwhelmigly male dominated as well as misogynisticsocieties. Holywood has always presented the externalized archetypal perfect beautiful body with both sexes. Nothing new there. i would be also hypocritical ,if I would say the issue that Sarah Jane Stratford is irrelevent , the reason being why am I even coming on here to say that? Also her photo at the top has quite a seductive look . Maybe she was told to write this article as a fill in? Is she aware of that?
I really don’t think the sexualisation of Hermione detracted from her intelligence/bookishness, as in the books and films, the male characters are usually shocked or bemused by it. Example, the other characters’ reactions to her at the Yule Ball in the fourth book/film.
There are plenty of actresses whose intelligence makes them more sexy in the eyes of Hollywood and men in general: Natalie Portman, Emma Watson, Alice Eve, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Rachel Weisz etc.
This is ridiculous. Emma Watson is naturally beautiful and started to work in fashion during the production of the last three films where you can see an obvious change in her dress sense. Likewise, Rupert Grint and Daniel Radcliffe have changed in appearance and were allowed to pick a lot of their own wardrobe as they grew older, but do you point that out?
There are loads of scenes and entire plots that they didn’t use in the films- the house elf liberation was far too long for a film that was already lasted for almost three hours, and they aren’t even very good with continuity for the smaller bits. For example, Harry’s eyes are supposed to be green like his mothers but Radcliffe’s are blue and they decided against contact lenses. The scar on his forehead changed position for each of the first three or four films, etc, etc.
Also, the fact that she wears perfume shouldn’t even be an issue for this article. Shockingly, girls actually like to smell nice and if Scabior- wasn’t it Fenrir?- hadn’t smelled Hermione, he would have picked up on the Lynx that Ron and Harry probably doused themselves with.
Where to start eh? The immediate topic which would most vex me would be spousal/partner abuse. Having one very close female friend who went through a (thankfully brief) relationship with a neanderthal adds a personal dimension to an already highly charged and important topic. But it’s ok, the feminists are busy discussing Harry Potter and how a smart woman shouldn’t look good. Or getting pissy at any disagreement voiced on said topic….
For more than half Rupert Grint’s 23 years, he has had another existence as Ron Weasley, Harry Potter’s comedy sidekick. As the final film in the series is released, where to now for the number-two boy wizard?