15 Things Emma Watson Thinks About Fame And Materialsm

“I’ve got about eight pairs of shoes and that’s it.”

1. “I lived in denial for as long as I possibly could. Until the age of 18, I would take the Oxford Tube, which is a public bus. Then it got to the point where the fact that I was on the bus would spread from one end to the other.”

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Said Watson, to W magazine.

2. “Ignoring fame was my rebellion, in a funny way. I was insistent on being normal and doing normal things.”

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She continued to W.

3. “It sounds stupid, or completely unbelievable, but that [going to Brown University] was when I really realized that I was famous.”

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Watson on fame in an interview with Teen Vogue.

4. “My parents were always realistic with me about what fame meant, that basically it has these amazing upsides, opportunities, experiences. But at the same time, it restricts your freedom in some ways.”

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Said in an interview with Sofia Coppola for NPR.

5. “I definitely have my part in that … tabloid culture, whether I like it or not.”

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She admitted to NPR.

6. ‘There’s a whole new definition to celebrity now. I think that’s why you see a lot of actors blanching at being associated with that word ‘celebrity,’ because it’s become something that isn’t really associated with having a craft.”

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Via her interview with Radio Times featured on Vogue UK.

7. “She could never wear all of those clothes and half of them were brand new and still had the price tag on. We’ve all bought things on impulse, but that’s an entirely different thing.”

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She described her visit to Paris Hilton’s closet to Radio Times via Vogue UK.

8. “It’s almost like consumerism as a form of kleptomania. I’ve got about eight pairs of shoes and that’s it.”

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Watson continues about Paris Hilton’s materialism for the Radio Times article courtesy of Vogue UK.

9. “But it’s easy for me to sound like a total hypocrite because, of course, I’m dressed in designer clothes right now.”

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She continued, to Radio Times at Vogue UK.

10. “LA especially is … fed so much of those images — so much fashion, so much reality TV — I can see how easy it could be to become obsessed.”

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She tells NPR.

11. “When I read the script and realized that essentially it was a meditation on fame and what it’s become to our society, I had to do it.”

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She said to GQ UK about The Bling Ring.

12. “The character is everything that I felt really strongly against — she’s superficial, materialistic, vain, amoral. She’s all of these things, and I realized that I really hated her.”

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Watson tells GQ UK about her Bling Ring character.

13. “This is how much I hate myself in the movie: I don’t think I’m going to be able to watch it. I hate myself.”

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Watson told MTV.

14. “I watched hours of The Kardashians, and The Simple Life, and The Hills, and then I worked with a dialect coach, too. Not just the accent, but also the way of speaking is so different. It’s much more nasal and much more pronounced.”

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She describes to NPR her methods for perfecting the Valley girl accent in The Bling Ring.

15. “Who wouldn’t love to go to work in Uggs and very low-slung tracksuit bottoms?”

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Watson said to W about her Bling Ring costume.

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