Emma Watson is pretty much a best case scenario for someone transitioning from child to adult stardom. She seems incredibly nice and normal, she’s never gotten into trouble of any kind, and she’s been nabbing quality roles in smart but entertaining movies like The Perks of Being a Wallflower and The Bling Ring. And in the June issue of W Magazine, she continues her flawless transition to adulthood with the most gorgeous and womanly photos we’ve seen of her yet.
Shot by Michael Thompson, the beautifully lit editorial shows Ms. Watson as part of the grand tradition of poised and glamorous Hollywood movie stars, and not in a cheesy Lindsay-Lohan-as-Marilyn-Monroe kind of way. This is fitting, as Watson has been acting in a lot of American movies lately.
Her hair is coiffed into the perfect loose wave, and the selection of clothing and accessories is classic without hitting you over the head with its retro-ness.
The accompanying interview is great as well, and contains some nice tidbits about Emma’s love of Julia Roberts, her crush on Kevin Costner, her reluctance to grow up too fast, and how she deals with the weirdness of being famous:
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. I’d think, Why am I doing this to myself? Ignoring fame was my rebellion, in a funny way. I was insistent on being normal and doing normal things. It probably wasn’t advisable to go to college in America and room with a complete stranger. And it probably wasn’t wise to share a bathroom with eight other people in a coed dorm. Looking back, that was crazy.
She also discusses the intentionally trashy style of her character in The Bling Ring:
Who wouldn’t love to go to work in Uggs and very low-slung tracksuit bottoms? The iconic detail of Nicki is her tramp stamp. It’s a lotus flower, a Buddhist-like symbol just above her butt crack. Really classy! [Laughs] And at one point I told the costume designer, “You can see my bra strap in this top; shouldn’t we pin it?” And she said, “No, sweetie—Nicki is all about her bra strap showing.” I was like, Right, okay, different mind-set.
I, for one, cannot wait to see Emma Watson play a celebrity obsessed American teen who lets her bra straps show on purpose.
Photos: W Magazine