Emma Watson On Pixie Cut Backlash: ‘Journalists Asked If I Was A Lesbian’

It’s been a little while since we’ve checked in on Emma Watson, so we’re grateful The Independent decided to profile the actress-college student-Lancôme model today. And thankfully, she has plenty of things to say about The Fashion.

On what fashion did for her:

“Fashion gave me a chance to feel like I was something outside of Potter. I’m a multidimensional person and that’s the freedom of fashion: that you’re able to reinvent yourself through how you dress and how you cut your hair or whatever.”

On red carpet mishaps:

“I was fully game for ‘Throw me in this, throw me in that, but I’d like to develop my own sense of style, and dress for myself. The press destroyed me over this Rodarte dress I once wore – it was bright blue with chains on it. I loved it. And I wore a leather Christopher Kane dress with embroidered flowers all over it. It wasn’t that crazy, but at the time…”

On cutting her hair:

“I had journalists asking me if this meant I was coming out, if I was a lesbian now. That haircut did make me realise how subjective everyone’s opinion is. Some people were crazy for it and some people just thought I’d lost my shit. All I can do is follow my instincts, because I’ll never please everyone.”

On keeping it real:

“I think humor has been a help. I have schoolfriends, a group of people around me, who have carried me through this whole experience and aren’t fazed if they ask, ‘Oh what are you doing tomorrow?’ and I say, ‘I’m going up to see Mario [Testino] in Notting Hill, he’s shooting me for the new Lancôme campaign.’ I don’t know – it is mad, and some days I feel a bit mad, but it’s the balance that keeps me sane. I don’t fully live it, this side of my life.”

[The Independent]

 

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