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Emma Watson Explains Why She Won't Take Photos with Fans Anymore

Emma Watson Explains Why She Won't Take Photos with Fans Anymore

Emma Watson dons a chic look on the cover of Vanity Fair‘s new issue, on newsstands March 7.

Here’s what the 26-year-old Beauty and the Beast star had to share with the mag:

On not taking photos with fans anymore: “For me, it’s the difference between being able to have a life and not. If someone takes a photograph of me and posts it, within two seconds they’ve created a marker of exactly where I am within 10 meters. They can see what I’m wearing and who I’m with. I just can’t give that tracking data…I’ll say, ‘I will sit here and answer every single Harry Potter fandom question you have but I just can’t do a picture.’ I have to carefully pick and choose my moment to interact. When am I a celebrity sighting versus when am I going to make someone’s freakin’ week? Children I don’t say no to, for example.”

On not talking about her boyfriend in interviews: “I want to be consistent: I can’t talk about my boyfriend in an interview and then expect people not to take paparazzi pictures of me walking around outside my home. You can’t have it both ways…. I’ve noticed, in Hollywood, who you’re dating gets tied up into your film promotion and becomes part of the performance and the circus. I would hate anyone that I were with to feel like they were in any way part of a show or an act.”

On her version of Belle today: “I was like, ‘The first shot of the movie cannot be Belle walking out of this quiet little town carrying a basket with a white napkin in it,’ ” she says. “ ‘We need to rev things up!’ The original sketches had her in her ballet shoes…which are lovely—don’t get me wrong—but she’s not going to be able to do anything terribly useful in ballet shoes in the middle of a French provincial village.”

For more from Emma, visit VanityFair.com.

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  • Perfect 10

    Ugh I lost a little respect for her in this interview. Someone don’t have to take a pic with you to tell your location. They can just spot her and tweet like “OMG I just saw Emma Watson in ___ at ____!” She sounds a bit full of herself.

  • http://eternalozzie.com/ eternalozzie

    says someone who’s privacy isn’t invaded every 10 minutes.

  • http://eternalozzie.com/ eternalozzie

    says someone who’s privacy isn’t invaded every 10 minutes.

  • http://eternalozzie.com/ eternalozzie

    says someone who’s privacy isn’t invaded every 10 minutes.

  • http://eternalozzie.com/ eternalozzie

    says someone who’s privacy isn’t invaded every 10 minutes.

  • http://eternalozzie.com/ eternalozzie

    says someone who’s privacy isn’t invaded every 10 minutes.

  • CCEkeke

    I think she’s referring to Twitter and Instagram posts, where people can tag the location the picture was taken in.

  • CCEkeke

    I think she’s referring to Twitter and Instagram posts, where people can tag the location the picture was taken in.

  • Casey C

    and she goes on to say that with a photo they’d know exactly what shes wearing, and what the people she’s with look like so its easier to find her and also invades the privacy of people she’s with. she has a point on a photo vs a written post about where she is etc

  • Casey C

    and she goes on to say that with a photo they’d know exactly what shes wearing, and what the people she’s with look like so its easier to find her and also invades the privacy of people she’s with. she has a point on a photo vs a written post about where she is etc

  • Casey C

    and she goes on to say that with a photo they’d know exactly what shes wearing, and what the people she’s with look like so its easier to find her and also invades the privacy of people she’s with. she has a point on a photo vs a written post about where she is etc

  • Casey C

    and she goes on to say that with a photo they’d know exactly what shes wearing, and what the people she’s with look like so its easier to find her and also invades the privacy of people she’s with. she has a point on a photo vs a written post about where she is etc

  • LolaLola

    She’s a smart girl with a good head on her shoulders. I like her.

  • Domino

    Can’t stand her, she’s so full of herself.

  • http://www.paulwalkerfoundation.org RayonLight

    The fans have no one to blame but themselves, it’s borderline obsessive. People can’t seem to control themselves and overstep their boundaries when coming close to these people. It’s a security risk and how can you know if one is not right in the head and will harm them.

    After what happened with Christina Grimmie, good for them. People are crazy.

  • http://www.paulwalkerfoundation.org RayonLight

    You don’t understand it because you don’t live it. She may have fame and money, but she lacks one basic norm we folks have, freedom.

    Just look at Malia Obama, she will be surrounded by secret service the rest of her life.

  • j b

    This interview just shows that Emma Watson is an idiot. The more she tries to keep her boyfriend a secret the more the paparazzi will stalk her to find out.

  • Mary Shinn

    Women celebrities these days reject modesty. Where are their parents to set them straight? Modesty is a virtue. They must believe there is no accounting before God. Emma Watson and her indecent photo while she promotes a movie supposedly for children. And, how about the model in the same Vanity Fair pics.

    To Light of Mary
    January 9, 2017

    Jesus: Indecency in women’s clothing is a sign of the emptiness they carry inside. Woman has lost her values, decorum, decency, modesty, discretion and sensitivity.

    The little masculinity with which men dress gives clear signals as to what is happening to man in this instant. They look with contempt at the Gift of Life, they see how man has become a creature emerging from darkness, a product of the decadence that you will no longer be able to reverse until humanity is totally purified.

    http://revelacionesmarianas.com/english.htm

  • http://www.panicatthediscoblog.obolog.com lpcristhy

    She is starting to sound like a diva…

  • Tony Clifton

    So, if a fan simply takes a photo of her, while she’s out and about, then post that photo up on the internet (of course without the fan in her photo), then she can’t be tracked? Let me make sure I have this; a fan added to the photo, she can be tracked, take the fan out of the photo, she can’t be tracked at all……she’s invisible. Wow, how clever she is.

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