Saturday, September 27, 2014

Why Emma Watson is Fantastic

I was seven when I started reading Harry Potter. Well, having it read to me. I loved it, but there was one character that stuck out in my mind and inspired me for years to come. That character is Hermione Granger.

Emma playing Hermione
(Source here)
If I had to attribute myself to one fictional character, it would be Hermione. Hands down, favorite character of all time. She's not afraid to show how smart she is, and she's not afraid to show her vulnerabilities.

I could go on about why Hermione is so fantastic, but you will notice this post is not titled, "Why Hermione Granger is Fantastic." No, this post is dedicated to the actress who portrays her. When the movies started to be released, I was finally able to put a face to a name, causing me to love Emma Watson as well.  But as I began to learn more about her, the more I began to realize she is just as fantastic as Hermione, if not more.

Like Hermione, Emma also values education, just having graduated from Brown University in May of 2015. (She was an English Lit major!) She has also gone on to act in numerous other films, like Perks of Being a Wallflower. Not only that, but she has used her status for good as well, being an ambassador to the UN. Recently, she has launched a campaign for gender equality called He for She. You can watch the video below.

The thing that amazes me so much about Emma Watson is that she is not that much older than myself, yet she seems a lot more mature. While I'm sure some of that is due to having a fantastic PR team, I do think she is remarkably levelheaded. She has been a inspiration to me for the past decade easily and I do not doubt she will continue to amaze us all for years to come.

1 comment:

  1. Couldn't agree more, if there ever was a young woman for girls to look up to its Emma Watson!