The nostalgia for all things Harry Potter has never felt so real. I wasn’t ready for the series to end, I’m so attached to the characters. I love that Harry Potter is a world I can revisit by just opening up a book or watching a movie. I’ve learned many valuable lessons from the wizarding world of Harry Potter and have been inspired so greatly by its characters.
One of my favourite characters is Hermione Granger. Hermione is played by the amazing and stunning, Emma Watson. Before meeting her, J.K Rowling had a phone interview with the young actor, and as J.K. Rowling tells it, Emma was apparently talking a mile a minute, asking so many questions, it reminded her so much of Hermione. Nevertheless, Hermione was written not to be very attractive, so when J.K. Rowling finally met Emma, she was taken aback by how beautiful she was. Nonetheless, she stayed true to the casting, remembering the young excited nerd she was. Let’s just say, she made the right decision. Ever since Harry Potter, she has become one of my style icons and role models.
We’ve seen Emma’s sense of style grow with every single new Harry Potter movie. Always looking elegant and chic, Emma is not afraid to take risks with her sense of style. It is almost impossible for her to not look fantastic. My favourite red carpet look of hers was the 2014 Golden Globes when she wore Dior couture. Her dress was backless and surprised everyone by wearing dark satin trousers underneath. Her blue Roger Vivier Ergo pumps complimented the look very well.
That’s Not All
What’s more, she’s not just a pretty face, she’s also super smart, beyond talented, and absolutely badass. Time Magazine named Emma one of the most influential people in in the world, and not just because she played a brainiac badass on screen, but because she is one in real life. She is a feminist, humanitarian and a UN Goodwill ambassador. As the spokeswomen for the UN HeforShe campaign, Emma strives for women’s rights, embarking on a campaign beneficial to both men and women.
As a graduate of Brown University herself, she truly believes in the importance of education, especially for young girls. Therefore, she joined the UN on a trip to Bangladesh and Zambia to promote the importance of education for girls.
Not only that, but Emma is super talented. She has had an immensely successful career even after Harry Potter. Some of my favourite movies she in is, of course, Perks of Being A Wallflower and My Week With Marilyn.
Emma Watson is all about following her dreams, working hard, and believing in girl power. Similarly to Hermione, Emma Watson wants to make the world a better place and believes in the beauty of being yourself. Full of wise words and beautiful gestures, Emma Watson succeeds not just at being an actress, but at life. She is, a strong, stylish, confident and talented woman.
Not only was she apart of a franchise that defined a generation but has become an inspiration to so many. She devoted her life to making a difference in the world and she has done just that.
Feature Image via New York Post