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Emma Watson Talks Epilogue Filming, Life as as University Student and More in New Interview

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Posted by: Edward
February 06, 2010, 12:01 PM

Actress Emma Watson has given a new interview to the Daiy Express newspaper in the UK in which the Hermione Granger actress discusses her life as a university student, a desire for a normal life, her experience working on the Harry Potter films, and the Epilogue scenes.  On the subject of the "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" films, Miss Watson relates that ultimately wrapping filming will be an "uncontrollable" experience, saying: "It's been half of our lives.  It's made us, it's formed us.  It's such a bit part of my life so it will be really sad."  She goes on to note the following in regards to the much talked about Epilogue scene, which shows the Trio sending their own children off to Hogwarts: "We will look like 40-year-olds... I can't wait to see that."


The interview continues with Emma Watson relating her life outside of her Harry Potter experience, as a "normal" university student.  The paper reports:
“I probably sound like a paranoid nut but I’m doing this because I want to be normal,” says the actress who gave up childhood friends, sleep- overs, clubs and boozing for fame. “I really want anonymity.”
In London last year she left her family home and moved into a flat in a terraced house she shares with a friend and she sought out a similar experience in the US. Her Potter co-star Daniel ­Radcliffe warned her not to live in a university dormitory with an un known room-mate but she ignored his advice and moved in with a girl named Sophie. “I want to do it properly, like everyone else,” she says. “As long as I don’t walk in and see Harry Potter posters everywhere I’ll be fine.”
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“You’re encouraged to be broad and choose many different subjects,” she says. “For someone who has missed as much school as I have I want to go back and discover what else there is. I always loved school. I was a proper, proper nerd. I just want that back again.”
The full interview may be read at the link above, while a scan of the article can be found here.

Many thanks to SnitchSeeker!

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73 Comments

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799 Points

Of course, she yearns so much for anonymity and a “normal” life that she’ll pose for any magazine that asks. Funny that.

Posted by DeliaDee on February 07, 2010, 05:56 AM report to moderator
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3777 Points

good for her
she has done a great job and when its all said and done
she should be able to live life as she wants to

Posted by ZachBlack [ROAR] on February 07, 2010, 06:11 AM report to moderator
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I’m pretty sure this isn’t actually a new interview, but rather a collection of quotes from a variety of interviews that came out last year. Also, Sophie is the model she lived with in London, not her roommate at college.

Posted by glitterachi on February 07, 2010, 06:17 AM report to moderator
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1839 Points

I just love Emma :) She always seems to have such a level head & true spirit.

Posted by Lillylove on February 07, 2010, 06:40 AM report to moderator
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4565 Points

Good for Emma. She has always seemed very grounded. Know she will succeed in whatever she does.

Posted by Ron&Hermione-4-ever [ROAR] on February 07, 2010, 06:45 AM report to moderator
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4565 Points

Epilogue scene should be interesting! Want to see Dan,Emma, Rupert, Bonnie, and Tom all look like they are supposed to be pushing 40.

Posted by Ron&Hermione-4-ever [ROAR] on February 07, 2010, 06:45 AM report to moderator
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64 Points

Sophie is a very lucky girl to be rooming with emma.

Posted by samarah 18 on February 07, 2010, 06:58 AM report to moderator
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276 Points

Sorry, Edward, but that´not a new interview. Every single “quote” has been published before and some information is wrong or has already been corrected by EW. A recent People´s Tree related interview was much more authentic than this tabloid one.

Posted by Fonty on February 07, 2010, 07:03 AM report to moderator
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4056 Points

Why did Dan tell her not to live in a university dormitory?

Posted by fifi ~::~ ıɟıɟ {WBM!} {ITC!} on February 07, 2010, 07:29 AM report to moderator
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2525 Points

She desvers at bit of normallcy. I mean she helped us shape hermione in films so now i think she needs to be given a break.

Posted by The Nerd on February 07, 2010, 07:36 AM report to moderator
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1317 Points

Good luck with the anonymity part! The whole world knows who she is and who she portrays except maybe somebody who lives in a cave on a mountain somewhere. She will do just great no matter what she finally decides to do!

Posted by hewy on February 07, 2010, 08:53 AM report to moderator
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Well it’s nice that she wants to be normal not all child stars can grow to have a “normal” life so i wish her the best. But at the same time i want you all to pounder…does the normal college student have their own clothing line and is the face of Burberry? She might need to give up a little more than the “acting in movies bug”. I’m just saying.

Posted by Anna Weasley on February 07, 2010, 09:20 AM report to moderator
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23764 Points

I wonder if she’ll be giving up acting for a more “normal” profession? It kinda sounds like it, doesn’t it? Too bad . . .

Posted by PhoenixFlight [ITC!] on February 07, 2010, 12:37 PM report to moderator
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2890 Points

OMG, could you imagine being Sophie and getting your dorm assignment and seeing Emma Watson’s name under the roommate category. That would have to be awkward.

Posted by Laura Keaton [WBM!] on February 07, 2010, 02:07 PM report to moderator
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Cool! Emma is so awesome!

Posted by LoveTomRiddle [ROAR] on February 07, 2010, 03:10 PM report to moderator
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