Watson has magically evolved from child star to UN ambassador goddess. How did she do it?
On becoming an international starlet after getting the role of Hogwarts’ Hermione, Watson didn’t rest on her laurels. While spending hours on film sets, she continued to study hard achieving eight A* and two A grades at GCSE level, and straight As at A level. She went on to graduate in English Literature from the Ivy League’s Brown University, Rhode Island, having juggled her further education with five major Hollywood films.
“I don’t want the fear of failure to stop me from doing what I really care about.” Overcoming fear and learning from mistakes have helped Watson to be the impressive and hugely successful figures she is today.
STAND FOR SOMETHING
Watson has transcended the acting and modelling industries – she’s now a leader of people. Gryffindor was never going to hold her for long; Watson believes in a better and more equal world, and her gender rights work has seen her develop into an inspirational role model and a UN ambassador.
FOLLOW YOUR HEART
“I’m going to do what I want to do. I’m going to be who I really am.” Watson has moulded her career out of doing what she loves and pursuing what she’s passionate about. “Acting was never about the money for me.”
She has never been afraid to speak her mind, and walk one way while the rest
of her peers are heading in the opposite direction. She ignored fame by rooming with a stranger and sharing a bathroom with eight people at college, and rejects Hollywood’s vision of female beauty: “I don’t have perfect teeth, I’m not stick thin. I want to be the person who feels great in her body and can say that she loves it and doesn’t want to change anything.”
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