Emma Watson, who is starring as Disney’s Belle in the remake of “Beauty and the Beast” has decided to stop taking photos with fans, and not because she is being a snobby celebrity, but rather in order to protect the actresses own privacy.
Watson had recently said to Vanity Fair in an interview that she hopes to spend the same amount of time with fans despite her new no-photo policy.
“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,” she stated. “They can see what I’m wearing and who I’m with. I just can’t give that tracking data.”
What She Will Allow
He will allow autographs as well as questions, however. “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,’” she mentioned. “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.”
Fame and Notoriety
Watson had shot to her current fame status when she starred as beloved Harry Potter character Hermione Granger in the series, and has consistently strived to become a role model for women and girls worldwide. She hopes her new character, Belle, from Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” can be a role model too.
“That’s the kind of woman I would want to embody as a role model, given the choice. There’s this kind of outsider quality that Belle had, and the fact that she had this really empowering defiance of what was expected of her,” she said to Total Film.