Emma Watson is Elle-gant

Emma Watson is Elle-gant

Emma Watson brings out the edge on the August 2009 cover of Elle UK.

In the upcoming issue, on stands TOMORROW, the 19-year-old British actress dishes on her college decisions, her future and how her dad handles her money. Check it:

On making the decision to go to college: “It’s going to sound dramatic, but I feel like it’s going to be my life over as I know it. My whole life has been about and then all of that’s going to shut down and I don’t know what that will be like. I go to university in September – I’ll be doing bits and bobs at Christmas, but September feels like my cut off point, when I’ll really stop Harry Potter.”

On how her father still handles her money: “My dad never told me how much money I was earning. Then, when I hit 18, he was like, ‘I want you to be able to understand that your money isn’t some kind of abstract concept, I want you to have a feel for what it’s worth and what you can do with it.’ The truth is that I’d just like to pretend it [the money] doesn’t exist. It’s amazing how many children are aware from such a young age about money being something important or supposedly impressive.”

On staying true to herself: “I don’t want other people to decide who I am. I want to decide that for myself. I want to avoid becoming too styled and too ‘done’ and too generic. You see people as they go through their career and they just become more and more like everyone else. They start out with something individual about them but it gets lost. Natalie Portman is an exception. I’m in awe of how she’s handled herself.”

On her future plans: “At the moment I feel like I need to go away and figure out what I want to do and be myself for a bit. I just want to take a step back from it and not rush into stuff. I need university to give me that break. People think because I’m going to university I’m never going to act again, but it’s actually me… I want to… figure out how I feel about everything first. Maybe I’ll keep acting, maybe I won’t. I just want to find something where I feel I have to do this. Maybe that’ll happen when I read a script. It felt like that with Hermione [Granger]. I want to feel like that again.”

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  • http://www.miss-roberts.gportal.hu Gerty

    she’s gorgeous, and shes intelligent too

  • nathalia

    she’s gorgeous

  • http://justjaredjr.com amiel

    wow she is so hot!!! gorgeous!! beautiful!! damn it! peace!!!

  • kourtney

    hte air thing was supposed ot be nice okkii dokii

  • the fame

    wow she is really mature.. i hope her luck’
    she is talented and beautiful

  • me

    GORGEOUS! She’s amazing and so intelligent! I love this photoshoot…it’s so edgy! The cover kind of freaks me out a little though.

    But the interview is awesome and I definitely understand her reason for wanting to go college. It makes alot of sense. She’s been in this business since she was 9 years old, so of course she wants to take it slow for awhile. It’s not she’s been making indie films for the past 10 years. She’s been involved with one of the Biggest Film Franchises of all time! :)

  • Lipi Katiha

    i never liked her, but she’s looking gorgeous in these pics!

  • EmmaHasPotential

    i hope she doesnt quit acting, i think she has alot of potential and we still have alot to see from her

  • brenda



  • p.anne

    i agree with brenda. in a certain angle. she does look a little like kristen.

  • gabby

    Could she get anymore beautiful?! Love these pictures and it’s nice to see her in action in the video. She’s such a natural beauty. She pretty much confirmed she’s going to school in the US. I wonder which one it is? But I can’t wait for HBP! Only 15 Days to go!!

  • me


    No she doesn’t. Not at all.

  • Helen walsh

    hm. she doesn’t look like kristen. her chin has the same pointy shape but that’s it. and i think it’d be safe to say that if they look like each other, it’s kristen who looks like her.

    i like kristen, a lot, but in my opinion emma is more of a role model.

  • Helen walsh

    whoa, actually, they’re almost exactly the same age. but still.

  • celia

    She’s beyond gorgeous!! I really hope she continues to act because she’s so talented. And such a great role model. I’m 22 and she inspires me. lol. I think it’s awesome that she and Dan don’t spend any of their money. I think Rupert is the only one who splurges occasionally. But then again Emma is about to go to University.

  • joana

    she’d b perfect for robert pattinson! wud be a nice couple! hope they meet someday n hopefully they might get involved! wud be AWESOME!

  • amara

    wow thats a different side of her i havent seen
    kool to see how she grown up…of course i luv her for harry potter lolz

  • fullmoon

    she’s AWESOME!
    she should be a model

  • saudia

    she can do no wrong I tell you. I love Emma!! Such a gorgeous person and actress. Makes quite the model too.. cannot wait for HP6!!!!!!!!

  • cami

    oh my god she’s so gorgeous – i see her like she was normal, not an actress, im so glad she’s going to college

  • Helen walsh

    @joana: Well, they HAVE met and I swear to you when I was watching the behind the scenes of HP and the Goblet of Fire, when Rob and Emma are on the dressing room together, I would’ve bet everything I owned that they had a… thing. or a flig, whichever you prefer. Of course, I really don’t know and maybe I’m terribly wrong. I won’t go all ‘robsten’ on them. but she’s really someone I would love my brother to date.

  • Kris

    she is so level headed and grounded
    and amazingly smart.
    i want to see her do an interview with another young actress
    that’s ‘hot’ right now, just so emma can stand them up with her intelligence.

    not to mention she’s beautiful!

  • Helen walsh

    @Kris: can you imagine that interview! emma watson and miley cyrus. now that’s a great idea.

  • Helen walsh

    oh no! kristen and emma would be so interesting to watch.

  • celia


    They HAVE met. They spent 10 months together filming Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

  • me

    @Helen walsh:

    Rob said in an interview during GOF promotion that he had a crush on Emma, but considering she was like 14 years old at the time and he was about 19. That would’ve been weird.

  • loulou

    She’s really beautiful and extremely intelligent. Most probably more intelligent then the majority of those you have on that “sidebar” Jared.

  • m

    she so pretty!

  • kamilah

    @brenda: i was thinking that too. in this photo shoot she does look similar to kristen.

  • jbabesss

    she’s effortlessly gorgeous
    loveee herrr
    and harry potter in like 16 days! AHHHH! <3

  • me


    Actually it’s more like 14 DAYS!!! I’m so excited! It comes out on July 15th!! :)

    There’s an exclusive full scene on itunes right now and it just got me sooo pumped to see this movie! More pumped than I already was!

  • http://karoon.tumblr.com karen

    I love the shot where she’s wearing some sort of hat on her head, she looks so cute. She’s extremely photogenic! The cover they chose is kind of weird though. Like awkward.

  • http://alyssa-awesome-loser.blogspot.com alyssa:)

    i love her!
    she’s gorgeous n intelligent! also, i admitted that she’s kinda like kristen stewart!

  • newport beach, 92660

    shes BEAUTIFUL .
    shes somehow blessed with that rare … natural BEAUTY .

    laaaave her (L)


    - audrey ♥

  • Paloma

    @brenda: NO!!!! She is way more beatiful than Kristen! I mean i like kristen, she’s pretty but she looks like a man sometimes. However, Emma is just gorgeous!

    And by the way, Emma and Robert Pattinson do not make a cute couple!!!! She’s wayyy too good for him….. not that i’m a robert hater… i like him.

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