Emma Watson Tells 'Elle UK' How Critics Have Toughened Her Up

Emma Watson Tells 'Elle UK' How Critics Have Toughened Her Up

Emma Watson is opening up about how she has dealt with critics for the March 2017 issue of Elle UK, on sale now.

Here is what the 26-year-old Beauty and the Beast actress had to share with the mag:

On taking a year off from acting to concentrate on activism: “It wasn’t about me necessarily proving anything…I was just thinking that I have this year to myself, so let’s see what we can do to ‘move the needle’ and make a difference.”

On dealing with her critics: “It really toughened me up…There is a level of criticism that comes with being an actress and a public figure, which I expect, but once you take a stance on something like feminism, that’s a completely different ball game.”

Click inside to read more from the interview…

On whether she would consider writing her own book: “I need to see and do a bit more first… I’m no expert, and when people push me into a corner of ‘here’s Emma Watson to lecture you on feminism,’ it’s uncomfortable because I am aware I have a long way to go. I am not sure I deserve all the respect I get yet, but I’m working on it.”

On her role as Belle in Beauty and the Beast: “For me, Beauty was the perfect, most joyful thing to do… There was something connected about Hermione and Belle, and it was good to be reminded that I am an actress; this is what I do. The film is pure escapism.”

For more from Emma, visit ElleUK.com!


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Emma Watson Sings 'Belle' with the Townspeople in 'Beauty & The Beast' First Look Clip!

Emma Watson Sings 'Belle' with the Townspeople in 'Beauty & The Beast' First Look Clip!

The first look at Emma Watson singing her character’s first song, “Belle,” from the upcoming movie Beauty and the Beast has been released!

The clip opens with the townspeople singing the famous, “Bonjour! Bonjour! Bonjour, bonjour, bonjour!”

Emma then goes into Belle’s line, “There goes the baker with his tray like always, the same old bread and rolls to sell. Ev’ry morning just the same, since the morning that we came, to this poor provincial town.”

Belle then shares a moment with the baker and you might notice that some of the dialogue between the two characters has been changed from the animated film. In the original film she says the book she just finished is about “a beanstalk and an ogre,” but in the live-action remake she says, “it’s about two lovers in fair Verona,” in reference to Romeo and Juliet.


“Belle” Clip – Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

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Emma Watson Kicks Off 'Beauty & The Beast' Press Tour in Paris

Emma Watson Kicks Off 'Beauty & The Beast' Press Tour in Paris

Emma Watson is getting an early start on press for her upcoming movie Beauty and the Beast!

The 26-year-old actress was joined by co-stars Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, and Josh Gad at a photo call held at the appropriately named Hotel Meurice on Monday (February 20) in Paris, France.

Emma just started a brand new Instagram account to document her travels around the globe to promote the live-action remake of the Disney animated musical.

“About to set off on day one of the @beautyandthebeast press tour with Team Watson… Hello Paris! Bonjour! I’ve started a new Instagram called @the_press_tour so you can follow our journey. I hope you enjoy seeing what goes on behind the scenes. It takes a village! Love, Emma,” she said.

Go follow Emma‘s journey now at @The_Press_Tour!

FYI: Emma is wearing a Louis Vuitton dress.


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'Fifty Shades Darker' Soundtrack Tops Billboard 200 Chart

'Fifty Shades Darker' Soundtrack Tops Billboard 200 Chart

The Fifty Shades Darker soundtrack comes in strong at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart!

Featuring the lead single “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever” from Zayn and Taylor Swift, the record earned 123,000 equivalent album units in the week ending February 16, according to Billboard, 72,000 of which were in traditional album sales.

In case you don’t know, the Billboard 200 ranks the most popular albums of the week in the U.S. based on multi-metric consumption – traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA), and streaming equivalent albums (SEA).

Other artists on the album include Sia, Halsey, Nick Jonas, and Nicki Minaj.

The original Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack peaked at No. 1 back in 2015.


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'Fifty Shades Darker' Soundtrack Tops Billboard 200 Chart

'Fifty Shades Darker' Soundtrack Tops Billboard 200 Chart

The Fifty Shades Darker soundtrack comes in strong at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart!

Featuring the lead single “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever” from Zayn and Taylor Swift, the record earned 123,000 equivalent album units in the week ending February 16, according to Billboard, 72,000 of which were in traditional album sales.

In case you don’t know, the Billboard 200 ranks the most popular albums of the week in the U.S. based on multi-metric consumption – traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA), and streaming equivalent albums (SEA).

Other artists on the album include Sia, Halsey, Nick Jonas, and Nicki Minaj.

The original Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack peaked at No. 1 back in 2015.


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Joe Jonas & DNCE Sit Courtside at NBA All-Star Saturday Night

Joe Jonas & DNCE Sit Courtside at NBA All-Star Saturday Night

Joe Jonas is spending his Saturday night at the NBA All-Star game!

The 27-year-old singer sat courtside at the event held at Smoothie King Center on Saturday (February 18) in New Orleans, La.

He was joined by his DNCE band mates Jack Lawless, JinJoo Lee, and Cole Whittle, who snapped a few pics while standing mid-court.

As always, the group showed off their super trendy styles.

“Waiting for the Slam Dunk contest like…” Joe captioned a photo he shared on Instagram, which you can see here.

The night before, the band surprised fans battling cancer at a dance marathon.

Also pictured inside: Joe performing during the 2017 Taco Bell Skills Challenge during the same event.


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Emma Watson Addresses Beauty & the Beast's Stockholm Syndrome Accusations

Emma Watson Addresses Beauty & the Beast's Stockholm Syndrome Accusations

Emma Watson is opening up about concerns that her upcoming Beauty and the Beast movie features the psychological phenomenon of Stockholm syndrome (aka feelings of trust or affection felt in certain cases of kidnapping or hostage-taking by a victim toward a captor).

The 26-year-old actress disagrees with any accusations of the sort, as she thought carefully about playing Belle before taking on the role, making sure she didn’t portray her as a victim.

“It’s something I really grappled with at the beginning: the Stockholm-syndrome question,” she told Entertainment Weekly in its February 24th/March 3rd 2017 issue. “That’s where a prisoner will take on the characteristics of and fall in love with the captor. Belle actively argues and disagrees with [Beast] constantly.”

“She has none of the characteristics of someone with Stockholm syndrome because she keeps her independence; she keeps that freedom of thought,” Emma went on. “I also think there is a very intentional switch where, in my mind, Belle decides to stay. She’s giving him hell. There is no sense of ‘I need to kill this guy with kindness.’ Or any sense that she deserves this. In fact, she gives as good as she gets. He bangs on the door, she bangs back. There’s this defiance that ‘You think I’m going to come and eat dinner with you and I’m your prisoner – absolutely not.’”

Click inside to hear what else Emma had to say…

“The other beautiful thing about the love story is that they form a friendship first,” she added. “There is this genuine sharing, and the love builds out of that, which in many ways is more meaningful than a lot of love stories, where it was love at first sight. They are having no illusions about who the other one is. They have seen the worst of one another, and they also bring out the best.”


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Vin Diesel Duets With Selena Gomez on Her New Single 'It Ain't Me' - Listen Now!

Vin Diesel Duets With Selena Gomez on Her New Single 'It Ain't Me' - Listen Now!

Yep, you totally read that right – Vin Diesel is featured on a new mix of Selena Gomez‘s new track “It Ain’t Me”!

The 49-year-old xXx: Return of Xander Cage actor took to Facebook to share his feelings about Selena‘s collaborator, Norwegian DJ Kygo, mixing his voice into the song.

“All love…” he captioned the video below.

“WOW!!!! The new Kygo mix is up on my Facebook page. I stepped out of my comfort zone for this one, haha,” Vin added on Instagram. “Let me know what you think. Thank you @kygomusic for producing this 2017 HIT! Thank you for believing in me enough to ask me to sing. Thank you @Selenagomez for bringing that beautiful and magical voice. Pained and celebratory simultaneously. I followed your lead when I went into the booth…”

“For years I have done low tech karaoke for you die hard fans, often showing a different and emotional side,” he went on. “But I was never invited into a professional studio, or never had the courage to try it for real with an engineer and everything. The magician somehow took my voice and added it to the super talented SelenaKygo sent over the track today and I am Speechless. Wow. Just speechless.”

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Vin Diesel & Selena Gomez – “It Ain’t Me”

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Joe Jonas & DNCE Surprised Fans at a Dance Marathon

Joe Jonas & DNCE Surprised Fans at a Dance Marathon
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Demi Lovato Fights With Boyfriend Guilherme 'Bomba' Vasconcelos - in Jiu-Jitsu! (Video)

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Demi Lovato Fights With Boyfriend Guilherme 'Bomba' Vasconcelos - in Jiu-Jitsu! (Video)

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Nick Jonas Hopes People Get Down to 'Bom Bidi Bom' - in the Bedroom!

Nick Jonas Hopes People Get Down to 'Bom Bidi Bom' - in the Bedroom!

That’s right, Nick Jonas came right out and said it.

The 24-year-old singer admitted that he hopes fans of his steamy track with Nicki Minaj, “Bom Bidi Bom,” play it while they’re getting intimate!

“I just tried to bring some soul to it, and have fun with a song that I hope a lot of people have sex to,” he told Entertainment Tonight.

The track is part of the Fifty Shades Darker soundtrack. (Stream the full album here!)

“I haven’t seen this scene yet, but I’ve heard from many people that it is… an explosive scene,” he added about the moment during which the song is played in the film.

“I love Nicki. She’s amazing, she killed her verse,” Nick went on. “It’s incredible. I might be biased, but I think it’s one of her best.”

Pictured: Nick arriving at Catch LA for dinner on Thursday (February 16) in West Hollywood, Calif.


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