Emma Watson on Fame’s Domino Effect & Getting Advice From Her Parents

Posted by PZ on August 21st, 2012


Emma Watson has spoken on how her fame has changed her life. The ‘Harry Potter’ actress says she can’t go anywhere public without being asked for a photograph or an autograph, and the second one person asks, a domino effect happens and she is suddenly surrounded by fans with no escape, and she often feels like she cant manage on her own because those situations can quickly become crazy:

“If I went to somewhere busy, I wouldn’t last very long. I can’t go to a museum, I’ll last 10 or 15 minutes in a museum. The problem is that when one person asks for a photograph, then someone sees a flash goes off, then everyone else sort of . . . it’s sort of like a domino effect. And then very quickly the situation starts to get out of control to a point where I can’t manage it on my own.”

After being cast as Hermione in ‘Harry Potter’, Emma says her parents did their best to lead her and give her advice. Emma says her mother helped her prepare for public interviews by giving her a smart piece of advice that has since helped her every time she’s spoken in public:

“They gave me the best advice they could, and I think they gave me very good advice. But my mum particularly said, ‘Right, you’re going to go into these interviews and they’re going to ask you anything they feel like asking you, and every time they ask you a question, think about whether you’d be comfortable discussing it with a stranger.’”

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