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Emma on Late Show with David Letterman

Emma appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman in an interview taped earlier in the day before the Deathly Hallows Premiere. Wearing a Balmain dress and Christian Louboutin shoes, she also spent some time outside with the fans.

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75 Responses to “Emma on Late Show with David Letterman”

  1. Judy says:

    wow!, she looks stunning!…It’s so sad this is was her last interview with David Letterman promoting for Harry Potter ๐Ÿ™

  2. Thessalie says:

    It’s the 3rd time he shows this f**** clip at the end !

  3. Birgit says:

    Another awful outfit. Emma doesn’t has fashion feeling in the USA. Her dress at the primiere was the most uglies thing I’ve ever seen, her dress at the Today Show was almost just as bad and this… Hmmm, less bad, like the shoes, but stil.. OMG deathly.

  4. .. says:

    “Yes! I’ve been drunk!”
    haha gotta love her honesty ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Jen says:

    So tomorrow its regis and kelly and then thats actually it! So funny, really enjoyed it ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Birgit says:

    Why is she acting like it’s normal to be drunk? I don’t think it’s normal at all! Out of sudden she’s not the good, perfect role model any more, is she?
    Gosh, it’s normal to be tipsy sometimes, not to be drunk! It’s incredibly unhealthy! She’s acting like she’s proud of being drunk, that’s the stupidest thing EVER!
    I really was annoyed when she bowed, felt a bit of dislike towards her and I never had that before.
    And of course I’m still annoyed with her for that Eyemurdering thing she wore at the USA primiere, so that makes it worse.
    oe her interview at Reggis nad Kelly will be smarter.
    Really the dumbest thing she ever did.
    ‘Ill bow for that!’
    Holy god.

    • Stine says:


      • Birgit says:

        Erm, no.

        • Stine says:

          She’s not proud of having been drunk. She satirically bowed because Letterman was making such a big deal out of it, like she can’t drink because she is famous. And she said she got drunk ONCE. But you could see how uncomfortable Letterman was making her feel! She told him she had been drunk to get him to change subjects!!

    • Judy says:


      • berlin says:

        It was just fun! If Emma had said something like “Iยดve never been drunken” or something like that, it would not have been really funny. This is just an entertaining show and not an interview.

    • Brit says:

      I donโ€™t understand how anyone can come away from that interview thinking Emma is a drunk. YOUโ€™VE GOT TO BE JOKING!!!

    • Phoenix says:

      It is normal to be drunk, many people have tried it that’s nothing to be ashamed about at all, after all we are humans and I have to say it takes a few guts say it but again all have been drunk once or twice in there life, hell even i have been that .. And I don’t feel about about it at all. Though I have to say I found this interview kinda funny and entertaining. Though she she seemed to be more relaxed at some parts of the show though.

    • hell's_bells says:

      Well, I bow to you for the one of dumbest comments I’ve ever read. I don’t really know how old are you, but I assume that you are around twelve, so I won’t be rude. Just one advice: when you don’t have nothing intelligent to say (like in this case), please don’t share your “deep thoughts” with us. Thanks in advance ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Elena says:

      so i guess i was the odd ball that actually liked it when she got up and was like hell yeah mofo i have been drunk before. honestly i dont see what the big deal is she has grown up, we all have. Almost everyone in the world drinks and has gotten drunk before. She obviously wasnt like HEYY LETS ALL GET DRUNK!she wasnt promoting drinking. she was like yeah it has happened. it doesnt mean that she isnt a good person or that she shouldnt be a role model.

    • nastya says:

      it’s normal to be drunk once, when you’re a teenager and just sorting out things for yourself, that’s what she said. well, i hope she doesn’t care for those who undersand her badly.

    • Carrie says:

      Uh… it’s perfectly normal to get drunk a couple of times in your life. Especially if you’re hanging out with close friends.

    • Arou says:

      Hum I don’t no you’re age and i’m not judging you, but being drunk once in you’re life is, YES, normal. I liked her bow, too. Letterman is an eccentric, so she’s playing his game and it works.

  7. Sivan says:

    Emma is so beautiful and funny, and I love her dress!!

  8. sachin vyas says:

    in the premier(newyork) There is no emma only fairy who lived in stars.

  9. sachin vyas says:

    i comoposed a song 4u.

    it took year & above.

    sent on ur facebook id & also

    i have 2 facebook id.

    use both of them 4 u.

    Whether It Is The Moon That Comes Every Fourteen Days (full Moon) Or The Sun..
    Whatever You Are, Upon Godโ€™s Oath, You Are Without An Answer.
    Your Hair Is Such That It Looks Like Clouds Have Bent Over Your Shoulders.
    Your Eyes Are Such That It Looks Like The Containers Of Liquor Are Full.
    You Are That Drink (alcoholic) That Is Filled With A Zest For Love.
    Your Face Is Like The Lotus That Is Blooming In The Lakeโ€ฆ.
    Or Like A Ode That Has Been Plucked On The Instrument Of Life.
    My Dear, You Are The Dream Of A Poet.
    The Lightning Of Smiles Are Blooming On Your Lips.
    The Kaikashaan (???) Are Prostrating In Your Anticipation.
    You Are The Prime Of Life Amongst The Love And Beauties Of The World.

    • John says:

      Well, nice song, but the full moon actually comes every 29 and a half days. It’s the half moon that comes every 14 (and a fourth) days.

  10. susang bhatt says:

    i saw the premier.i also can’t believe it last blast of hp series. i thought it looks yesterday released first hp 1.

    i am waiting 4 ur upcoming movies.

    i give u best compliments 4 ur bright future.

    This 4 ur Happy Future.

    smile between thousand of people
    like flower smile in spring
    u become famous in world
    like moon shines between stars

  11. Carmen says:

    It seems like she does not have eyebrows.
    On the other hand,I have never got drunk and I am proud of it because I can have fun without drink.
    Honestly, in this interview I have been a bit upset with her.

  12. trixie says:

    I feel sorry for Emma now. Thats why she was afarid of telling the truth about her getting drunk ONCE.
    + She didn’t wanted to answer. but Letterman pushed it. Some fans are too harsh. I’m glad she said the truth. Had she lied and it come out people wouldn’t believe her anymore.

    Getting drunk ONCE for a young star as hersef is pretty damn awsome, I say. I’m sober as well, never drank myself drunk but I don’t hate on people who made other choises that me.

    Its obv. from pictures that been seen that she is a socially drinker and I also think that people need to take her down from something that she isn’t somehting that THEY- the fans thinks she is.

  13. Sandrine says:

    Guys, she a human being remember? and she is living her life for HER not for you to have a role model… You are talking like you never make mistake, let me laugh!

    Letterman is still useless but well, it’s a pleasure to see Emma ๐Ÿ˜‰

  14. meandme says:

    so I got drunk once too, does that mean I’m a drinker? ๐Ÿ˜›

    • Cait says:

      According to some people on here i think it means your an alcoholic! Have you considered rehab?

  15. Liz says:

    I really enjoyed the interview until I read the comments. Emma never said that it is normal to be drunk o.O she said it is normal to be drunk ONCE and to make the experience that you shouldn’t drink too much.

    Gosh, she’s 21, is it that bad to drink something when you’re at a party? It doesn’t mean you are a drunk. Some people really need to relax. Didn’t look like she’s proud of it.

  16. erikloks says:

    man wtf some of yall are trippin!! emma is the best!

  17. bonnie says:

    Wow guys she’s 21, she’s not the goody two shoes like she was when she was 12. I think now as the Potter series about to end, we’re seeing more of her personality, rather than just Hermione’s. She seems fun and loveable, yet still smart and sophisticated!
    Seriously, just because she got drunk ONCE…ONCEEE in her life doesn’t mean she’s going to turm into Miley Cyrus and the Kardashians…ehh you know what I mean. lol. And she is having the time of her life because Potter is so huge and she gets to go to these enormous premieres and I guess she’s really taking that in and having fun with it. End of story. I hope that made some sense (???) lol. ๐Ÿ˜›
    BTW, loved her dress here and the the NYC premiere ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. Berloche says:

    OMG !

    You are so stupid in fact !

    Because she is famous, she is not “real”? She are not allowed to make some mistakes as us? Please, get a life ! If you need Emma as a model, you have to see somebody.

    She is like us, a human before being a star ๐Ÿ˜‰

    And I am shocked that seems to be the only things you have learn about this interview.

    Sorry for my english ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Does she go to Oxford University? Is that she said?

  19. Berloche says:

    And she is not proud about having been drunk but she is proud to stay a normal person in real life.

    Come on people ! In fact you didn’t understand why she said so… She is Emma Watson, not GOD ๐Ÿ˜‰

  20. Berloche says:

    Waouh ! It is really cool ! Of that, she can be proud ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. Valentina says:

    Love the dress and the shoes, but I gotta admit I didn’t fancy the dress from the NYC premiere, even though I’m happy she finally chose some heavier make-up ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  24. Danielle says:

    Lets be serious. If you can actually be ANGRY at Emma for getting drunk then you’re not a true fan.

    That is all ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Birgit says:

      That doesn’t make sense at all. Just because I donยดt like it that Emma is so cool about her being drunk ONCE, which I think is okay now, I accepted it, doesn’t mean I’m not a fan and you know it. I am a real fan and you have no right to tell me I’m not.

  25. Eff says:

    wow people are being harsh. She was obviously very uncomfortable with him asking her those questions and she finally answered, and moved on. By the end it was obvious she was irritated and flustered, she held her composure really well with him. She doesn’t talk much about her private life and he obviously wanted to dig to get something out of her that she wasn’t chill talking about.

    She isn’t perfect and never claimed to be.

  26. Rebecca says:

    Hey I think it’s just cool that Dan has admitted to not being so proud of his past drinking and has basically stopped it. Good for him!

  27. Carmen says:

    What it made me feel a bit upset with her it wasn’t that she was once drunk, but what she did after saying this she was like “A plaudit please”, I know she has pressure and she told the truth but it was her reaction after saying that. And of course I still think that she is an awesome person, actress,etc. I don’t love less my friends to be drunk of course!

    Anyway I’m not North American nor British but I think that she left British people like more they are more boring I don’t know…if she say that about people from my country I would feel a bit sad.

    • Birgit says:

      Yes I know what you mean. I’m British actually and she’s acting like we ‘all’ are really boring and easy and American people are so cool and enthusiastic. I feel a bit bad about what she said, we aren’t all the same, and Americans aren’t as perfect as she always says.
      I’m not saying they’re bad of course, not at all! You guys rock ! But she’s acting like American’s are better than we are- okay, not really like that, but I hope you know what I mean, it hurt me a little.
      Besides, I don’t think the HP films are ‘good’ I think they are ‘AMAZING’! Like apparently only Americans think about it.

  28. Sam says:

    Whatโ€™s up with all the โ€œholier than thouโ€ comments?? Drinking alcohol is perfectly legal if youโ€™re at least 18 in the UK and 21 in the US. I like to drink wine on occasion. Some of my friends & family do too. That doesnโ€™t make us bad people. OMG, I may even have had too much to drink a time or two. OH NO. I must be going straight to H*LL.

  29. Birgit says:

    Yes I know what you mean. I’m British actually and she’s acting like we ‘all’ are really boring and easy and American people are so cool and enthusiastic. I feel a bit bad about what she said, we aren’t all the same, and Americans aren’t as perfect as she always says.
    I’m not saying they’re bad of course, not at all! You guys rock ! But she’s acting like American’s are better than we are- okay, not really like that, but I hope you know what I mean, it hurt me a little.
    Besides, I don’t think the HP films are ‘good’ I think they are ‘AMAZING’! Like apparently only Americans think about it.

    • Jen says:

      Without starting a fight, you need to get out more. Shes not insulting england, she got drunk once and if she wants to get drunk 100 timeover then its none of your business. She wasnt bragging she was just being bloody honest because letterman wouldnt drop it. Get over it.

  30. angie says:

    I actually enjoyed this interview. I get the fun and the sense of sarcasm from Emma and David. And she looks lovely. I wouldn’t take offense at anything they say, they are having a good time. Lighten up a bit.

  31. Straw says:

    I can’t believe people are freaking out over the part where she said she has gotten drunk once. She’s a grown woman! She could legally drink at 18 back in England and can drink legally in America at the age of 21. Why is this a big deal? The media are all over this now too, and it’s getting more attention than when Daniel Radcliffe said that he drank a lot during the filming of HBP!

    As for the whole reactions of Americans vs. Britians in the show; first off she’s in America with an American host, so I doubt she wouldn’t be enthusiastic for the American reactions and audience.

  32. Summer says:

    She insists that It’s normal to get drunk sometimes. Then why is she so nervous about it? She could have acted cooler…

  33. Cathe says:

    I really don’t like David Letterman…>.>

  34. Sophie says:

    Bloudy hell, she’s 21! Let her have a life for Christ sake!

  35. Berloche says:

    She is nervous because she knows how the people will react…exactly like you did in fact !

    And she is not proud at all, she is just acting like that because she is proud to admit that in front of a lot of people. It is different ๐Ÿ˜‰

  36. Rebecca says:

    I think what she meant about the British is that they are more ‘reserved’ than Americans. That’s a compliment, actually. I’m American and I agree that Americans can be very loud. Of course that’s not an insult to my own country but it’s very true.

  37. Nicole says:

    Hmm, i don’t think Letterman should have asked Emma if she had ever got drunk, i mean like Emma said everyone’s been drunk at least once in their life because that’s what happens when your having a good time out with friends,but she just looked a bit uncomfortable about Letterman asking that question,understandably ๐Ÿ™‚ i agrre with Danielle, if you’re angry/annoyed with Emma for just getting drunk ONCE your not a true fan,i also agree with Jen,get over it it’s not a big deal at all.

  38. Nicole says:


  39. Arthur says:

    I’m pretty sure she meant on her 21st birthday because I recall an interview when she said she drank a lot that night.

  40. Tia says:

    She’s adorable. I cannot wait for the movie in 23 hours!!! And I cannot wait to watch her expand her career! I love her! BEAUTIFUL new layout, btw!!

  41. KS987 says:

    Emma has talked about drinking in past interviews, so I’m surprised with many comments on here. She was just joking around when she took a bow, since she was introduced to alcohol at an early age and doesn’t think of it as a big deal like others. She has said that she doesn’t like getting too drunk and in an interview not too long ago she said the last time it happened was at her 21st birthday, so it seems like something she only does on special occasions around people she knows and trusts. I’m 24 personally and I’ve never been drunk in my life, but that’s because I have absolutely no desire to do so. It’s a personal matter though so that’s probably why Emma seemed uncomfortable talking about it.

    Emma looks absolutely gorgeous as always though. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • dook says:

      The media of course are making a big deal of it too. All the “news” sites are mentioning it. It doesn’t matter if she talked about drinking in the past, the media has a very short memory, and if it was more than a few months ago, it’s now new again.

      Case in point. Emma said in the Seventeen interview she had a crush on Tom Felton for the first movie or 2. Media makes a huge deal about this revelation from Emma. They conveniently forget Emma talked about having a crush on Tom with Regis and Kelly. Back in 2009!

      • KS987 says:

        Indeed. There are plenty of other examples as well. Such as them making a big deal over Emma saying she would do nude scenes(which she said she would only do if she felt the role/movie was worth it), when she had already talked about it in 2007, and just recently they brought up the whole “ten points for Gryffindor” rumor(which was already confirmed false by Emma months earlier) as part of a “bullying” rumor, which she again had to debunk.

  42. Sara says:

    I almost got uncomfortable on Emma’s behalf at how Letterman just wouldn’t leave the topic of alcohol. Personally, I don’t know what I would have done in Emma’s situation, but I definately wouldn’t have managed to handle it as well as she did. Her honesty worked well in the akward situation and in my opinion made her seem really sympathetic and human:)

    • dook says:

      That’s probably the top reason I dislike Letterman. He is always bringing up topics he knows will make his victim guest uncomfortable.

  43. Jen Gambale says:

    That was the most hilarious interview I’ve ever seen with her! So funny! xDD

  44. Juzzy says:

    I thought Emma still had to complete 2nd year in College?

  45. meredith says:

    guys stop tripping! Emma was drunk ONCE. And even if there are more occasions of that, does it matter? She’s beautiful, successful, filthy rich, and loads more talented than many of us. I think it’s important that we recognize the fact that she’s not an alien– she’s human and we are all bound to get drunk once or twice! Oh and, her bow= badass.
    I applaud her for embracing what happened rather than trying to hide it.

  46. artalus says:

    Come on guys! David is a humorist, it’s part of his show. Seriously, I love it when Emma goes to the Late Show, and how many said, it’s hilarious to see how Emma has fun with the interview.