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About dressing the way she wants (2007): "In interviews like this and when I'm working on Harry Potter I can dress myself, but the stylists on those shoots have a strong view of what they want you to look like. So sometimes it's a bit of a battle between what they want you to be and what I really am, so I'm like, 'Please take off the eyeliner', or 'Please don't put me in those awful shoes', or whatever it is."

Clarke's Inspiration Story


Everybody knows the nervous feeling that arises right before a speech or some kind of big event; what a lot of people don't know is what it is like to have that feeling all the time. As a current sufferer of an anxiety disorder, my day to day life has often been filled with periods of extreme mental and physical stress, and sometimes it's hard to find a bright spot to keep you going. I found mine in Emma Watson. While I was a fan of the first two movies, it was not until the third that I really took notice of what an astounding actress she is, and my awe led me to this wonderful site where I was able to be in the company of others who are fans of Miss Watson and I was able to see her smiling face everyday. The importance of staying positive is the key to fighting of any kind of illness, but it is sometimes hard to stay positive when things look so bleak. As I found out more and more about Emma I began to notice how she was always smiling in the pictures, always willing to stay behind and sign an extra autograph. She always appears so kind and generous and positive, and I could not expose myself to this everyday and not have it rub off on me. She has dealt with so much at such a young age and pulled it off with such beauty and grace that her attitude became infectious; how can you not look at that always smiling face and not start to smile yourself? Her constant positive attitude is a major ray of light for me when things get dark. She works so hard at acting, and she has also inspired me to keep writing, which is what I'd love to do with my life, in the hopes of someday getting something published. Even though acting and writing are two different things, her incredible commitment to her craft has inspired a similar drive in me. While I am still dealing with this anxiety problem, I feel that I have started to look at things in a far better light, and I have the lovely Emma Watson to thank for this. A lot of the bright spots in my life over the past months have been due to her, and that is just one of the reasons I am such a big fan of hers. She will probably never know how she has inspired me to keep going, but I will always be grateful to her for just being the wonderful person we all know she is.