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About Hermione (2005): "It feels sometimes I don't really have to act anymore, as I'm so close to her and know her so well. And there's so much of me in her, and her in me that, it feels I'm barely doing anything sometimes. So, I think it's been wonderful and I'm very fond of Hermione's character and I think that she's turned into someone that a lot of people can identify with and I think she's a great role model."

Emma’s 26th Birthday

Every year Emma-Watson.net creates a birthday project as a way for fans to show their support for Emma. This will be our 11th year! Many of us have grown up with Emma, and some of you have been part of the projects since the beginning. Let’s make it a good one.

You can send in birthday messages, art work, poems, stories, photos, video messages or anything else you can think of to say Happy Birthday. We’ll try to include everything. The finished birthday card will be posted online.

Emma’s 26th Birthday Project

 

April Calendar Competition

The April Calendar Competition is now open.

  • The size of the calendar should be at least 1024×768. Higher resolutions are good. Widescreen is also allowed.
  • Calendars must be in a common graphics format such as jpg, tiff, gif or png.
  • It must have Emma-Watson.net and April and it should have the dates. It should be mostly original work, and images used should be respectful of Emma’s privacy.
  • The deadline to submit calendars is March 28.
  • No more than 3 entries per person. Please send entries to emmawatson.graphics@gmail.com

 

Emma Launches HeForShe Arts Week

On Tuesday, Emma Watson launched HeForShe’s Art Week in New York City at The Public Theater. Emma’s introduction was followed by a panel discussion with actor and UNESCO Special Envoy for Peace Forest Whitaker, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, and First Lady of NYC Chirlane McCray “on the powerful role arts play in shaping behaviours, norms and perceptions that shape our cultural view of gender”. After the discussion, Emma went to the Empire State Building for a lighting ceremony, illuminating the building in HeForShe magenta. Arts Week continues through March 15.

 

Emma and Tom Hanks Cover Esquire

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Emma Watson and Tom Hanks will cover a special “Women & Men” issue of Esquire. Emma revealed the cover on twitter, saying the magazine will feature 26 pages on why gender equality is an issue that involves us all, not just women. The April issue goes on sale Friday.

 

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March 2016 Calendar

 

Congratulations to Monika, our winner for the March Calendar Competition!

 

 

Honorable mention to Hilma and Talyia. Thank you to everyone that entered, and thank you to those who voted. All the competition entries can be viewed here.

 

March Calendar Vote

Time to choose our March calendar.

Remember, you only get to vote one time. Do not vote multiple times from different emails, and do not ask your friends to come and vote on your calendar. Let’s keep the competition fair.

 

To vote with a google account

Just sign in to your google account then go here to view the calendars and rate them with 1 to 5 stars. No more trying to choose one favourite, opening multiple windows, or having to write your choices in an email. If you don’t have a google account, you can still vote the old way below.

 

To vote without a google account.

  1. View the calendars here. Click on the thumbnails to see a larger preview image. Take your time, make sure you scroll all the way to the end and check out all the calendars.
  2. Choose your favourite 5 calendars, and write down their numbers in order, from best to 5th place. You don’t have to choose 5, you can vote for just one if you like, but you can vote for 5.
  3. Send your vote in an email to emmawatson.contest@gmail.com .

Voting is open through March 1, 00:00 GMT.

Emma and An Evening with Gloria Steinem

On Wednesday Emma Watson spent the evening with journalist and activist Gloria Steinem talking about feminism and gender equality. The sold out event was held at the Emmanuel Centre in London. Emma chose Steinem’s latest book My Life on the Road as the first read for her book club Our Shared Shelf. Started in January, her club soon became the largest group on Goodreads with over 100,000 members, twice that of the next most popular.

 

 

Video of the event has been released on Our Shared Shelf.

New Colonia Poster

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We have a new character poster of Emma Watson as Lena from Colonia thanks to Screen Media. The film opens April 15 in theaters and VOD in the US.

Inspired by true events, COLONIA tells the story of Lena (Emma Watson) and Daniel (Daniel Brühl), a young couple, who become entangled in the Chilean military coup of 1973. Daniel is abducted by Pinochet’s secret police and Lena tracks him to a sealed off area in the South of the country, called Colonia Dignidad. The Colonia presents itself as a charitable mission run by lay preacher Paul Schäfer Michael Nyqvist) but, in fact, is a place nobody ever escaped from. Lena decides to join the cult in order to find Daniel.

Emma Taking a Year Off from Acting

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In a conversation with author and social activist bell hooks, Emma Watson revealed she will be taking a year off from acting. Emma and hooks discuss feminism, reading, and the reasons for her hiatus. You can read the complete article published in Papermag here.

hooks: “As part of your efforts for activism and for self-growth, you’re taking a year away from acting. That’s a big decision.”

Watson: “I’m taking a year away from acting to focus on two things, really. My own personal development is one. I know that you read a book a day. My own personal task is to read a book a week, and also to read a book a month as part of my book club. I’m doing a huge amount of reading and study just on my own. I almost thought about going and doing a year of gender studies, then I realized that I was learning so much by being on the ground and just speaking with people and doing my reading. That I was learning so much on my own. I actually wanted to keep on the path that I’m on. I’m reading a lot this year, and I want to do a lot of listening.”

And she’ll continue on with her work for HeForShe and the UN:

“This January, our HeForShe IMPACT champions are ten CEOs who for the first time will be releasing to the media what their companies look like internally. So how many CEOs are male or female, the gender wage gap. We’ll be making all of these statements completely transparent, which is huge. It’s never been done before. I’m very interested and excited to see how that works out. I’ll also take another field trip in the next two or three months. We are organizing a HeForShe arts week, a university tour, and launching the HeForShe website. It’s a lot. There’s a lot to do.”

New Trailer and Stills from Colonia

A new trailer and more stills from Florian Gallenberger’s Colonia have been released. The film opens April 15 in limited release in theaters and Video on Demand in the US. Tax day or Emma’s birthday, depending on your priorities.

Inspired by true events, COLONIA tells the story of Lena (Emma Watson) and Daniel (Daniel Brühl), a young couple, who become entangled in the Chilean military coup of 1973. Daniel is abducted by Pinochet’s secret police and Lena tracks him to a sealed off area in the South of the country, called Colonia Dignidad. The Colonia presents itself as a charitable mission run by lay preacher Paul Schäfer Michael Nyqvist) but, in fact, is a place nobody ever escaped from. Lena decides to join the cult in order to find Daniel.