Emma Watson honore with the 'Women of the Year' award at the ELLE Style awards and she is the March 2017 cover star of ELLE UK magazine. On the cover which was shot by Kerry Hallihan, she is wearing a STELLA MCCARTNEY SPRING 2017 top. In the issue, she talks her new film 'Beauty and the Beast', dealing with critics, her activism work and more. Continue below to read some excerpts from her interview. For more on Emma's feature, visit ElleUK.com and pick up a copy on newsstand today.
'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 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.'
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.'
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.'
Credit: ELLE UK magazine