Butfor a world famous actress, Ms. Watson has another option: Whether or not to appear nude in a photo layout.
Hermione Granger – and Emma Watson – have emerged as the breakout stars of the Harry Potter franchise, not a shocker when you consider the dearth of comparable female role models. Obviously, the logical next step is nudity!
A poll that came out yesterday found that Hermione has surpassed Harry as the series’ most popular character, and that 51% of those polled felt Watson had the best chance of a good post-Potter career. That’s encouraging: after all, Hermione is a character defined by her intelligence and scholarship, as well as her bravery and loyalty. Watson, meanwhile, has always come across as composed and thoughtful in interviews, and seems to be choosing her adult career carefully, edging more towards high-fashion than Maxim.
So all this should be really, encouraging, right? Well, maybe, except for the part where, according to Reuters, they feel that career could be as “a sex symbol.” And that 67% of the same poll-ees “approved” the idea of her appearing naked.
What does a girl have to do? Yes, her upcoming Elle cover is more mature than her Teen Vogue shoots. And it’s true that Hermione and Ron have filmed (apparently with much embarrassment) a long-awaited onscreen snog. But besides a paparazzi shot of her drinking a few years ago, and an accidental flash of panties (which Letterman was quick to leer about), what has Emma Watson done to warrant polls about her nudity or lecherous salivating?
Two excellent points there. Somehow it doesn’t surprise me that Letterman made a comment about seeing Emma Watson’s panties. That guy is currently heading the “most likely to be named a dirty old man” poll at my house. I think he’ll be luck to finish out hte year intact, assuming Emma doesn’t turn him into a toad, or Bristol Palin beat the snot out of him.
Second, what exactly has Emma Watson done to warrant polls about her appearing nude, other than being a prominent female in a medium frequented by teenaged boys?
And why exactly does the Hollyweird crowd find this so “normal”?
I despair for the day Ms. Watson makes such an impetuous and foolish choice. She is an attractive young lady who has made enough (or will sooon make enough) money that she probably won’t have to work again for the rest of her life. Why in the world she woul want to show the world her stuff will not gain her another movie contract, or extend whatever career she still has. It will simply make her another object of derision and lust in an industry built on derision and lust,
For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flowers fall away
(1st Peter 1:24)
Don’t do it, Emma. Show your intelligence. And stop taking slutty pictures with the likes of “Elle” magazine.