Emma Watson transforms from Harry Potter’s precocious overachiever to a full-blown glamour girl in the August issue of Teen Vogue.
EMMA ENCHANTED (P. 102): Sassy starlet Emma Watson has a lot to look forward to these days. The fifth installment of the Harry Potter films, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, hits theaters this month. The seventh book is being split between two films, which means the actress is currently promoting one movie, shooting another, and in pre-production on a third. “I don’t think I’ve ever been this tired in my life!” she says.
In the midst of filming, Emma plans to start college in the fall to study English Literature and art. The determined actress, who would like to live with a roommate in the freshman dorms, will not disclose where she is attending: “I probably sound like a paranoid nut, but I’m doing this because I want to be normal. I really want anonymity.”
Perhaps her decision to attend college is in part because she’s still not 100 percent sure that she wants to be a movie star. “There’s not a burning passion in me that I have to act and I don’t care what I do,” she admits. “Until something comes along that I feel as strongly about as I did Hermione-like, I felt that it was life or death-I don’t want to act again.”
The poised actress also has a strong interest in fashion and a notable personal style. A fan of brands like Chanel, Balenciaga, and Burberry, Emma is careful to make sure her outfits never look overdone. She explains: “There’s nothing interesting about looking perfect-you lose the point. You want what you’re wearing to say something about you, about who you are.”
Other highlights from the August issue of Teen Vogue, on newsstands July 1, include:
RECESSIONISTAS (P. 114): From flea markets to vintage finds, savvy teens share chic ways to score a steal without compromising their passion for fashion.
GUT FEELING (P. 82): Teen Vogue investigates the effects of eating billions of bacteria, perhaps uncovering the secret to increased immunity, better digestion, and even weight loss.
LUCKY NUMBER (P. 80): From a close-up view of the runway show to the making of their iconic No. 5 scent, beauty and health editor Eva Chen goes backstage with Chanel.
SUPERBAD (P.110): Actors Robert Pattinson and Ed Westwick don’t always play by the rules-which only helps to increase their appeal. Why are smart girls drawn to boys who are nothing but trouble?
WINNERS CIRCLE (P. 122): Teens today seem to spend as much time comparing themselves to their peers as they do befriending them. Eva Chen reports on the rise of rivalry, from school and sports to style.
REALITY CHECK (P. 130): Test your style smarts for back-to-school fashion with cool button-downs, grunge-chic kicks, and oversized book bags.
Get the inside scoop on Emma’s cover shoot with Teen Vogue at http://www.teenvogue.com/go/emmawatson.