Emma Watson looks elegant on the cover of the Women’s Fashion Fall 2012 issue of The New York Times “T” Style Magazine. The 22-year-old actress – who is currently promoting The Perks Of Being A Wallflower – talks about the movie, doing an American accent, and college.
To practice speaking like an American – Emma explains that she remembered when she was little she’d sing along to the radio.
“Why do you sing in an American accent? I guess it was because a lot of the music I was listening to had American vocalists. And that was something Steve (Chbosky) said to me as well: try singing the lines in an American accent. That kind of opened me up. Then I worked with a dialogue coach and I just put in the time to really, really listen and just go over it and over it and over it until I could do it without thinking about it too hard. And I just knew it was really important.”
On college Emma says it wasn’t easy.
She says, “Yes, college is tough. My first two years at Brown weren’t easy. Not because I was bullied or because anyone gave me a particularly hard time, but just because, you know…at Brown everyone does completely different things and very much chooses their own path, which is great, but it’s also much more difficult, too. You’re not with a group of people all the time at one time.”
Overall Emma seems thrilled to be in Perks. She also spoke with MTV about the flick this week.
She shares, “I feel like I’ve been waiting for ‘Perks.’ I was waiting for this story, this script, this moment. I was a huge ‘Harry Potter’ fan even before I did the movies, and I thought I would never find a character or material I care about so deeply and personally as I did that, and then this came along and completely swept it all.”