A few days ago, Emma was giving an interview and she got asked what it's like to be famous. Here's what she said:
“My mum said to me very early on in my career, “Never give anyone information that you aren’t comfortable discussing at any time, anywhere and with anyone – once you open the door on a subject it’s very difficult to close it.” That is very true and I am a very private person. It's not always easy to follow but I try to keep it in mind.”
This advice is true even if you're not famous. Apart from her mom's great advice, she also got some advice about being an actor specifically:
"A film critic also once told me that acting was unlike any other in the entertainment industry – an actors job is to tell other people’s stories; to suspend an audiences disbelief and make them believe you are who you are portraying. That job is made almost impossible if your audience know too much about you, the actor, as a person. That has always stayed with me and the older I get the more I see the wisdom in it."
Even though Emma kept her mom's advice in mind, she recognizes that it's difficult to follow it sometimes:
“However, as much as I might want to do that, I have to acknowledge that it’s not totally possible with the way my career turned out! People have watched me grow up and I think Harry Potter became more famous than I or I think anyone ever anticipated."
Next month, Emma's new movie The Perks of Being a Wallflower comes out, which also stars Logan Lerman and Nina Dobrev. The photo from above is one of the latest screenshots from the movie.