When audiences first laid eyes on 11-year-old Emma Watson in 2001′s “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” it’s doubtful many predicted the young star would become one of the most successful and highly paid actresses of her generation. Not only that, but the British ingenue has also become a budding style icon, nabbing ad campaigns for Burberry and getting involved with the fair-trade fashion brand People Tree.
When MTV News caught up with the 20-year-old, we asked how she felt about the “fashion icon” label and whether having her face plastered all over magazines and blogs creates added pressure when she’s deciding what to wear.
“I keep hearing that ‘fashion icon’ thing, and it makes me nervous, please don’t say that,” Watson pleaded. “It’s obviously a huge compliment but I’m suddenly aware that every outfit I wear is being analyzed.”
Apart from her fancy red-carpet ensembles, Watson said she often dresses down.
“I do when I’m at college. I don’t put in half as much effort as I probably should,” Watson said of her casual Brown University wardrobe. “I get very lazy. But I still try to have fun with it and try not to pay too much attention and kind of enjoy it,” she said.
Speaking of having fun, Watson threw us for a loop at the U.S. premiere of “Deathly Hallows – Part 1″ on Monday, when we told her that her Calvin Klein dress had gotten a 90 percent approval rating from our viewers.
“Awww, really? Wow, that’s such a high percentage!” she exclaimed. “Wow, I aced it, obviously. That’s great.”
Asked what might she do to get the full 100 percent rating, Watson had a surprising suggestion. “I don’t know, take it off?” she quipped.
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