This is the reason Emma Watson doesn't take photos with fans

Emma Watson, former nerd witch and current Disney princess, is on the cover of this month's Vanity Fair looking exactly like you'd expect someone who told Disney to "feminist up" their latest fairytale to look: chic, delicate, but with a fierce up-do and statement brows. Part of that involves fan photos.

As Emma said recently, the line between her public and private life is very much necessary for her stability.

"For me, it's the difference between being able to have a life and not", she says.

For Watson, the rule is about privacy - and who can blame her?

Chris Rankin (who played Percy Weasley) replied to it, saying: "That's a bit creepy mate, if I'm honest. I just can't give that tracking data", Watson added.

Although she does make the odd exception for young fans seeking a picture with their favourite actress.

She's not rude or mean to her fans though, and will happily take the time to chat to people or sign an autograph: "I'll say, "I will sit here and answer every single Harry Potter fandom question you have but I just can't do a picture".

Unlike other celebrities who grew up in the Hollywood spotlight, Watson was announced for the Harry Potter movies at the age of 10, and soon the age of social media would begin. Soon after that, the age of social media began.

[VF writes that Watson has had numerous experiences with stalkers.]"
People will say to me, 'Have you spoken to Jodie Foster or Natalie Portman?".

In the new interview, Emma also opened up about her worry that she is too serious for the acting world, sharing: "I've been doing this since I was 10 or 11, and I've often thought, I'm so wrong for this job because I'm too serious; I'm a pain in the a**; I'm hard; I don't fit. They have both said that technology has changed the game".

Watson's concern is completely understandable considering the intensity of the Harry Potter fandom - which often borders on obsession.

"I have met fans that have my face tattooed on their body". I sensed if this was something I was ever going to step away from it was now or never, ' she said.

  • Salvatore Jensen