By: Sahar Mourad
She grew up in front of the screens as the most loved witch in the Harry Potter series, and became one of the world’s best role models, Emma Watson continues to show off her talents to the whole world.
Despite growing up on the big screens, Emma did not let that stop her from achieving some of her goals. By splitting her time between filming projects such as Perks of Being a Wallflower, Emma studied at Brown University and Oxford University, and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature from Brown. Emma also modelled for Burberry and Lancôme. In 2014 she was selected as a UN Women Goodwill Ambassador, where she was able to launch the UN Women Campaign HeForShe, which called on men to advocate gender equality.
Emma is such a determined person, and was constantly working that she even decided to create her own clothing line. She experimented with designing her own, ethically made clothing line sourced from organic producers and she has collaborated with People Tree, a fair-trade clothing organization, on three collections. “It was such hard work,” she said.
A role model to all, at the age of 25, Emma has strived and achieved many things, however she sometimes would appreciate a world of anonymity. It would have been difficult for her to grow up in front of the screens and having the paparazzi know her every move.
Her acting career began at the age of 9, and she grew up with Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint, as well as other main characters within the Harry Potter series. Their relationship was one of brothers and sister as they were always able to confide with each other, and help each other wherever possible.
However, Emma wanted more. Craving for a life where she can act as well as do something she loved, Emma was not going to sign on to the final two Harry Potter films unless changes were made to accommodate her desire to study at university.
Since then Emma has used her power, her voice and influence to make a difference in the world. However, she admits that there’s nothing wrong with making mistakes and that nothing should stop you from achieving your dreams.
“I’ve probably earned the right to screw up a few times,” she says. “I don’t want the fear of failure to stop me from doing what I really care about.”
Nothing is impossible once you set your mind to it.
“I don’t want the fear of failure to stop me from doing what I really care about.”