BFF Status: Emma Watson Edition

We were all introduced to Emma Watson as a little frizzy-haired wizard in the Harry Potter franchise. And for nearly 10 years, that’s what we knew her as. But now that she has ended her run as Hermione Granger, she’s stepped out in Hollywood in a big way. She has carefully chosen her film roles, and has won over hearts in America as a real down-to-earth celebrity, who is smart, sophisticated, funny and a good role model (unlike many young stars in her position).

Celebrity Crushes
Emma would totally be the girl that would join our sleepover party and gossip about celebrity boys with. In fact, she recently proved her normalness on a british talk show, reminiscing about an old admiration for her fellow co-star, Tom Felton.

Fashion Icon
As a self-proclaimed fashion guru, I’m always on the lookout for the best celebrity style. Emma is always at the top of my list. She dresses sophisticated and classic with a slight bit of edge and modernization. She’s got Dior, Dolce and Lhuillier at her fingertips.

Adapting to American Culture
Now that she is taking on Hollywood from, well Hollywood, she’s found a bit of difficulty adapting to the American lingo, having been born and raised in the U.K. She may find herself in embarrassing situations, but it translates into hilarious stories for us!

She’s Got Brains
Instead of taking the easy way out and making appearances at the hottest Hollywood clubs every night, Emma has chosen to hit the books. Despite her flourishing career, Emma has chosen higher-level learning and has been attending Brown University since 2009.

She Can Hang with the Boys
Emma proved she not only has comedic chops, but she can hang with the best funnymen in Hollywood  with her cameo in Seth Rogan’s hit This Is The End (in theaters now). Emma definitely holds her own against Rogan and pals James Franco, Jonah Hill and Danny McBride.

Role Model
Unlike so many young starlets of her statue, they want to quickly shed their “good girl” image and take the “sex symbol” aspect a little too far. (coughMILEYCYRUScough). But not Emma. “You need to have normal experiences of your own. I’ve never wanted to grow up too fast: I wanted to wear a sports bra until I was 22! The allure of being sexy never really held any excitement for me. I’ve never been in a terrible rush to be seen as a woman.” That is definitely someone I feel comfortable with young girls idolizing.

Motivational Words
“I don’t want other people to decide who I am. I decide that for myself.”

“Don’t feel stupid if you don’t like what everyone pretends to love.”

“The saddest thing a girl can do is dumb herself down for a guy.”