When you’ve played an adorable teenage wizard most of your life, I can see how it might be difficult to get directors to see you in a more mature role. Despite the issue, Emma Watson still refuses to compromise herself to make it happen, which is why I love her.
Emma was spotted arriving at the set of The Late Show With David Letterman in NYC today, looking classy as hell in a white button down, black pantsuit, and black heels. I’m pretty convinced that she can pull off any look at this point.
Not everyone feels the same way though. Emma says that she has a hard time getting directors to cast her in mature roles because she always plays the more innocent parts. “In my downtime, I don’t sex myself up much. Sometimes I have a hard time convincing directors that I can play more adult roles.”
Personally, I think Emma is gorgeous and can definitely rock the sexy look, but that’s just me. She’s also noticed that a lot of the roles out there may be sexy, but they don’t have much else going for them.
“I was being offered roles that I didn’t feel were very complicated. Women that were one dimensional. Roles that required me to be one thing, but real women never are.”
Damn, you’ve got to respect that attitude. Whether directors see it or not, Emma is a force to be reckoned with, and I think she can definitely hold her own in the business. She’s going to be just fine.