Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Emma Watson can teach us all a thing or two about modesty

Check out the interview with Emma Watson at the Daily Mail, called "I Find Being Sexy Embarrassing, Reveals Emma Watson." The text of the article reveals more about the intelligent, confident, feet-on-the-ground woman we've all grown to love and admire. The pictures don't match the article at all -- they try to make her look as skanky as possible. I tip my hat to whoever wrote the words.

It's funny that the pictures should be so bad, because Ms. Watson has this to say about dressing modestly:

‘I find this whole thing about being 18 and everyone expecting me to be this object… I find the whole concept of being ‘sexy’ embarrassing and confusing. If I do a photo-shoot people desperately want to change me – dye my hair blonder, pluck my eyebrows, give me a fringe. Then there’s the choice of clothes. I know everyone wants a picture of me in a mini-skirt. But that’s not me. I feel uncomfortable. I’d never go out in a mini-skirt. It’s nothing to do with protecting the Hermione image. I wouldn’t do that.

‘Personally, I don’t actually think it’s even that sexy. What’s sexy about saying, “I’m here with my boobs out and a short skirt… have a look at everything I’ve got”? My idea of sexy is that less is more. The less you reveal the more people can wonder.’

I say, more power to her. And I wish that more girls today felt the way Miss Watson feels about it.

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