Controversy Times Two
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Speak well or ill, what matters the most is that you speak. If Emma Watson manages to deal well with criticism, this will be one of the highest moments of her career, as the actress has been widely spoken around the world for personal and professional reasons.
At the time of her new film debut, an adaptation of Disney’s classic “Beauty and the Beast,” the 26-year-old Briton is at the center of several controversies, one of which relates to one of the year’s most awarded films: “La La Land”. This is because Emma Watson was the first actress to be chosen to play the main role of the musical, but this eventually fell into the hands of another Emma, Emma Stone, who ironically was awarded the Oscar.
According to some international press, Watson wanted to do rehearsals for the film in London, but saw her claim denied by the production of the film, which made the actress prefer to participate in the Disney fairy tale instead of the musical that ended up winning many of the movie awards in 2017.
For that very reason, and according to the Page Six site, the actress will now be sorry for her choice and has come to blame her agent for the loss of the role. An argument firmly denied by the star:
“I knew this wasn’t a movie I could sort of step into. I knew I had horse training, I had dance training, I knew I had three months of singing ahead of me, and I knew I had to be in London for that. I had to be where I had to be. Scheduling-conflict-wise, it didn’t work out.”
Besides this controversy, the actress deals with another one, related to the feminist ideals that she always defended. The controversy broke out after Emma did a photo shoot for Vanity Fair, in which she was photographed with half-naked breasts. Once the images were released, the actress was heavily attacked on social networks, having been accused of being hypocritical.
“It just always reveals to me how many misconceptions and what a misunderstanding there is about what feminism is,” she said to Page Six. “Feminism is about giving women choice. Feminism is not a stick with which to beat other women with. It’s about freedom, it’s about liberation, it’s about equality.”
It is recalled that the actress, who gained popularity by playing the part of Hermione in the saga “Harry Potter”, is a pioneer of He For She, an international campaign of the United Nations for gender equality. Despite the controversy, Emma continues to raise, whenever she can, the flag of various causes.
It is also the case that during the prequel to “Beauty and the Beast,” she came out dazzling with a dress created solely by women and made with eco-friendly materials.