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Question 8:

What advice would you give to your nine year old self? Emma: I think I would have asked more questions of some of the amazing actors on the Potter films – Maggie Smith, Michael Gambon, Gary Oldman, Emma Thompson, Helena Bonham Carter, Kenneth Branagh – everyone – but I was only nine!

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Emma followed Gus the Fox on twitter. He responded by tweeting:

In Emma Watson’s bungalow.She’s dyed me bright white.She says I look like an i-fox.I’m concerned that the geese are going to call me a c**t

Gus now is talking about the time he dated Emma.

i Gus,

She left me bro. She left me. What do I do, dawg?

Ryan S

Never easy is it Ryan S?We’ve all been there though lad. Not so long ago I was sort of going out with Emma Watson (The fit wizard from the Potter films). We’d used to wander up the canal together kicking seven shades of sh*t out of all the swans and that,but after a while it wasn’t enough for her. One morning I woke up in her caravan and she’d dyed me pink. She thought it was pretty funny but I was f*cking livid. I told her I didn’t want her dyeing me ever again and stormed out. Whilst I was walking home a hedgehog called me a fat b*nder which just added insult to injury. After a few hours I calmed down and went back to apologise for over reacting but it was too late, she’d already replaced me with a bichon frisé called Darcy. She dumped me right there and then and the pain has never really gone away. I suppose you could try doing yourself in,Ryan. That’s about all I’ve got mate.

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Spotted :  Having lunch and shopping in London either Thursday or Friday.

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I Eat Words posted the first Perks of Being a Wallflower review. 

While at ALA last weekend, I had the AMAZING opportunity to attend an advanced screening of THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER by Stephen Chbosky. If you attended ALA and showed your badge before entering, you were allowed in. Because I love, love, love this book so hard, I HAD to attend. So I did!

First off, Stephen Chbosky HIMSELF was there in the audience. He talked to us a bit before the movie started and was such a cool, down to earth guy. For those who don’t know, he actually directed this movie. He also told us that we were the first actual audience (that weren’t critics) to be viewing this special showing. How cool is that? I can officially say I was the first!

I got actual chills as the movie began. The entire atmosphere replicated the book in such a powerful, beautiful way. From the typewriter font in the opening credits, to the songs referred to over and over in the book (Asleep by The Smithes As my friend Kelsey said, “watching the movie was like reading the book for the first time.” It really was. Books and cinematic experiences are two different mediums. You experience them in different ways. In this case, I was so thankful Chbosky actually directed his own movie because it mirrored the book in such amazing ways.

Let’s talk characters. Many people are anticipating how Logan Lerman (Percy Jackson) performed as Charlie. I wasn’t sure about the casting choice at first since it’s such a powerful role, but oh my god. Logan KILLED it. Charlie is such a naive, sensitive, awkward, gawky, insecure, and deep character in the book. Logan portrayed all of that and more. He really makes you feel the scenes, whether happy or sad or bad or infinite.

This was Emma Watson’s first major role since Harry Potter (I believe) so I was eager to see how she’d do. On an unrelated note, it was so strange hearing her speak without her British accent! (But she pulled off being American really well!) Sam, in the book, is confident, a little insecure, free, wild, caring, and loving. Emma as Sam was PERFECT, in my opinion. Everything from her facial expressions to her more serious scenes to the part where she was killing it in Rocky Horror was phenomenal. I can’t see anyone else performing her role as well as she did.

Finally, Ezra Miller played Patrick, Sam’s step-brother. I love, love LOVED seeing the bond come to life between the two of them in a very realistic way. Patrick was definitely the comic relief in many scenes, yet Ezra was perfect in the more serious scenes he had to play. The fight scene in the cafeteria . . . oh my god. So intense and perfect. I also loved seeing his relationship grow and form with Charlie.

As with every movie, there are things that are going to be cut out. However, I loved that Chbosky incorporated so much of Charlie’s letter’s to “friend” in the movie. Some of the most vital and well-known letters are read over montage-like scenes, so it’s like we’re back in Charlie’s head as it is throughout so much of the book. Have a favorite PERKS quote? It’s most likely incorporated in the movie. And it will squeeze all the emotion from your heart.

There were two pivotal scenes where I had tears just streaming down my face. If you’ve read the book you can probably guess what they are. I can definitely tell you that they were extremely powerful, emotional, and perfectly well done.

Just thinking about the movie makes me want to laugh and cry and hug something. It was amazing. It was everything I could have imagined from the book. I don’t want anyone else in the entire world to see it because I fear it’ll just get torn to pieces with critiques and because it’s been such a tremendous part of my life and heart, I just don’t think I can handle that. I want to keep it safe in a tender part of my heart where people can just love and enjoy it for the amazing adaptation that it is.

At the end of the premiere, Stephen Chbosky came to the front of the theatre and everyone gave him a standing, well-deserved standing ovation. I did it with tears streaming down my face. Afterward, he did a Q&A with the crowd. Here are some quotes that I hopefully remembered correctly from his Q&A:

“It’s a movie. There are things that are going to be cut out or changed. For example, if you want to know if someone has actually read the book or just seen the movie just ask what Charlie’s sister’s name is. If they say ‘Cadance’ they’re lying, because Charlie’s sister is never named in the book” – Chbosky

“Emma Watson had the part without even auditioning because I just love her.” – Chbosky

“After Logan auditioned, we didn’t have any doubts. He’d really captured the role as Charlie. I knew he’d be a perfect fit.” – Chbosky

“My dad was cut out of the movie and he’s REALLY mad.” – Chbosky

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question 7 Emma Watson Official

What’s the best advice anyone has ever given you regarding fame?

Emma: My mum said to me very early on in my career, “Never give anyone information that you aren’t comfortable discussing at any time, anywhere and with anyone – once you open the door on a subject it’s very difficult to close it.” That is very true and I am a very private person. It’s not always easy to follow but I try to keep it in mind. A film critic also once told me that acting was unlike any other in the entertainment industry – an actors job is to tell other people’s stories; to suspend an audiences disbelief and make them believe you are who you are portraying. That job is made almost impossible if your audience know too much about you, the actor, as a person. That has always stayed with me and the older I get the more I see the wisdom in it. However, as much as I might want to do that, I have to acknowledge that it’s not totally possible with the way my career turned out! People have watched me grow up and I think Harry Potter was more famous than I or I think anyone ever anticipated.

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Emma was photographed walking her friends pink dog, Darcy, over the weekend.  The Daily Mail wrote an article about how it was Emma’s dog and said nothing how it actually belonged to Sophie Sumner, who dyed it for a breast cancer fundraiser.  The dye is completely natural made from beetroot extract and is harmless.  Emma addressed the article a couple times on twitter over the weekend.

I wish Darcy was my dog but she isn’t : ( sorry daily mail! Was just walking her xx @sophiesumner @PinkDarcyDog

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Ayeye. Just to clarify one more time that I don’t have a dog. @PinkDarcyDog is pink because her owner is raising money for breast cancer.

#factcheckingtakesfiveminutes

The Daily Mail revised the article today and eliminated certain quotes and finally stopped claiming the dog is Emma’s. 

Emma set the story straight on her Facebook.  If you wish you can support Sophie and Darcy in their fight against breast cancer by donating to cause.

Emma’s Facebook :

Hello, I just wanted to correct some of the stories in the media saying that I chose to dye my dog pink. The dog I am pictured with is called Darcy and she does not belong to me. Darcy has been temporarily dyed pink whilst my friend Sophie raises money for breast cancer research -not as part of a fashion trend. To date Sophie and Darcy have raised £1,500. Here is the link in case you would like to support her cause: http://myprojects.cancerresearchuk.org/fundraise/fundraising-pages/pinkdarcydog

Love, Emma

She added :

And yes, it is Sophie that won America’s Next Top Model – http://www.sophiesumner.com and the dye is completely natural – it’s made from beetroot!

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Credit : superiorpics

Emma walking with Sophie Summers and Sophie’s pink dog Darcy.

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