Because Dan Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and I were children when we were cast in this fairy tale series, she remarked, “I struggle with it because what happened to us was kind of a fantasy story in itself, outside of the movies.” (Interview magazine). “Since my life’s story has attracted attention from the public, I’ve been very passionate about maintaining my privacy.”
Actresses that find themselves in Watson’s position sometimes use nudity as a way of showing the world that they’re not kids anymore. In 2012’s On the Road, Twilight actress Kristen Stewart, for instance, put the tween movie series firmly in the rearview mirror.
I cut my hair three months ago, and I immediately felt like a woman, she remarked. “…I feel more mature and self-assured now. I’m willing to take greater chances. Perhaps it was because of these remarks that Watson’s name came to be associated with the role of Anastasia Steele, the adorably innocent heroine of the Fifty Shades of Gray series.
In 2012, studios started squabbling over E.L. James’ obscene books, with Universal finally winning the argument. The internet went into meltdown mode when it was reported that Watson was up for the lead role. It was completely different from Harry Potter. According to future actress Dakota Johnson, acting in Fifty Shades of Gray required mimicking sex “for seven hours straight” on some days.
The prospect of this former Harry Potter superstar playing such a suggestive role generated a lot of media buzz. The story was picked up by dozens of publications, and it spread so quickly that many of Watson’s friends and relatives even began to believe it. According to Watson, who spoke to Entertainment Weekly, “I told them just because there are 60 pieces on the internet doesn’t mean it’s any less real than if there are three or four.” I haven’t read the book, a script, or anything else. If Watson had been offered the part, would she have thought about accepting it? Considering what allegedly occurred on the This Is The End set, most likely not.
Despite having an axe-wielding cameo in the critically praised zombie comedy from Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, Watson’s part in the film was originally intended to be much larger. In the film, Rogen, Watson, and a number of other Hollywood celebrities, including Channing Tatum, all portray versions of themselves. Watson was allegedly intended to appear with the Magic Mike actor in his outrageous cameo; however, after seeing what the sequence entailed, the actress is reported to have left the set immediately. According to an extra who claimed to be working on the film as one of Danny McBride’s cannibals, “things were starting to get nasty” (via Pop).
The likelihood of Watson engaging in raunchy behavior must be nil if being in close proximity to it is sufficient to cause her to leave a set. No, not always. The English rose once said to Hello! magazine (via ScreenCrush) that she would think about showing her skin on camera if and only if the decision was made only for artistic purposes. She is reportedly quoted as saying, “I’ve been saying since I was 16 that if it’s the proper role and vital for character development and the story, then of course I’ll do it.” Emma Watson hasn’t yet been offered a nude scene that complies with her strict requirements, so that is the real reason she has declined to perform one.