Eng: New Emma’s interview from «Total Film Magazine and new pic. from Andrea Carter-Bowman’s photoshoot (2014)
It really challenged me. It really pushed me to the brink, this role.
“I got sent the script and my agent sent me the Wikipedia page on Colonia Dignidad.
“I immediately went, ‘Oh my God, I’m not sure!’ it was really, really, really heavy and really awful subject matter, but the script was such a page-turner and so well written and I’m really a big fan of Daniel Bruhl.
‘I really liked the director [Florian Gallenberger]. It all just kind of felt right: a really intelligent female leading role character. It felt like the right thing to do.”
“I’ve just always been aware that it was a bit of a double-edged sword. I think I never really thought necessarily I’d become an actress or become famous.
“It’s something I felt very passive in. It was something that happened to me. They came to my school. They saw me and they took photographs of me. I was taken up to London to audition.
“I just happened to be picked up and put in one of the biggest film franchises of all time. I wanted to feel active in what happened to me in my life.
“I wanted to be able to move myself into a place where I felt like I was driving my career and my life, rather than just responding to things that happened to me. I wanted to try to make it my own.”
She added: “It feels like I was building a portfolio over the last five, six years.
“Now I feel like I’m ready to really be carrying films. I’m really just ready now to focus on my career full time and go full steam ahead. It’s exciting at the moment.”
Emma Watson revealed her fears to Total Film magazine about singing as Belle for the live-action retelling of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.
I sing, so that’s really unexpected,” she said. “I’ve never had to do that for a film role before, and I think people will be interested to see me do something very different like that.
«It gives me a different challenge, really. That’s terrifying in and of itself!”
Also, she talked about starring in The Queen of the Tearling trilogy.
“I really like it. For me, to want to sign up to a series again, I wanted to have a certain amount of autonomy and control within that. “Working with David’s been great. I’d love to direct something one day. I’d love to produce as well, so it’s quite a nice way to start learning about that. Yeah, just dipping my toes into that world.”