Emma Watson Has a Scary Reason for Refusing to Take Selfies With Fans

by Jeremy Spirogis
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Emma Watson is among the most well-known folks on the planet however don’t count on her to pose for selfies or take photographs with followers when she’s out and about or at an occasion. Yes, she’s a star however she needs privateness too. 

She turned well-known taking part in Hermione Granger

Emma Watson attends the world premiere of 'Little Women'
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The actress rose to fame as Hermione Granger within the Harry Potter movie franchise primarily based on the best-selling books by J.Ok. Rowling. She (and her character) grew up over the course of eight movies that spanned practically a decade. By the time the ultimate installment within the film franchise hit theaters in 2011, Watson — and the remainder of the Harry Potter forged — had turn out to be a significant superstar with a loyal fan base. 

With the wizarding world behind her, Watson’s star energy has solely continued to develop. She performed Belle in a live-action model of the traditional Disney film, Beauty and the Beast. And in 2019, she starred in Greta Gerwig’s Oscar-winning movie, Little Women

Emma Watson received’t take photographs with followers as a result of it offers away her location

During a February 2017 interview with Vanity Fair, Watson defined why she declines to take photographs with followers. It’s not the images that trouble the actress it’s when they’re posted and provides away her actual location.

“For me, it’s the difference between being able to have a life and not. If someone takes a photograph of me and posts it, within two seconds they’ve created a marker of exactly where I am within 10 meters,” she stated. “They can see what I’m wearing and who I’m with. I just can’t give that tracking data.”

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She continued, saying she would possibly spend a couple of minutes speaking to followers.

“I’ll say, ‘I will sit here and answer every single Harry Potter fandom question you have but I just can’t do a picture,’” Watson stated. “When am I a celebrity sighting versus when am I going to make someone’s freakin’ week? Children I don’t say no to, for example.”

Stalkers have been a part of her life for years

Watson’s no photographs coverage might sound slightly unorthodox but it surely comes after years of coping with stalkers. It all began when she’d been 11 and the primary Harry Potter film debuted. Since then stalkers have been one thing she’s had to consider in her day by day life. 

In 2012, whereas on location within the Oyster Bay space of Long Island, New York, filming Darren Aronofsky’s Noah, a fan discovered their manner onto set the place they sought out Watson, in keeping with Express. The actress acknowledged them as somebody who had been lurking outdoors her residence they usually had been shortly escorted out.

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By 2014, Watson had employed a former police officer as her bodyguard. Paying them £90,000 or roughly $108,000 the Harry Potter actress is claimed to all the time have her bodyguard at her aspect even when she’s simply going out dinner. 

A bodyguard isn’t the one safety measure Watson’s taken to guard herself towards stalkers. After seeing a house through Skype, she purchased it sight unseen as a result of the property had a discrete (i.e. paparazzi-proof) entrance. As the actress in her Vanity Fair interview, privateness “is not an abstract idea.” 

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