At the tender age of 25, Emma Watson has established herself not only as an excellent actress, but also as a United Nations Ambassador. The former Harry Potter star, who reprised her role of the iconic Hermoine Granger in all eight of the films, is sure to go down in history for all the right reasons.
Watson recently shared a post to Facebook revealing that she posed for Porter magazine’s “Incredible Women” December issue, which releases on December 4 globally. Definitely another achievement for Watson, fans showed their love for her with comments such as, “And you are the perfect choice for the cover of an issue about incredible women. Bravo Porter magazine!” And another fan joked, “Potter magazine?”
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This may be making headlines now, but let’s take a look back at when it all started for the young social activist.
In July of 2014, Watson was appointed as the UN Women Goodwill Ambassador, prior to which she was already traveling to nations such as Bangladesh and Zambia to raise awareness about educating girls. Following her official appointment, Watson was given the responsibility of helping the UN launch their “HeForShe” project. The young, nervous girl who went on stage ended up giving such a forceful speech about the need f0r men to stand up for gender equality, that she emerged a powerful woman. Her speech has also been compared to U.S. President Barack Obama’s Audacity of Hope (2004) and Malala Yousafzai’s Worldwide Access to Education (2013). Coincidentally, young Malala was inspired by Watson! She confessed that she began to consider herself as a feminist only after that speech.
In addition to putting all her efforts in human rights, Watson has not forgotten her roots as an actress. In addition to going to school at Brown University and Oxford University and graduating with an English major, the former Burberry model continued to make films as well. Along with the the last installment of Harry Potter, Watson also starred in several other blockbusters, such as The Perks of Being a Wallflower and Noah. She is currently filming The Circle, a sci-fi film alongside Tom Hanks, which is slated for a 2016 release. However, fans will have to wait a while for Watson’s highly anticipated Beauty and the Beast reboot (which also stars Downton Abbey’s Dan Stevens as the Beast), as it has been given a 2017 release date.