Emma Watson is on the cover of Glamour's October issue, and inside the pages of the glossy, she tackles topics including dating in the spotlight and her love for Girls creator Lena Dunham. Emma, now 22, is looking to move past the Harry Potter series she's best known for by adding more grown-up roles to her repertoire. Following a part in last year's critically acclaimed My Week With Marilyn, Emma will star in the upcoming The Perks of Being a Wallflower, which premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival later this week. Her issue of Glamour hits newsstands on Sept. 11, but in the meantime, here are some highlights:
- On her love for Lena Dunham: "I am literally obsessed with Lena Dunham. She's, like, my favorite person in the world. I follow her on Twitter; I read her every day. And, yes, Girls is an example of something so refreshing because it feels real."
- On why short hair suits her: ". . .If I had it my way, I would have just kept it short forever. Of course, men like long hair. There's no two ways about it. The majority of the boys around me were like, 'Why did you do that? That's such an error.' And I was like, 'Well, honestly, I don't really care what you think!'"
- On The Perks of Being a Wallflower: "Making this movie was so pivotal for me because I realized I do really want to be an actress, which wasn't something I fully knew, since Harry Potter was such a singular experience. Obviously I'm nervous to see what other people think, but it kind of doesn't matter to me. It's so cheesy to say this, but it's the journey, not the end goal, that's important."