Hermione's legacy: why Emma Watson is the role model we all need
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Emma Watson has never been your typical celebrity. For starters, when Alfonso Cuarón, the director of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, asked the actors to write something about their characters, she wrote a whole essay, while Daniel Radcliffe wrote a few paragraphs and Rupert Grint didn't write anything at all. She proved from a very young age that she was, indeed, perfect as Hermione, further confirming it when she graduated in English Literature from Brown University, after having attended Oxford University for a semester. Let's all remember that Hermione was also not only an outstanding student, but she was also an activist. Those who took the time to read the books will remember how Hermione, after learning that housekeeping in Hogwarts was carried out by house elves, created the Society for the Promotion of Elfish Welfare, through which she kept fighting for the dignity and rights of house elves. Watson is no different from Hermione, over the years having joined and launched campaigns supporting diverse causes. In 2009, at only nineteen years old, she was involved with People Tree, a fair trade fashion brand. She was an ambassador of the brand until 2012, but this is not the only fashion activism that Watson has done. When promoting Beauty and the Beast last year, Watson only wore clothes that were ethically made, and created an instagram account, @the_press_tour, to promote ethical fashion, which she still uses whenever she attends an event.
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