1. Emma as a person – overall impression
Being honest, I think it’s a complete coin toss with her attitude. One minute she seems sweet as peaches, the next she seems like a diva. Having seen both of those with her, its hard to imagine what she’s really like.

2. Emma’s acting in Harry Potter – is she a good Hermione or not? And why? How important is canon in this respect? What did you think of her performance in Half-Blood Prince as opposed to other films?
I actually think Emma has done a pretty respectable job playing Hermione. However, I feel that for some time her acting has taken a wrong turn. I thought she played Hermione incredibly well in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and that was actually my favorite portrayal of Hermione. Emma does make a good Hermione, mainly because they are so similar: they’re both bookworms who find comfort and peace while studying or just being in school. Now, when it comes to Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, at times I couldn’t help but cringe at her acting. I just feel that Emma isn’t giving it her all anymore, mainly because she knows the ropes now and may possibly think that she is so similar to Hermione in a way, that there’s no need to act! In other words Emma is acting the way she would react to a certain situation and not the way Hermione would. So at certain points I had to ask myself, “Is this Hermione or Emma talking?” Hmmm…

3. Emma’s acting outside Harry Potter (Ballet Shoes, The Tale of Despereaux)
Ballet Shoes was incredibly bland and pretty much bored me to tears. I thought Emma was incredibly over-dramatic during the film and to me it felt like she was again playing a character too similar to herself. I haven’t seen Tale of Despereaux so I can’t speak much about that; but if Emma was trying to prove she has any acting chops at all, she certainly wasn’t going about it correctly. She was in an animation movie and in my opinion, that’s not saying much when it comes to acting. The audience isn’t seeing you act, they’re not seeing your body language or your facial expressions, they are just hearing your voice.

4. The fact that Emma didn’t do many roles outside of Harry Potter – a good thing or not?
If she were serious about acting, she would have done more roles outside of Harry Potter. Now, I understand that school seemed more important to her, which by all means it should, but she really should have done more acting if at all possible. The fact that she has done so little outside of the franchise seems to weaken her chances of a serious career in the future.

5. Emma’s looks – overrated or not

6. Emma as a style icon – is it a good thing for the Harry Potter franchise overall, or not?
In all honesty, I find it rather annoying and extremely overrated that the public makes such a big deal out of what she’s wearing. I don’t think it’s really benefiting Harry Potter, nor is it hurting it. Her fashion sense and the franchise have nothing in common at all, except for the girl underneath those fancy clothes.

7. Emma’s ambition and plans in life: acting, or modelling, or university, or all these
I think it’s really good that Emma’s going to college because it’s a good time to “find and discover yourself;” and she may come to terms that she is meant to do something else and that acting may not be the right thing for her. She has said herself that she could fit in a couple indie movies to film while on vacation from college, but I find it hard to see Emma as an “indie darling.” Maybe I’m wrong, but I can’t see her doing any type of indie film.
I’m incredibly bothered that she is considered a “model” now. Every time I saw her on the cover of all those magazines, I couldn’t help myself but wonder if she enjoyed acting more, or modelling? I’d have to go with modelling because she’s done more magazine shoots than movies. If she was dead-on serious about her acting, she would have taken all that time it took her to pose for the photo cameras and filled it with time on a movie set, doing what she’s supposed to be doing. Acting!
So, when I see Emma, I don’t see an actress but a model.

8. The way Emma treats Rupert in interviews and public appearances
In the past I always thought that Emma treated Rupert quite well, but of course she had to make a fool out of herself on Jonathan Ross and say that kissing Rupert was “The most horrible thing I’ve ever had to do.” For one, it just didn’t seem professional and a lot of Rupert fans including myself thought that was kind of a low blow and that she could have kept that bit of information hidden. But apart from that I have no complaints. She seems to be fond of him at most times.

9. Emma as a Ron/Hermione shipper
I think it’s great that Emma is a R/Hr shipper, because it shows that she’s really into the characters and that she knows, just as much as most Harry Potter fans do, that Ron and Hermione belong together and that they are perfect for each other, despite them butting heads from time to time.

10. Your expectations: Emma in Deathly Hallows I and II, and beyond Harry Potter
I definitely expect Emma to finish college and think long and hard about acting and if this is what she really wants to do. I personally don’t see her having an extremely successful career outside of Harry Potter, just because I don’t see her making it too far beyond the franchise. Entertainment business is tough, it’s nothing but a big competition. Speaking of competition, I think she has a lot of it and she’ll have to work really hard to get the roles that she wants if she decides to go further with her career.

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