I Was Nervous To Deliver Gender Equality Speech: Emma Watson

Thursday, 30 October 2014, 10:49 Hrs
39
cmt right
36
Comment Right
59
cmt right
11
cmt right
Printer Print Email Email


BANGALORE: 'Harry Potter' star Emma Watson has admitted that she was "very nervous" before delivering her highly-praised speech on gender equality at the United Nations summit last month.



The 24-year-old actress and United Nations Women Goodwill Ambassador covers December's Elle UK, the magazine's inaugural feminism issue, which is focused on inspiring and empowering women.



"I was very nervous. It wasn't an easy thing for me to do. It felt like, 'Am I going to have lunch with these people, or am I going to be eaten? Am I the lunch?'," she said.



Watson said her celebrity status had affected her decision to become an activist.



"Fame is not something I have always felt comfortable with; I have really grappled with it emotionally. And, in a funny way, doing this is my way of making sense of the fame, of using it. I have found a way to channel it towards something else, which makes it so much more manageable for me. And this is something I really believe in.


Source: PTI
SPOTLIGHT
Gadgets
Google Pixel and OnePlus smartphones are catching up and giving stiff competition to Samsu..
Finance
The Reserve Bank of India injected a total liquidity of Rs 2.98 lakh crore in the market in 20..
Technology
Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp is still developing its previously announced "Vacatio..
Business
The Pentagon has selected Microsoft and Amazon Web Services (AWS, the cloud computing arm ..
US Indian
Facebook-owned photo messaging app Instagram has launched the beta version of its in-app sh..
Career
Wiley, a global leader in research and education has announced a series of blended learning progr..
Enterprise IT
Taking on streaming giants like Netflix and Hulu, Walt Disney Co. has announced it will laun..
Entertainment
"Game of Thrones" author George R.R. Martin doesn't want season eight to be the final chapter of "..
Startup City
Youth are leading India's start-up ecosystem where the median age of founder-entrepreneurs..