EMMA WATSON is the cover star for Vogue’s September issue.
The actress and campaigner appears for the second time on the cover - following her debut in December 2010, for which she was shot by Mario Testino - this time photographed by Josh Olins.
Wearing a white and gold jacquard dress by Stella McCartney and with her hair loosely pulled back, Watson is pictured wearing minimal make-up under the cover line “Voice of a generation”.
The 25-year-old actress, who launched her HeForShe gender equality crusade at the United Nations last September with an impassioned speech that went viral on YouTube, has come a long way since she won the nation’s hearts as Hermoine, the 11-year-old heroine of the Harry Potter films. Studying at Oxford and Brown University didn’t interfere too much with her acting career, which continued to flourish in her early twenties, but she now balances her on-screen jobs with her work as a UN Goodwill Ambassador.
The September issue will be available on newsstands on August 6.
Don’t let anyone tell you what you can and can’t do or achieve. Do what you want to do and be who you want to be. I’m going to do what I want to do. I’m going to be who I really am. I’m going to figure out what that is.I don’t want other people to decide who I am. I want to decide that for myself. I’ve probably earned the right to screw up a few times. I don’t want fear of failure to stop me doing what I really care about.