“I was 10 or 11 when the first movie came out - I was trying to figure
out what my own identity was, but I didn’t really have one yet. And I
watch interviews that I did when the first movie came out and I was so
lost! I would think, “What do young girls talk about?
What do they say?” “I like going shopping and I have a crush on Brad
Pitt.” And I had no idea who Brad Pitt really was! I hadn’t seen a
single movie that Brad Pitt had been in, but this just seemed like the
right thing to say. It makes me sad because I see this girl trying so
much to fit in. The truth was I loved school.“
Ignoring fame was my rebellion, in a funny way. I was insistent on being normal and doing normal things. It probably wasn’t advisable to go to college in America and room with a complete stranger. And it probably wasn’t wise to share a bathroom with eight other people in a coed dorm. Looking back, that was crazy.
I want to feel fabulous and comfortable and sexy and strong and beautiful. And if it’s making you uncomfortable, don’t do it. It’s so sad if you need to go home just because you need to sit down! Moving forward, I’m prioritizing just feeling awesome.
On Hermione’s Baby Pictures in Deathly Hallows: “They were actually my baby pictures. There’s one with me with my favorite thing. I had this towel with bunny rabbit ears on it and there’s a picture of that. I didn’t know which ones they were going to use. They just asked my dad if they could have some pictures of me when I was a kid and he handed some over. It’s very weird to see those pictures mixed in with these fake parents.”
Dear Charlie, I know you will come flying out of the tunnel, and feel free. The world gets so much bigger, I promise. And you are in it. You are here. You’ve always been right here. Thank you for helping me to know that we can all be happy. I want you to hold onto these for me until I come home at the end of the year. I love you, Charlie. Sam.