I don’t often find pithy words to live by coming from the mouths of young film celebrities.
I am pleased to say that Emma Watson has pleasantly surprised me with her remarks. As a very successful actress in an industry that feeds on narcissism, indiscreet and immodest personal behavior, and shock value, her words are counter-cultural.
And very wise.
Thank you, Emma, for reminding us that dignity, discretion, and self-possession are values worth having. Thanks for being a counter-cultural and healthy role model for young girls and their parents who’d rather be valued for something other than how much skin they can legally expose and still get by with it.
Thanks for providing young girls everywhere with a model of courage, grace, courtesy, and decorum.
You did a dang fine job as Hermione.