Emma Watson on Celebrity Fashion: "It's Gotten So Ridiculous"

07/14/2009 at 12:27 PM ET

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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince may be hitting theatres this Wednesday, but that doesn’t mean wizardry is the only thing on Emma Watson’s mind. After stepping in front of the lens as the newest face of Burberry, the 19-year-old has garnered nearly as much acceptance in the fashion world as she already has in cinema. And she’s chatting with WWD about her transformation from the film’s brainy teen star to international fashion icon. While acting still takes precedence, Emma says, there’s no denying that she enjoys the fashion world. But just as she confirmed to PEOPLE.com a couple weeks ago, that doesn’t mean that she’ll be following in the footsteps of stars like Lauren Conrad or Jessica Simpson and creating a signature line. “I’m not a designer,” she tells the paper. “If someone asked me to do something that was beneficial to a cause, then maybe I’d consider it, but not just [to be able to say] ‘Look at me! I’ve got my own line!’” She says of the increasingly blurred line between celebrity and branding, “[It’s] gotten so ridiculous. The idea of making my own perfume makes me want to vomit.” Tell us: What do you think of Emma’s frank take on fame and fashion?

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I agree with her 100 percent. Celebrity designers have gotten really ridiculous, like she said, unless it’s beneficial to a cause, then it’s ok.

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J.H. on

Two words: hear, hear!

LBW on

I hope she follows her plan and goes to college. She is a very classy young lady.

just cuz on

That’s yet another reason I adore her.

Trish on

I %100, no….%200 agree with her! :) I really respect her, she seems like such a wonderful person! I admire her for that, she doesn’t let fame get to her head. She’s a very mature, beautiful and lovely young woman!

nanan on

She’s very beautiful I love her

Lauren on

We need people like Emma Watson as our role models of today! Go Emma!!

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I like beautiful blogs!

Ashley on

Couldn’t agree more!!!

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