Emma Watson: I Need to Grow My Hair to 'Keep Acting'

02/15/2011 at 01:45 PM ET

Emma Watson Growing out Her Short Hair Cut
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When Emma Watson chopped her long locks last summer, it was to mark the end of her Harry Potter days — contractually, she couldn’t cut her hair while playing Hermione. But since debuting her pixie cut in August, the actress has been trying to grow the ‘do a bit — this time, to get acting roles. At the ELLE Style Awards in London last night, where Watson received the Style Icon award from Vivienne Westwood, the starlet revealed to reporters that she’s liking her extra length. “I am trying to grow it but it’s slow, it’s taking a while obviously,” she told ELLE. “If I want to keep acting then it’s more flexible for me to have it longer for different roles, it’s quite a specific cut. I’m kind of looking forward to getting to a cute little bob stage.” Though we can imagine if a director really wanted to work with the talented young star, they’d find a way to deal with the hair! Tell us: What hairstyle do you think Emma should rock next?

TRY ON EMMA’S PIXIE CUT ON YOURSELF IN INSTANT MAKEOVER!

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Benjamin on

Give her extensions, or a wig?

Sandra on

She never said she wasn’t getting roles, she said it’s time to start looking for roles again!!!! Big difference. She’ll have no problem getting roles, she’s a great actress.

Charles on

The cut was a bit self-indulgent. To blame the cut on getting a role or not is a safety net.

Ticia on

She is very talented and cute…but I cannot stand her hair being so short!! She needs to grow it out! When I started modeling, I remember them saying that Hollywood and magazines prefer longer hair because it gives them more to look at and work with. And if you put wigs or extentions on her with THAT short of hair, it would look completely obvious!!

ELC on

She did a self a good service by cutting it. She looks very sophisticated. I don’t understand what her problem is….ever hear of hair extensions or
wigs. What’s the big deal. If she must…grow it
a little longer. This should not be an issue.

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Gabby on

Love her! She’s so amazing and so gorgeous. She looks like Natalie Portman in that picture.
I don’t think Emma meant that she can’t act unless her hair is long. Leave it to the media to twist her words. No filmmaker likes to use wigs if they can avoid it. Plus, no one expected it to be short forever. I’m eager to see it in a bob-length too.

didiwags on

Grow the hair, it has looked horrible since she cut it!! And she wonders why she has not gotten any roles!!

Adam on

Sean Connory is 80% bald, but had numours movie roles including & since the hunt for red october, with a full head of hair. That is what the makeup & wig department is for. She looks great with it short.

Gabriel on

Ah, thought she wanted to quit acting recently? I agree she should grow her hair very long…she’s very sexy with longer hair.

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