Emma Watson: People Said I Had 'Lesbian' Hair

02/21/2012 at 01:30 PM ET

Emma Watson Haircut Spurs Lesbian Rumors

Though her cropped do has been lauded as influential, Harry Potter alum Emma Watson says its initial reception wasn’t exactly constructive.

“I had journalists asking me if this meant I was coming out, if I was a lesbian now,” she tells the U.K.’s Independent. “That haircut did make me realize how subjective everyone’s opinion is. Some people were crazy for it and some people just thought I’d lost my [mind].”

The 21-year-old face of Lancôme says that her red carpet style is also hotly contested. After graduating from the Potter franchise, “I was fully game for ‘Throw me in this, throw me in that,'” she admits. “The press destroyed me over this Rodarte dress I once wore — it was bright blue with chains on it.” Still, she doesn’t consider the edgy look a mistake: “I loved it.”

But perhaps Watson has decided to tone it down as a result of the negativity. “I have to be more careful with my look in my everyday life,” she recently lamented to French Elle.

Still, she refuses to apologize for the decisions she makes. “I’m a multidimensional person and that’s the freedom of fashion,” she says, “that you’re able to reinvent yourself through how you dress and how you cut your hair or whatever.”

Justine Harman


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charlieb on

The lesbian community would be quite happy to have her.

Donnie on

Well then Emma, why don’t you grow your hair out and look like a real woman!

amsjll on

Its ridiculous that they asked her that. She was required to have her hair the exact way the movie needed it to be for how many years?? Of course she chopped it.

Melody H. on

Very refreshing to see a young star have her face as the focus, not hiding behind feet of extensions and pounds of make-up. She looks GREAT!

Cammy on

So who would ask such a ridiculous question? What journalist asked that? Would they have asked that of Audrey Hepburn, Shirley Mclaine or Mia Farrow – who all had pixie hair styles. What does sexuality and hair cuts have to do with anything? There are plenty of women who are lesbians with long hair, and women who are heterosexual with short hair. Geez….

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Yvonne on

I was sad when she cut her hair, because it was so pretty and womanly. But I knew it was a freedom thing, she finally felt like she had some say so over her own life after the HP movies were over. She couldn’t even choose a different length for her own hair during all of those years so I knew what it was about, I understood what it meant to her. Freedom of choice, finally.

BRinMilwaukee on

I love her hair and style choices. I would’ve lost a lot of money betting against her decision, but she looks amazing. I love that she took a chance and pulled it off.

lisa on

Hmmm….did they ever ask Halle Barry that question? Or Posh Spice whe she cut her hair that short? Please.

Bill on

I think it’s great that Emma changed her hair style as soon as she could. It makes her look more adult. It was a change she needed to do so that she would no longer be looked at as Hermione Grainger in Harry Potter. It was a healthy change considering some of the other things she could have done.

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