Emma Watson’s biggest insecurity is our favorite beauty asset
If you can believe it, there was once a time when bold, bushy brows weren’t on every glossy magazine cover, or every high fashion runway. Emma Watson knows what we mean.
While interviewing the extraordinary Gloria Steinem at London’s Emmanuel Centre on Wednesday, Watson admitted, “I used to hate that I had strong eyebrows. As a nine-year-old, I desperately wanted to pluck them and make them two thin lines.” We, too, remember a time when we weren’t allowed anywhere near a pair of tweezers (even though our brows had reached jungle-like proportions).
Luckily – just like Watson – we’ve come to appreciate just how wonderful bushy brows can be. “You come to embrace these things,” Emma explained, according to Teen Vogue, prompting us all to nod our heads in agreement. “My mother desperately tried to tell me that they gave my face character.” (Just another instance when moms are always right.)
Along with her brows, Watson surprisingly tried to distance herself from another part of her life: Hermione. She reveals, “I feel as though I spent a long time trying to pretend I was not like Hermione. And, of course, I was rather like Hermione. I’ve finally come to accept the fact.”
We’re thrilled to hear that Emma Watson has grown to love these parts of herself. Because, honestly, we love nothing more than a fierce, bushy brow (and Hermione, of course).