Emma Watson Comments On Future In Fair Trade Fashion & ‘Beauty And The Beast’
Emma Watson has been lately answering fan question through her official website and Facebook and some fans have been asking her about her projects and future. She’s been answering them bit by bit.
In one of them, she talks about her fair trade fashion work and her upcoming production of director Guillermo Del Toro’s Beauty and the Beast film adaptation.
For those interested in submitting question to Watson, you must have a Facebook account to do so.
Also, Del Toro’s next project is the 3D stop-motion adaptation of the film titled Pinocchio, where Watson’s former Potter costar Daniel Radcliffe has expressed interest and that it will not begin production until summer 2013.
Here’s are the questions and the answers down below:
- What’s happening with ‘Beauty and the Beast‘?
Emma Watson: Guillermo Del Toro, the director, has just finished editing his last film and is working on the script and pre-production for Beauty and the Beast.
- Would you be interested in directing/producing?
Watson: Absolutely. I still have a lot to learn but I would definitely like to do something like this in the future.
- Are there any more fair trade collaborations on the horizon?
Watson: There has been a lot of speculation about my People Tree collections, with stories running that they ‘failed’ or that I was unhappy. This as really strange because I felt the opposite of this. From the two collections I did with People Tree overall sales were £446,000 which was a huge surprise. The collections generated work for 400 farmers, artisans and tailors! For me though, the most important part of the collaboration was that I was able to raise the profile of Fair Trade fashion which I think I did successfully.
I visited Bangladesh to see the clothes being made and spoke with the factory workers first hand to understand what the real issues were so I would be able to talk about them in an informed and real way. In terms of other collaborations, I have decided I want to pull all of my energy into my acting career but it was something I really enjoyed doing, learnt a lot from and am glad I did.