Many people claim to want to be movie stars but could they really deal with life under the microscope? Emma Watson is currently one of the most scrutinized young actresses in the world as she continues to make the transition from Harry Potter fame to adult roles and her every move is analyzed by the entertainment world. Will she be able to handle this scrutiny and one must wonder if anyone could?
Over the course of the past two years Emma has been quite busy as she has filmed five movies and she has taken on the role of model for the clothing company Burberry. In the process her acting is being evaluated and critics will always wonder if she will ever be able to carry a movie in the manner of Hollywood stars such as Juila Roberts, Sandra Bullock and Reese Witherspoon?
When a person becomes a star the first thing they must become accustomed to is the glare of the Hollywood spotlight and the questions about whether they can be the featured actor in a film. When people think about Reese Witherspoon they forget that she became famous through the movie "Cruel Intentions" and then acted in several other films, always improving her craft until she reached the point that her ability was able to perform her Oscar winning role in "Walk the Line".
Reese Witherspoon was able to develop her skils without the overwhelming pressure of being considered the main draw for the movie. In contrast Emma Watson is considered the main reason why people will watch a film in which she plays a role and as such her acting is intensely scrutinized. She has never had the luxury of being able to develop her craft in parts that were not big budget films and even if she were to act in an independent or low budget film that project would still be examined intensely because of her presence in the film.
What distinguishes Emma Watson from most of her fellow young actors and actresses is the fact that while she is aware of the responsibility that comes with being considered the star of a movie she has developed coping strategies that enable her to deal with the pressure of playing a major role in a movie.
In addition, Emma Watson is similar to the great professional athlete in that when the lights are on she performs her best which in most cases is at a level that is unattainable to the average actor. It is this ability that has made her so successful in her young career.
When a performer becomes impervious to pressure they are able to achieve spectacular performances and this is an accurate depiction of Ms. Emma Watson: a feisty, beautiful young actress who does not succumb to outside pressure.