'Beauty and the Beast' star Emma Watson covers the May 2017 issue of Interview Magazine. Emma is styled by Elin Svahn in noble origins looks from Louis Vuitton, Carven, Balenciaga, Paco Rabanne, Celine, Stella McCartney and more for images by Peter Lindbergh.
Watson is interviewed by close friend Jessica Chastain, while soaking in a Parisian bathtub. About shooting with Peter Lindbergh, she says:
I just did the photo shoot for this with Peter Lindbergh, who I know you've shot with. I love him so much. He's the Ferrari of photographers—really thoughtful, engaged, and then boom boom boom. He is so quick. He does not mess around. During the day, I asked him, "What are your plans after this?" And he said, "I'm going to go do another meditation retreat." I was like, "Of course you meditate! You're like the Buddha. You're, like, one of the happiest people I've ever met."
As always, Emma shares some old-soul wisdom, reflecting on a Theodore Roosevelt speech "about the importance of being in the arena, whether you fail or you succeed, or you make a complete idiot of yourself, as long as you're doing the best with what you have, using whatever knowledge you have to bring to the table at that moment. And you continue to keep learning. I think my mistakes have made me much stronger. It's nice to know that things don't ultimately break you; that you need to go there to know. I was talking to a friend of mine recently, like, "Okay, I've had a really hard couple of weeks, and I just want to figure out what I've learned here, what the lesson is." And he looked at me and said, "You realize that you're trying to skip the stages, right? You need to feel shitty for a day or two and be angry and upset and hurt and grieve a little bit. And then you may or may not figure out there's a lesson in it, but you don't get to skip ahead. You need to cry a bit and get angry. And then you can intellectualize and self-analyze." I was like, "Damn you, friend-who-tells-me-the-truth!"'