Emma Watson: I Need to Grow My Hair to 'Keep Acting'

02/15/2011 at 01:45 PM ET

Emma Watson Growing out Her Short Hair Cut
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When Emma Watson chopped her long locks last summer, it was to mark the end of her Harry Potter days — contractually, she couldn’t cut her hair while playing Hermione. But since debuting her pixie cut in August, the actress has been trying to grow the ‘do a bit — this time, to get acting roles. At the ELLE Style Awards in London last night, where Watson received the Style Icon award from Vivienne Westwood, the starlet revealed to reporters that she’s liking her extra length. “I am trying to grow it but it’s slow, it’s taking a while obviously,” she told ELLE. “If I want to keep acting then it’s more flexible for me to have it longer for different roles, it’s quite a specific cut. I’m kind of looking forward to getting to a cute little bob stage.” Though we can imagine if a director really wanted to work with the talented young star, they’d find a way to deal with the hair! Tell us: What hairstyle do you think Emma should rock next?


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Annette on

Hmmmm … With extensions and good wigs, I can’t imagine short hair being a problem. I’ve had super short hair and it is a pain to grow out …

Mandy on

She is so adorable. I agree with Annette about the wigs. If Emma isn’t getting jobs it isn’t because of her short hair.

JungleCat on

I definitely think she should grow her hair again, at least to mid-length. I never cared for the super short pixie cuts or bowl bobs. I liked her with her hair long better. The same goes for Kiera Knightly. Both young women are very pretty, and both look prettier with longer hair.

Jim on

Let it grow, let it grow, let it grow…

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Olivia on

Maybe she’s not getting roles because she looks like a 13 yr old boy. Possibly a role in an oliver twist remake? I could see that.

tabitoo on

She has a role this summer. She’ll be playing Sam in “The Perks of Being a Wallflower”. Sam is described as having long brown hair and green eyes. Hair extensions and contacts will do the trick and I’m sure Emma will be great in it.


We live in a time, where women are supposed to be equal and respected and rewarded for being true to themself, yet if a woman cuts her hair or isn’t exactly like every other woman, her career is threatened. How pathetic and close minded. Yeah! Hollywood keep talking about it, but continuig to do the opposite. I refuse to go to the movies or buy music, until Hollywood actually treats women fair and doesn’t expect them to all look like twigs with long flowing locks.

DJ on

For whatever reason she wants to grow it longer, She had fun with it short and now wants to try something else. She is young and cute and I think it is great that she wants to experiment with different hair lengths and styles.

Pam oliver on

Long hair or short hair she is gorgeous, these days how do any of us know who’s wearing extension or wigs, only the woman wearing them knows.

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