The first celebrity interview I did while I was working at Handbag.com was a filmed junket with the amazing Emma Watson.
Like most people who grew up in the Harry Potter age, I have been in love with Emma ever since she first hit our screens playing Hermoine Granger.
As I made my way into the infamous Mayfair hotel to talk to her about her awesome film, The Perks Of Being A Wallflower, I was basically shaking with nerves because:
a) It was Emma Watson
b) It was my first ever junket interview
c) I DO NOT have the face for TV
and d) I was going to have to ask her about Fifty Shades of Grey.
Yeah, this was the time when Emma Watson was being linked to the role of Anastasia Steele and I knew I was going to have to come back with some sort of scoop about it to impress my new boss.
But I knew Emma had basically shut down the rumours in a interview the week before and I am still naive enough in my career to care more about making a good impression as a journalist rather than getting the big scoop.
Sooooo I signed in and waited patiently until it was my turn to enter the hotel room and sit face to face with one of my fave actresses.
Naturally her skin was flawless and once I got over how tiny she was, I smiled, took my seat and said hello.
We went straight into the interview which you can watch below and then it was all over in under 5 minutes. I appreciated the fact she seemed attentive considering I was probably asking questions that she would have been getting all through her press tour.
I like to think she appreciated the way I decided to bring up the fifty shades topic and she gave me a genuinely warm smile as we shook hands to say goodbye so I have no reason to think anything else.
She got up with me and walked over to her PR handler to request if she could go on her lunch break soon and that’s when i discovered that I am taller than Emma Watson.
If they ever make another Peter Pan movie then she will forever get my vote to play Tinkerbell. She just naturally seems so delicate and dainty (in the good way though). Not ending up looking like a child like I do.
I ran out of the Mayfair feeling pretty happy about life. Even winked at a paparazzi who was patiently waiting outside for Emma cause, you know, I was feeling sassy and fabulous at the time.
I ended up getting even more on an Emma Watson fix as I attended the press conference for the film that afternoon and Emma continued to be her charming, graceful self.
Emma won’t know me from Adam when we next meet but I much prefer that to her remembering me for being a douche.
Because the look and answer she gave that one journalist who asked if she would be starring in Fifty Shades of Grey was ice cold. So now I know exactly what her bitch face looks like and I will never have it come my way!
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