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Emma Becomes UN Women Goodwill Ambassador

UN Women, the United Nations organization, announced today the appointment of British Actress, Emma Watson, as Goodwill Ambassador.

The accomplished actress, humanitarian, and recent graduate of Ivy League institution Brown University, will dedicate her efforts as UN Women Goodwill Ambassador towards the empowerment of young women and will serve as an advocate for UN Women’s HeForShe campaign in promoting gender equality.

Ms. Watson has been involved in the promotion of girls’ education for several years, and previously visited Bangladesh and Zambia as part of her humanitarian efforts.

Quotes from those involved with UN Women:

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director, UN Women.

“We are thrilled and honoured to work with Emma, whom we believe embodies the values of UN Women,”. “The engagement of young people is critical for the advancement of gender equality in the 21st century, and I am convinced that Emma’s intellect and passion will enable UN Women’s messages to reach the hearts and minds of young people globally,”.

Quotes from Emma herself:

“Being asked to serve as UN Women’s Goodwill Ambassador is truly humbling. The chance to make a real difference is not an opportunity that everyone is given and is one I have no intention of taking lightly. Women’s rights are something so inextricably linked with who I am, so deeply personal and rooted in my life that I can’t imagine an opportunity more exciting. I still have so much to learn, but as I progress I hope to bring more of my individual knowledge, experience and awareness to this role,”.

Note: Ms. Watson is the first Goodwill Ambassador appointment under Ms. Mlambo-Ngcuka’s leadership.




Filed in News Queen of the Tearling

Queen of the Tearling: Emma To Do Own Stunts.

Emma Watson (as: heroine, Kelsea Glynn) is going to be doing her own stunts in the upcoming film adaptation of Erika Johansen’s action novel, ‘The Queen of the Tearling’

The 24 year old actress is being fully trained to do all her own stunts in the fantasy film. Such as horseback riding, combat training, knife skills, sword fighting, snaring rabbits and climbing trees.

Watson will also be stripped of make-up and transformed into a more realistic, athletic heroine.

One of her co-stars has been quoted as saying: ”With Emma, it’s hard to be that plain, but she’ll be playing someone who has a physicality.”

The Summary: In the film Emma will be playing the fearless Kelsea, who is removed from her home aged 19 to take her place as ruler of a fictional post-utopian country with dark secrets.

David Heyman is set to act as producer and Emma is the executive producer, while a director has yet to be chosen at this time.
Warner Bros. is said to have snapped up the rights to the ‘Tearling’ trilogy in a bid to turn it into the next must-see young adult fantasy franchise.