Thursday, August 15, 2019

[VIDEO] Emma Watson in conversation with Dr. Denis Mukwege



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It happened on May 15 of this year. We had photos but no full video until now.

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24 comments:

Jonathan Andrew Sheen said...

What a stunning, horrifying interview. I'm so filled with admiration for her putting her fame to work bringing the eyes and ears of her fanbase to Dr. Mukwege and his experience.

Anonymous said...

No, no and once again: no.
Mr. Mukwege is a giant in his field and this fact required to have a really good interlocutor who is able to ask really good questions, but also
Sorry to write it but Emma doesn't have any charisma, even a bit.
He's extremely kind to her, but it cannot change the impression that although she was prepared and she knows him for some time (they haven't met on the stage for the very first time), she's too weak interlocutor for him. She seems she doesn't feel it: the faces she made during the chat were like a really bad acting, moreover (and it touched me the most, in a negative sense): very often she started on a very high, emotional note ('cause the question/thought was really serious & touching) and then she needed to have a look to her notes to finish it... It didn't match the very elevated, high temperature of the talk at all: it seemed like she forgot what she wanted to speak about and it was obvious: those very solemn thoughts weren't very natural to her. I'd expect those can come so easy to her since it's her own philosophy.
At least she was in several movies, she should know how to memorize & deliver the speeches/lines.
She shouldn't have looked to her notes: only to check the next questions, but not to continue her thoughts, especially when she started speaking about them in a very emotional way...
I think she's still looking for the way she can spend her professional life.
She's not talented (lazy too?) to be a good, even a mediocre actress (as of not: she's just terrible); she lacks charisma to be a social activist (she's invited to various events 'cause of her exposure and visibility: over 50m followers on instagram).
She cannot admit (and never will) the industries she was lucky enough to get in: film, social activism are beyond her capabilities and her potential.
Modelling maybe?...
Sorry to write everything above.
I really like her, but only because she's my type and I think she's beautiful in a very nonobvious way...

Unknown said...

Wow. Annon above. Just wow.

Anonymous said...

@ Unknown
I know it's realy difficult to digest it cause we all like her, but it's hard to not agree with Annon. Emma is clearly intelligent and a committed feminist and has some interesting interviewees, but I find them hard work to watch. She is so well prepared with questions, but she really doesn't feel comfortable in those interviews.

Anonymous said...

To the last Anon: thanks for understanding.
Believe me or believe me not: I'm not one of the haters who are happy when she trips up.
I think she's a beautiful woman and it hard for me to see she doesn't have any idea for her future endeavors.
It was quite hard for me to write all of it (hence a lot of typos and some unfinished sentences above).
Maybe she got spoiled: first by her wealthy family and her parents' approach/expectations towards her and then by a massive HP success and money she earned.
The film industry is the most demanding in the whole entertainment world (I don't count opera which is much more arts rather than entertainment) and you really need to keep up with all upcoming demands; be talented and really hard working and of course you have to have a lot of luck as well.
Emma had the very last piece: a lot of luck, but unfortunately (it's my opinion only): she misspent it. It's a pity.
I think we'll see her in less and less movies (they'll be be less and less important) and then she realizes that it's better not to act at all than to be in some craps.
She'll appear in some events from time to time and she'll be remembered as a big child star (ages ago).
She isn't the first one who didn't meet the expectations and for sure not the last one.

Anonymous said...

Honestly, she just strikes me as a bit of a nervous speaker. I've done presentations before and also have that problem, so I understand it. I thought she was quite thoughtful.

Anonymous said...

(cont) Generally, I think she does quite well in the interviews, but there's a noticeable difference in how she frames them depending on who is the one being interviewed. With a number of them, where she largely has similar views and even relatable life experience with, it's framed more as a conversation and she engages quite well in those.
With some subjects, however, such as Dr. Mukwege here, it's framed more obviously in an interview format, because they have a different life experience from her, and thus it's gonna be framed much more around them, and I'm pretty sure she's quite mindful about that. A large part of her philosophy, especially recently, is in also hearing those who didn't have the privileges she has, and I see that as a positive in being able to have a more expansive view. Obviously it's in a different depth for her, and I think she understands that and is quite thoughtful with how she questions based on that.

Unknown said...

Annon at 3:07. You are quite condescending and rude. Cannot make blankets generalizations about how she will be perceived in the future based on your own subjective views on her. Secondly my issue with you is that you keep saying how beautiful she is as if that is the only thing that matters or her only worth or value. This is a complete contradiction to feminism, women’s rights and everything and Emma Watson stands for. Who are you to judge her like this? Who are you to say that she cannot hold a conversation with these people? What I noticed in these interviews is that she does better in interviews objectively better when she feel she has a personal connection with someone such as Burpee c Who are you to judge her like this? Who are you to say that she cannot hold a conversation with these people? What I noticed in these interviews is that she does better in interviews objectively better when she feel she has a personal connection with someone such as Rupi Kaur. Where her true emotion comes out and then causes her to lose a bit of a objectivity and professionalism as a speaker is when she feels in all of the person she is interviewing and looks at them in and idolizing way such as Gloria Steinem and in this interview where her true emotion comes out and then causes her to lose a bit of a objectivity and professionalism as a speaker is when she feels in all of the person she is interviewing and looks at them in an idolizing way such as Gloria Steinem and in this interview . What does demonstrate is that she is a human being first and foremost before all else and is not acting. I’m sure she would be the first to admit that she’s not a wonderful public speaker. But she is very eloquent and she asks very important questions. The bottom line here is that she is shedding light on issues that are important and speaking to very influential and incredible people and bringing their voices to audiences who may never have heard of them otherwise. That is the good she is doing and in my mind that far outweighs her ability to be an objective speaker or super professional in her interviewing skills.

Unknown said...

Johnathan: your encouragement is very kind. I wholeheartedly agree.

Robert Mayr said...

@anon 2nd post:
I'm not in the position to rate her acting skills or her skills as moderator/interlocutor because I haven't seen her latest films nor the full interview with Dr. Mukwege.
But I understand the message you wanted to leave, and it's okay to have this opinion.
However, if I read this, it seems to me as if you wanted to say if she doesn't improve her acting skills (probably to become a highly admired actress) or doesn't eliminate some interviewer-supoptimal-things, she has failed in life (especially if you read the last comment). Here I strongly want to disagree. She doesn't have to fit in common patterns (no one of us has to). She's become rich and famous, she can do whatever she wants, and as long as it's not hurting others, it's okay!
And I also disagree as far as her charisma is concerned. I think she has one.
At last I want to say I really appreciate Emma's will to make the world a better place. So: Emma and Emma-followers, go on! :-)

Robert Mayr said...

at my reference to "last comment", I meant comment at 3:07 pm. (sorry, some people commented while I typed)

Anonymous said...

To Robert: I would never say she has failed in life, because I'm not the person who can summarize her life (no one is).
And life is so much more than only acting, modeling, any activism.
You went too far.
But I believe interpretations say much more about people that they want to admit and this is your case.

Anonymous said...

To someone who posted at 10:19 PM:
it will be short, because you only deserve a short line.
Take a cold shower, because you're about to get a stroke.
I don't judge anyone and I never did.
I can say whatever I want because it's my subjective opinion. Full stop.

Anonymous said...

What if you all shut the fuck up and stop talking about her.

Unknown said...

To the person at 11:31 pm. Appearances can be deceiving. I wasn’t having a stroke genius it’s called using voice to text (which obviously has a long way to go). You make her out to be a beautiful...failure, and she is not. I am quite certain people will remember her for her activism before they remember her as an actress, even if it’s to gripe about her passion for feminism (which they frame as a negative), which actually says more about the continual presence of patriarchy in our society. She’s brave for continuing to engage in this cause despite the backlash. Dr. Mukwege is a world renowned Nobel Laureate who has saved thousands of women from a terrible fate. Emma was visibly touched by that and I think that’s a beautiful thing in an age of superficiality.

Anonymous said...

Guys stop judging her. We all have no idea what's going on with her. Remember? Her nude was released because she was one of the famous actress. May be she hated that.May be she just didn't want to act in the movies anymore and focus on feminism. So she stopped focusing on movies and started focusing on activism.

Dj Anubis said...

I enjoy Emma's acting but havent really enjoyed most of the movies she is in because they really are not my thing in terms of interest. But, she has always said she will take roles that mean something to her so its understandable.

As far as her activism while i do have some issues with feminism extremists i applaud her for at least attempting to create change and she clearly puts the effort and work into it. I think some of her nervousness comes from wanting to be careful what to say and her continuance to learn as she goes along.

She is by no means a seasoned activist like Gloria Steinem and such. I think she is doing a great job and i have no complaints as im certainly in no position to judge as im currently typing this out on a fan site while sitting on my ass. Lol

I wish her the best with everything she does no matter what it is.

Anonymous said...

To the person at 10:19 and 1,01
A guy who posted at 3,07 can create his own opinion based on every level he wants, even on her aperance. I know that sudenly the sociaiety try to tell us that we can not say that person is beautiful, but not everyone need to agree with that and I do not think a compliment is a violtion of human rights. Saying that she cannot hold a conversation with these people is also his opinion, witch basically I agree with. This is first time I saw this interview and it defienietly looks like Dr. Mukwege it's too large caliber for her. Finally saying that she's not wonderful public speaker, when she supposed to be an actress and a performer, who once wanted to play on theatre stage, it says a lot about her acting skills.

Anonymous said...

10/10!!!

Anonymous said...

I think she is still young and mukwege probably realized its his only chance to reach that many young Girls (see audience) and he focusses a lot in what he wants to tell them.
Emma for me seems SOOOOO authentic! her real person comes through a lot. She even cries and I can completely relate to being nervous in being so authentic in conversation with someone as huge and important and at the same time being in public and being watched by so many. I think the best moment she realizes she gets more ich nervous again
All in all I thinl it was great and lovely and so so impressive to watch and learn more about the situation.
It was so interesting.
I am thankful for people going out and doing such....
Wow
Thank
Love!

Anonymous said...

To the person at 10:18: it says nothing about her acting skills because she wasn’t acting. She wasn’t playing a role. And Saying she’s beautiful is fine, the point the person before was making was that if that’s all the person sees and other than that tears her down, that’s incredibly shallow!

Anonymous said...

Honestly, it almost feels like a nice return to normal having these arguments again XD

Anonymous said...

An actor must be a good public speaker, this is one of the most important skill to possess.

Anonymous said...

"An actor must be a good public speaker, this is one of the most important skill to possess."

I don't agree. There are actors who are very shy and awkward in public, and feel way more at ease in front of a camera or on stage, pretending to be someone else. If you're going to judge Emma's acting, then judge her acting in movies. If you think she's bad then, fair enough, that's you prerogative.

I personally think saying she's "mediocre" is a vast exaggeration. It almost seems like some people are going out of their way to criticize her.