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Emma Watson opens up about that amazing UN speech

Emma made headlines for all the right reasons when she delivered a thoughtful, eloquent and inspiring speech at the UN headquarters in September
Emma Watson opens up about that amazing UN speech

The speech was a passionate plea for everyone – both men and women – to get behind gender equality and the UN-backed campaign ‘HeForShe’.

Emma, who was appointed a UN Women Goodwill Ambassador in July, helped ‘HeForShe’ get plenty of attention on social media. Everyone from Russell Crowe to Tom Hiddleston jumped on board to voice their support – but as she revealed to Elle UK, making that speech was harder than it looked!

“It wasn’t an easy thing for me to do. It felt like, ‘Am I going to have lunch with these people, or am I going to be eaten? Am I the lunch?,” she told the magazine.

In the end, though, it was all worth it for Emma – and she’s not afraid to keep spreading the word wherever she can.

“Feminism is not here to dictate to you. It’s not prescriptive, it’s not dogmatic,” Emma said in her interview with Elle.

“All we are here to do is give you a choice. If you want to run for President, you can. If you don’t, that’s wonderful, too.”

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