Emma Watson took time out to give a shout out to fans to thank them for their gifts and good wishes on her 21st Birthday, and revealed that she had just landed a new deal with Lancôme cosmetics.
Watson raised eyebrows when she announced in March that she was dropping out of Brown University because of commitments to her “Harry Potter” franchise and other business.
The move came not long after Brown students circulated around campus what was purported to be a topless photo of Watson wrapped in a towel standing next to a hot tub.
The photo proved to be fake, but the incident shattered Watson’s privacy at the university, which she said she prized.
“Just a quick message to say thank you for all the Birthday wishes and gifts you’ve sent. I’m continually overwhelmed by the support from you all. It means so much to me, so thank you very much,” she said in the video.
“Turning 21 is a significant occasion for everyone, and it’s proved to be quite a milestone…this year I plan to continue pursuing my love of fashion, working as an ambassadress for Lancôme,” she added.
She follows such well-known actresses as Julia Roberts, Penelope Cruz, Kate Winslet and Anne Hathaway.
Lancome praised Watson for “her charm, romanticism and her incredible modernity.”
“Emma Watson has become the icon of her generation. We are delighted by this new collaboration,” it said.
Emma also revealed she has been working hard to hone her American accent for a new movie “Perks Of Being A Wallflower.”
The film is based on a novel by Stephen Chbosky, who also is directing and writing the script. It also stars Logan Lerman and Mae Whitman.
The film is a far cry from Harry Potter. It’s about an introverted college freshman named Charlie (Watson), who learns everything from drug use to suicide from step siblings Sam and Patrick.
“So yeah, it’s turning out to be quite a big year in a way and I just want to say so much for all of your continuing support,” she added.
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1” has just been released on DVD. The disc retails for $28.98, but you can buy it (above) through an TheImproper special offer at amazon.com for $13.99, a 52 percent saving, plus free shipping.
Part 2 debuts on July 15.