Emma Watson, of “Harry Potter” fame, is stopping by “Anderson” Monday, Sept. 17 to dish on her new movie, “The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” which opens nationwide Friday, Sept. 21. She talks about how hard it was to get made, plus weighs in on the Royal family and identifying with characters.

Anderson: “The other thing I find amazing about this, you had to like fight to get this movie made.”

“That’s what I couldn’t believe because I went back to Brown and I said
to my friends in my dorm, ‘Guys, I just read this great script
apparently it’s a book it’s called ‘The Perks of Being A Wallflower.’
And they were like, ‘Duh,  we read it like 10 years ago and it’s amazing
and how did you not know about it.’ And I was like, okay, I was still
playing catch up so I was like well Logan and I are attached and it’s a
great book and has this huge following so obviously we are going to get
it made. Then, my agent called me and said actually nobody wants to fund
it. No one wanted to touch it with a ten foot pole. I think it’s
because it deals with the real deal. It doesn’t put a gloss on any of
the real issues of growing up. So, I flew out to LA and I met with
Paramount and Warner Bros and Summit and Disney and everyone and was
just like, ‘Please.'”

Audience: “Well Emma, I think you are adorable and I think you would make a great couple with Prince Harry. I was wondering if you’ve ever been asked on a date by a Royal.”

Emma: “I have not but the Queen is a lovely lady, I’ve met the Queen.”

Anderson: “Have you ever been to Vegas? Because I hear Prince Harry likes Vegas.”

Emma: “That would have been the place to go, I wish they had told me. I think it’s a hard deal being a Royal. I think that would be intense. I think Kate’s doing an awesome, awesome job of it.”

Anderson: “I think it would be horrible being a Royal. I feel so bad for Prince Harry. He’s hanging out with a bunch a friends in a hotel room and some sleazy person takes a picture and sells it.”

Emma: “The joy of camera phones, it’s yeah.”

Anderson: “We got a lot of questions on our wall from Twitter and Facebook. There is a question which was for you the most difficult scene for you to shoot? And more fun? What was the toughest scene because there are a lot of very emotional scenes in this.”

Emma: “I think for me it was coming from playing Hermione Granger, whose like this seriously buttoned up very prim and proper English school girl to playing Sam who is on the other end of the spectrum, whose like running around in fish net stocking, feather boas and doing ‘Rocky Horror.’ She’s a true unique.”

Anderson: “Which one is more like you?”

Emma: “Well, it’s funny because obviously people associate me with Hermione because I played her for so long but there’s definitely a part of me that’s much more spontaneous and funny.”

Anderson: “Do you have fish nets?”

Emma: “I do now. Yeah, I think it was for me breaking down the barriers of like what will people think, I’ve never done this before, do I really have to get on stage and dance like Susan Sarandon, I’m so embarrassed right now, I can’t do this.”

Anderson: “Yeah there’s no way I could have done that. Those are the only scenes where I was like, okay I am definitely not a character in this movie because I would have not been one of the people doing the ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show.'”

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