Emma Watson Dishes About Haircuts and Harry Potter in ‘Marie Claire’

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Between promoting Harry Potter, posing for countless magazine covers, and, oh yeah, keeping up with homework at her Ivy League university, Emma Watson redefines the word “busy.”

As Marie Claire‘s cover girl this month, Emma dished about Harry Potter (“it’s the end of an era”), chopping off her hair (“it’s really liberating”), and letting loose at college (“I threw my 20th birthday party at Brown”). We have the highlights!

On Harry Potter: “”My last day was pretty emotional. It was sad; it’s the end of an era. What an amazing learning experience! I gave everything I could to that role, and I got so much from it.”

On her new pixie ‘do: “I’ve wanted to do it since I was about 16, and when Harry Potter ended in June, I just needed a change. It was quite symbolic for me. It’s very short; it was buzzed at the back and on the sides. And it’s really liberating that I can walk out without thinking about it.”

On going college: “Brown has a real sense of community, and people are very protective of me… I threw my 20th birthday party at Brown, and I didn’t even have to say to anyone not to put pictures on Facebook. Not a single picture went up. That was when I knew I’d found a solid group of friends, and I felt like I belonged.”

On teenage rebellion: “I do things in my own way, but I’ve never felt any need to rebel,” she said. “To be honest, I’ve always had far too much freedom. I had a job when I was 10. I started living on my own when I was 17 or 18. I’ve earned my own money; I’ve traveled the world. What would I rebel against?