Watch Emma Watson Give Sweet Romance Advice to Strangers in New York City
By Sophie Schillaci
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Emma Watson is so wise beyond her years.
The 26-year-old actress answered questions about life and love from strangers in New York City's Grand Central Terminal, teaming up with Vanity Fair for an episode of Derek Does Stuff With a Friend with Derek Blasberg. For $2 apiece, passersby could ask for advice on whatever's on their mind, while Watson offered thoughtful (and in typical fashion, adorable) responses.
Appearing via FaceTime on an iPad, Watson urged one man to send his wife of 30 years a bouquet of pink peonies for Valentine's Day while he was traveling out of town. And when two young boys asked her how to be a good boyfriend, she just melted.
"Just even by asking the question, you're an amazing boyfriend," she said. "I think really it's just being kind in any way that you can. And dancing! Oh, you should dance with her! Boys that dance are so great."
Watson stars as Belle in the upcoming live-action remake of Disney's Beauty and the Beast, opening March 17. In her new Vanity Fair cover story, the Harry Potter alum opened up about why it was important for her to have the character be a feminist.
"[Belle is] absolutely a Disney princess, but she’s not a passive character -- she's in charge of her own destiny," Watson explains, also sharing that she got the approval of famous feminist activist Gloria Steinem on the final edit of the film.
"I couldn't care less if I won an Oscar or not if the movie didn't say something that I felt was important for people to hear," she stresses.
For more from Watson's in-depth interview, watch below.