Emma Watson has compared a storyline about book ownership in Little Women to Taylor Swift’s battle for ownership of her discography.
The Greta Gerwig-directed Little Women, which also stars Laura Dern and Florence Pugh, follows four sisters as they grow from childhood to womanhood, with one of the sisters in the story being an aspiring author.
Shake It Off singer Taylor has been embroiled in a public legal dispute with Big Machine and Scooter Braun in recent months over her past recordings. Speaking at Little Women’s New York premiere earlier this week Emma compared the drama to the story of the film, as she said: ‘It’s about believing in yourself and knowing your worth and owning your worth.’
She added to Variety: ‘Right now, the Taylor Swift situation is a great example of, you know, you’re young and you’re talented and someone wants to buy your work, but having ownership at the end of the day is super, super important because you don’t know what someone’s going to decide to do with that.’
The Harry Potter star also compared the situation to a Monopoly game, saying: ‘I think people undervalue ownership.
‘You know when you play Monopoly and you have a decision and you want to own something or get cash fast. The way to win Monopoly, everyone, is to own stuff.
‘I’m just saying.’
In other Emma news, the 29-year-old made headlines last month when she said she was ‘self-partnered’ rather than single.
In an interview with British Vogue, she said: ‘I was like, “Why does everyone make such a big fuss about turning 30? This is not a big deal”.
‘Cut to 29, and I’m like, “Oh my God, I feel so stressed and anxious”.
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‘And I realise it’s because there is suddenly this bloody influx of subliminal messaging around. I never believed the whole “I’m happy single” spiel. I was like, “This is totally spiel”. It took me a long time, but I’m very happy [being single]. I call it being self-partnered.’
Good for you, Emma!
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