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Emma Watson really leaned into a vampy aesthetic Saturday night at the Little Women premiere in New York City. It was a very rare red carpet appearance for the actress, whose last event was in March 2018.
Watson dressed up in a sleeveless Balenciaga black high-low gown with velvet thigh-high boots, a black shell clutch, and Fred Leighton silver cuff earrings.
Her co-stars coordinated in blue, black, and white outfits on the red carpet.
Watson’s last red carpet event was the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscars after party, where she also wore a black dress:
Watson plays Meg March in the film. She spoke to British Vogue last month about how Meg was a feminist in her own way. “With Meg’s character, her way of being a feminist is making the choice—because that’s really, for me anyway, what feminism is about,” Watson said. “Her choice is that she wants to be a full-time mother and wife. To Jo [Saoirse Ronan], being married is really some sort of prison sentence. But Meg says, ‘You know, I love him [John Brooke, who is played by James Norton] and I’m really happy and this is what I want. And just because my dreams are different from yours, it doesn’t mean they’re unimportant.”
She also talked about being single as she approaches 30, and her remarks went viral for the original “self-partnered” label she gave the status.
“I was like, ‘Why does everyone make such a big fuss about turning 30? This is not a big deal…’” she started. “Cut to 29, and I’m like, ‘Oh my God, I feel so stressed and anxious. And I realize it’s because there is suddenly this bloody influx of subliminal messaging around. If you have not built a home, if you do not have a husband, if you do not have a baby, and you are turning 30, and you’re not in some incredibly secure, stable place in your career, or you’re still figuring things out… There’s just this incredible amount of anxiety.”
“I never believed the whole ‘I’m happy single’ spiel,” she continued. “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.”