Friday, December 19, 2008
I like Emma Watson. I like the way her parents have raised her and whenever she has taken a step out of line they manage to reign her back in. She seems fairly normal. So, I am hoping that what she said in a recent interview with USA Today is actually what she means and is not some fanciful thing that makes me want to call her out. In the interview she said that even though she is worth about $20M she has no need for money and really doesn't care about it.
OK, she is 18 and she does still live at home and so any 18 year old would probably say the same thing. I get that part. Fine. But, also I don't think she is asking her parents for $10, or since is British, a tenner to go out with her friends to the pub that night. She doesn't have a need for money because whenever she would probably need some for a new dress or evening gown or clothes or products that most 18 year old kids would beg their parents for or work 40 hours a week to pay for, she gets for free. Oh, and most 18 year old kids are not shopping at Kitson either.
I always find it very funny when rich people say they have no need for money. It's ridiculous. There is always a need for money. I much prefer rich people who are honest and say something like, "money isn't the most important thing, but it's much nicer than not having any." See, that is honest.
So, because of who she is and her past behavior, I am going to give Emma a break on this one and give her the benefit of the doubt. But, I am keeping my eye on you Miss Watson. I don't want to see you get all Lindsay on me when you leave home because that would be really disappointing.