Emma Watson Was "Raging" After Nude Photo Leak Hoax
Star reveals she was furious when 'hackers' threatened to release non-existent pics...
Emma Watson has opened up about being targeted in a nude pictures hoax last year after putting her name to a high-profile campaign for gender equality.
The former Harry Potter actress, 24, was threatened with the release of "hacked" naked pictures last year - when "The Fappening" was all over the news.
And the normally mild-mannered star has revealed in a chat at Facebook HQ that she was furious over the hoax, which was staged directly after she'd given a speech on women's rights on behalf of the United Nations.
"After I gave my speech there was a website threatening to release naked pictures of me," she said.
"I knew it was a hoax, I knew the pictures didn't exist, but I think a lot of people that were close to me knew gender equality was an issue but didn't think it was that urgent, that it was a thing of the past.
"And then when they saw that the minute I stood up talking about women's rights I was immediately threatened, I think they were really shocked, my brother was particularly upset.
"This is a real thing that's happening now, women are receiving threats.
"I was raging, it made me so angry, I was like, this is why I have to be doing this. If anything, if they were trying to put me off it, it did the opposite."
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Speaking to Facebook as part of an International Women's Day event, Em-Wat revealed that she'd found her biggest female role model close to home.
"The obvious choice is my mum, she was a single mother and a type one diabetic, so to see her strength and resilience was really inspiring growing up.
"I think she instilled in me in my teenage years when I was feeling very insecure, that what I was thinking, doing, saying, were infinitely more important than my physical appearance.
"She really encouraged me to be an individual. I remember her being thrilled when I got my first detention because she was really worried I was going to be a bit straight laced.
"I'd failed my Latin exam ... I think I'd failed it a few times actually, maybe more than once, but let's not go into that."
And she also expanded on the need for the He For She campaign she is backing - which encourages men to stand up for women's rights.
"Our society in general devalues the she, I mean the qualities that are associated with the feminine that are found in all of us," she explained.
"There's this imbalance, this distortion that is just hindering our progress, it's causing discord, violence and fear the world over.
"It's uncomfortable, it's awkward to acknowledge there is a problem, but we need to understand we are complicit."
Find out more about the solidarity movement here... http://www.heforshe.org/