Emma Watson has been moved to tears while interviewing Nobel peace prize winner Malala Yousafzai at the U.K’s Into Film Festival.
During the interview, Malala told the Harry Potter actress she was inspired to call herself a feminist after hearing Emma’s now famous HeForShe speech.
“Interestingly, this word feminism has been a very tricky word,” Malala said. “When I heard it the first time, I heard some negative responses and some positive ones, and I hesitated in saying, ‘Am I a feminist or not?’ Then after hearing your speech, when you said, ‘If not now, when? If not me, who?’ I decided there’s nothing wrong by calling yourself a feminist. So I am a feminist, and we all should be feminists because feminism is another word for equality.”
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“I’m so moved to hear that,” Emma said, clutching her heart and tearing up.
Emma posted a video of the interview on her Facebook page, saying: “Perhaps the most moving moment of today for me was when Malala addressed the issue of feminism. To give you some background, I had initially planned to ask Malala whether or not she was a feminist but then researched to see whether she had used this word to describe herself. Having seen that she hadn’t, I decided to take the question out before the day of our interview. To my utter shock Malala put the question back into one of her own answers and identified herself. Maybe feminist isn’t the easiest word to use … but she did it anyway.”
Take a look at the full interview below: