Want to call Emma Watson a "feminazi" or a "diva" for being vocal about the fight for gender equality? Go right ahead.
The UN Women Goodwill Ambassador is one of the cover stars of Esquire's Women & Men issue alongside Tom Hanks. In an interview with the magazine, Watson addressed the wage gap conversation in Hollywood and explained she has no problem being labeled a "feminazi" for speaking up.
We are not supposed to talk about money, because people will think you're "difficult" or a "diva." But there's a willingness now to be like, "Fine. Call me a 'diva,' call me a 'feminazi,' call me 'difficult,' call me a 'First World feminist,' call me whatever you want, it's not going to stop me from trying to do the right thing and make sure that the right thing happens." Because it doesn't just affect me, it affects all the other women who are in this with me, and it affects all the other men who are in this with me, too.
The "Harry Potter" star mentioned that men should also embrace being called a "feminist," even though many shy away from it.
"They have this idea that it is about women competing with men, or being against men, or wanting to be men, which is a huge misconception," she said. "Women want to be women. We just want to be treated equally. It's not about man hating."
Watson also made it clear she has no plans of slowing down when it comes to gender equality and equal pay in Hollywood and beyond.
"Hollywood is just a small piece of a gigantic puzzle but it's in the spotlight," she said. "Whether you are a woman on a tea plantation in Kenya, or a stockbroker on Wall Street, or a Hollywood actress, no one is being paid equally."