Poehler: Young women are inspiring
Amy Poehler thinks Emma Watson is doing “an amazing job” for young women.
The 43-year-old actress-and-comedian is one of the most popular women in the business thanks to her work on Saturday Night Live and Parks and Recreation. Amy is always keen to promote female empowerment, and during a chat with Vanity Fair, she gave props to former Harry Potter star Emma Watson, who is working hard as the UN Women Goodwill Ambassador.
“She is doing an amazing job. From just a straight-up artistic, creative, and dramatic perspective, I have so much faith in the generation that is coming up, and young women are very inspiring to me,” Amy explained. “The way that some women are using their capital, and figuring out what their currency is—‘What do I want to do with the currency that was either earned or given to me?’ And when people use it in an unexpected or empowering way, or they add value . . . because it’s not always someone’s first instinct or the easiest path.”
In September 2008, Amy began producing a digital series with two friends called Smart Girls at the Party. It aims to help girls find confidence in their own aspirations and talents and the star thinks it’s important to be genuine when relating to youngsters.
“Well, I think Smart Girls started selfishly in that I wanted to do a Web series with my friends and figure out something that maybe I would have liked to watch when I was younger,” she explained. “The interesting thing about the young generation is that they’ve grown up in this digital age, so they can spot authenticity really fast.”
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