You can define “it” however you’d like, but it was obvious to me a decade ago that Emma Watson had it in spades. It was incorrect and imprudent, of course, for an adult to say or even think such a thing at the time. I was mainly recalling what it was like to be hormonal at age nine or ten, which I definitely was, and saying that if I was in her sphere and age-appropriate, etc. I got funny looks anyway. Some things can’t be said, no matter how you phrase them.

It’s even a bit icky of me to say this now, I guess, but Watson has certainly come into her prime, as this photo (taken last night at the Met) shows. Okay, I’m not really “saying” this. I’m making a measured observation from a respectful distance.