This 17-year-old is going viral for her uncanny resemblance to actress Emma Watson
“My name is Ella Norton, and I am a 17-year-old from England. I am currently doing my A Levels, and have enjoyed starting up an Instagram and posting on Reddit as a celebrity lookalike,” Ella introduced herself. “I’ve been told that I resembled Emma ever since I was young! I never thought I resembled her enough to ever make something of it, but starting a Instagram page and sharing some photos on Reddit has proved me wrong!” the student saiud.
Ella was asked whether she gets stopped in the street by Emma Watson’s fans: “All the time! Usually whenever I visit large towns or cities, such as London or Oxford. I always feel so bad to let people down who genuinely think I am Emma, as I don’t want to disappoint people. It’s very surreal, though, experiencing even a tiny bit of what it’s like for a celebrity on a daily basis,” she said
Ella is based in the UK and says people approach her all the time whenever she visits bigger cities
“I’ve only recently started cosplaying this year,” Elle said. “So far I’ve only really cosplayed as Hermione, but I’m looking to also cosplay Belle from Beauty and The Beast, and Meg March from Little Women. I’ve never done any professional cosplay before, but I’m looking forward to learning more about cosplay and going to conventions when I can.”
Funnily enough, looks are not the only thing that Ella and Emma have in common. Both young women want to use their platform and audience to speak out on the issues that matter to them the most. “I am really enjoying getting started in the cosplay community, and also sharing the books I’m reading and my studying, which I am very passionate about. It’s also great to have a platform on which I have a voice to speak on important issues,” Ella said a couple of months ago.
She says “it’s flattering” that people confuse her with the British celebrity
We asked Ella to share whether she had any memorable experiences with people mistaking her for the British actress. The now-viral student shared with us: “When I visited Oxford once, there were lots of children dressed up in Harry Potter uniform, and I was asked to take pictures with them all and sign autographs, some asking for Hermione’s autograph! It was very sweet.”
Funnily enough, looks are not the only thing that Ella and Emma have in common. Both young women want to use their platform and audience to speak out on the issues that matter to them the most.
“I’m an avid bookworm, and am very passionate about studying! I love being able to share the books I’m reading and my daily studying with my following online. I also really enjoy acting, singing, and ballet,” Ella said. “It’s been the dream to study at Oxford University reading English ever since I was little. After, I am hoping to go into work for human rights. I consider myself to be an advocate for human rights as well as environmental issues, and I would love to be able to make a difference in the world. That’s another reason why I like having a platform on social media; it’s great to have a voice with which I can speak on important issues.”
“It’s also great to have a platform on which I have a voice to speak on important issues”
Has Ella ever thought about doing photo double work? “I have,” the student tells us. “Unfortunately, due to insurance coverage, I will not be able to do any until I am 18, but I’m hoping that I’ll be able to do some part-time double work when I come of age.”
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