EMMA WATSON INTERVIEWS MALALA YOUSAFZAI

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Actress and U.N. Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson interviewed education activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai in a video that has garnered over 4 million views in just three days.

In the live Q&A posted on Watson’s Facebook page, promoting Yousafzai’s film He Named Me Malala, the 18-year-old Pakistani activist confessed that Watson’s September 2014 #HeForShe speech, which called on men to support gender equality, inspired her to become a feminist.

I hesitated in saying am I a feminist or not and then after hearing your speech, when you said “if not now, when? If not me, who?”, I decided that there’s no way and there’s nothing wrong by calling yourself a feminist, so I am a feminist. And feminism is another word for equality.’

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Watson was clearly touched by the words as her eyes filled with tears during the interview. The Harry Potteractress took to her Facebook page shortly afterwards saying:

‘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.’