Emma Watson Talks About Her Self-Discovery and Dealing with Fame
The Emma Watson we know today is a beautiful, confident woman – admired by many. She’s a committed actress and a passionate feminist, so it’s hard to imagine her with the flaws and difficulties that we all face. Which, of course, is silly. The former Potter star, even with her seemingly impeccable lifestyle, is human.
Emma recently led an issue in Porter magazine titled “Incredible Women,” which celebrates one hundred incredible women who have made an impact in 2015. In this issue, Emma discusses her conflicted sense of self as a child and how being pulled into the spotlight impacted her personality.
I felt so inadequate because I just didn’t have answers yet. I had so many friends who had a clear sense of self. I envied those girls because I was so unsure of myself […] I’d spent more than half of my life pretending to be someone else. While my contemporaries were dying their hair and figuring out who they were, I was figuring out who Hermione was and how best to portray her.
Emma, now 25, is the UN Women Goodwill Ambassador and a fiercely dedicated actor. She talks about how she feels comfortable being herself now, saying,
Now at 25 for the first time in my life I feel like I have a sense of self that I’m comfortable with. I actually do have things that I want to say, and I want to be my most authentic self.
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