Emma Watson, ‘I Feel Inadequate’


Emma Watson revealed that she still feels inadequate: ‘It’s called the impostor syndrome. It’s almost like the better I do, the more my feeling of inadequacy actually increases, because I’m just going: ‘Any moment, someone’s going to find out I’m a total fraud, and that I don’t deserve any of what I’ve achieved. I can’t possibly live up to what everyone thinks I am and what everyone’s expectations of me are.

After Harry Potter I didn’t feel very confident in myself as an actor. It’s lucky that I’ve improved that now, but back then I needed someone to believe in me, and Stephen really did.’ After graduating from Brown she wants to write a book: ‘I almost feel like I would have to publish it under another name – just because there’s a definition of me out there that feels kind of stuck in the moment when it was formed. I was 15 or 16 then, and I’m now 23.

I’m not complaining, because people really have given me permission to evolve and have been very supportive of my work outside of Harry Potter. So I don’t feel too suffocated in that sense. But sometimes I’ve felt a little constrained by that idea of who I’m meant to be.’ Full long Rookie Mag interview HERE!

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  • kary_redfern

    I think she is one of those girls that has given so much to her fan base, that I honestly wouldn’t care anything she does…. as long as is not 50 shades. I have no problem with her taking an adult role, but those books suck bad.

  • SlimShady

    Emma bby nooo! You are super amazing, talented and beautiful. You’re going to become the next Streep.