Actor and all-round flawless woman Emma Watson spoke candidly in a recent interview with Porter Magazine about the intense pressure she felt growing up in the public eye.
Emma said the lack of privacy made it difficult for her, as a young person, to become comfortable with who she was:
That feeling of not being comfortable in my own skin was exacerbated by the microscope I was under ... I felt so inadequate because I just didn't have answers yet ... I questioned everything. I was terrified by the level of interest in me. I spent most of my time trying to convince everyone I was incredibly boring because I needed privacy and a minute to figure myself out. I used to have to go numb and close myself off, for example on the red carpet, just to get through it.
She also ~really~ let her inner Hermione Granger shine.
It takes a while for people to realise that I don't care if I don't get any sleep, I don't care if I'm freezing cold, I don't care if I work a seven-day week ... The only thing I care about is leaving nothing on the table. I don't know why I have to push myself, but I just don't know how to be any other way. It's just the way I am made.