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Emma Watson Has Given A Brutally Honest Interview On Her Child Stardom

"I used to have to go numb and close myself off just to get through it."

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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.

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.

"Sit with the discomfort," she said, when asked what advice she'd give to young women. "Don't run away from it. Lean into it, take your time with it."

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"So many people jump into things just because they can't stand the discomfort of not knowing."

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