Emma Watson has been slowly but surely establishing herself as one of the most serious and relatable celebrities of her generation. Her latest interview will only further strengthen that impression.
The former “Harry Potter” star, who will soon be seen on the silver screen in the critically well-received “The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” sat down with Glamour magazine for an honest chat on what it’s like to be a young woman always in the spotlight.
Emma doesn’t beat around the bush in sharing her belief that women today put way too much pressure
on themselves where weight is concerned (quotes via the Daily Mail
She knows what it’s like to think that you’re never too thin and never good enough because she too was once in a place where thoughts of this kind would not let her be.
In time, though, she’s learned that body acceptance is the best and sanest way to go.
“I’ve accepted my body shape more as I’ve got older. I went through a stage of wanting to have that straight-up-and-down model look, but I have curves and hips, and in the end you have to accept yourself as you are,” the actress says for the magazine.
Granted, she was thinner too when she was younger but, as she grows older and her body changes, she realizes that she has to learn to accept it as it is and not put herself through hell because of it.
“My weight has fluctuated between a [UK] size 6 and a 10. When you’re growing, your body is still figuring itself out and it takes a while to settle down,” Emma recalls.
“I keep telling myself that I’m a human being, an imperfect human being who’s not made to look like a doll, and that who I am as a person is more important than whether at that moment I have a nice figure,” she says.
Not all women think like that though, the star underlines. Because of this, they live under constant pressure and turn on each other, when everything could be much easier and they would certainly be happier.
“It makes me sad to hear girls constantly putting themselves down. We have these unbelievably high expectations of ourselves, when actually we’re human beings and our bodies have a function,” Emma says.
“We say that the pressure is coming from men but actually it’s from each other. I think women feel so much pressure
these days and it can turn us against each other. But we really damage our own confidence when we put ourselves down, so I try not to,” she adds.
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