Approaching her 30th birthday April next year, Emma Watson opens up about her extraordinary life and transcending child stardom to become a voice for change in the December issue of British Vogue.
In her new cover story with British Vogue, Watson expresses her concerns on the conceptual notion weighed in on turning 30 and admits that “this year has been “tough” because she “had all these ideas” about what her life was supposed to be like at this age.”
She says: “I was like, ‘Why does everyone make such a big fuss about turning 30? This is not a big deal,'” she told the magazine.“Cut to 29, and I’m like, ‘Oh my God, I feel so stressed and anxious. And I realize it’s because there is suddenly this bloody influx of subliminal messaging around. If you have not built a home, if you do not have a husband, if you do not have a baby, and you are turning 30, and you’re not in some incredibly secure, stable place in your career, or you’re still figuring things out… There’s just this incredible amount of anxiety.”
Despite these societal pressures the 29-year-old, who turns 30 in April, shares her thoughts on love, and it turns out she literally has a unique way of referring to her current relationship status. She says “I never believed the whole I’m happy single’ spiel . . . I was like, ‘This is totally spiel. It took me a long time, but I’m very happy being single. I call it being self-partnered.”
On top of all of this, Watson also spoke about her struggles with her fame as a child star after jumping on the big role in the Harry Potter film series and how it’s led her to seek help in therapy. “That’s another thing I’ve sat in therapy and felt really really guilty about, to be honest, is like, why me?” she said of her selection at the age of 9 to be in the Potter films. “Somebody else would have enjoyed and wanted this aspect of it more than I did. I struggle with, I’ve wrestled a lot with the guilt around that. I should be enjoying this more. I should be more excited, and I’m actually really struggling.
Watch the full interview below: