Emma Watson is coining the new millennial term: ‘self-partnered’.
The Harry Potter actress did a tell-all interview with British Vogue in which she talks her life in the year before she turns 30. One of the questions Watson answered was about her dating life.
She said, “I am dating, yeah, as in not one specific person, but I am going on dates.” She added that her friends from college usually set her up on dates, but that she is not in a committed relationship right now.
She added, “I never believed the whole ‘I’m happy single’ spiel. I was like, ‘This is totally a spiel.’ It took me a long time, but I’m very happy. I call it being self-partnered.”
Watson is also set to turn 30 in April, and talked about the significance of that age to her. She said, “I was like, ‘Why does everyone make such a big fuss about turning 30? This is not a big deal.’ 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,” she added. “There’s just this incredible amount of anxiety.”
She also talked about being plucked from obscurity at the age of 9 to play Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter series. The actress candidly revealed she’s been to therapy to deal with how the whole thing impacted her.
She said, “It’s so bizarre and otherworldly what happened to me. I played a symbol — and I know this because she’s a symbol for me — so I understand how this happened. I don’t judge anyone that I meet that [I’m her]… but I’m not [Hermione Granger]. Even people that are really close to me sometimes can’t let it go. Or just see just me. And sometimes I have to go, ‘I need exactly what you need. I’m just as human as you are. I’m just as insecure as you are. I struggle just as much as you struggle.’ And I get it.”
Watch her honest interview right here:
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