After playing the role of Hermoine Granger in the highly successful “Harry Potter” franchise, Emma Watson became a household name and adopted an array of fans at such a young age.
But now, the actress is opening up to how she underwent medical treatment for many years after her high-profile role.
Talking with British Vogue, the 29-year-old actress revealed how she felt disqualified even after she became so famous at the age of 11 when she was selected to play the iconic character from the crowd at school.
Watson reveals that it has a dark side and she knows it because she has experienced it. The “Little Woman” star admitted that she had a bizarre childhood and actually felt guilty about it after sitting in several therapy sessions.
The actress also admitted that someone else would have enjoyed every one more than me. “I’m like, why am I?” Someone else would have enjoyed it and I wanted this aspect more than that. Watson said that I have struggled a lot with guilt around.
The star further said that she struggled a lot in her younger days while being more excited by what she had got, she should have enjoyed it.
Asked how the “Beauty and the Beast” star managed to cope with such situations, she revealed that she went to her parents and told them everything she was experiencing.
After feeling “disconnected” from her loved ones, Watson turned to her family, parents Jacqueline Lesby and Chris Watson, to keep her family.
She told that there were moments when she felt that the tension was really getting bigger and she was falling apart from everything else she loves.
When she thought about separating from her friends and family, she remembered the anxiety she felt.
“It became so big that I felt disconnected, and part of my inner peace was missing my identity.” Watson shared. The situation became so bad that she had to ask her parents if they too thought she was their daughter.
Watson concludes by acknowledging that she still feels really bad that she can’t enjoy the limelight like she wanted to.
“I’m someone’s daughter, I’m a sister. I belong to a family. I come from one place, I have my roots,” Watson said.
The next year will mark Watson and his co-stars Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint as 20 years on JK as the iconic trio of characters. A film adaptation of Rowling.
Meanwhile, Watson is set for the release of his upcoming film “Chhoti Wali” with Meryl Streep and Saoirse Ronan. The film is scheduled to hit theaters on December 25, 2019.