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11/03/2010 04:54 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Emma Watson In 'Marie Claire': Talks Working Childhood, 'Protective' College Classmates (PHOTOS)

Emma Watson covers the December issue of 'Marie Claire,' and in the interview she talks about her working childhood, her short haircut, wrapping 'Harry Potter' after a decade and life as a sophomore at Brown.

Here are some excerpts, scroll down for photos and read the whole thing here.

On blending in at school:
"Brown has a real sense of community, and people are very protective of me. They really look out for me; they want me to feel like I'm part of it. I threw my 20th birthday party at Brown, and I didn't even have to say to anyone not to put pictures on Facebook. Not a single picture went up. That was when I knew I'd found a solid group of friends, and I felt like I belonged."

On her pixie cut:
"I've wanted to do it since I was about 16, and when Harry Potter ended in June, I just needed a change. It was quite symbolic for me. It's very short; it was buzzed at the back and on the sides. And it's really liberating that I can walk out without thinking about it."

On growing up in front of the camera:
"To be honest, I've always had far too much freedom. I had a job when I was 10. I started living on my own when I was 17 or 18. I've earned my own money; I've traveled the world. What would I rebel against? I've had so much freedom, sometimes it was hard. My parents wanted to protect me, but they had no idea how to. I had to learn as I went and make my own mistakes. I went from being totally unknown and never acting professionally to being in a major movie and being very famous. It all happened so quickly, I didn't have any time to work things out. It's been pretty scary at times."

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