02/20/2012 11:21 am ET

Emma Watson: Journalists Asked Me If I 'Was A Lesbian Now' After My Haircut

We've adored actress Emma Watson's cute pixie cut ever since she debuted it back in 2010, but that hasn't stopped some people from making some really nosy comments about it (right to Emma's face!).

Our friends at Styleite spotted this profile on the actress in the Independent, in which Emma dishes on her famous pixie cut.

We know Emma's always loved her short hair, as she said before: "I think it's made me more bold, there’s no way to hide when you have short hair."

And now the actress reveals that while she saw her hair as a bold style move, some people weren't shy about telling her exactly what they thought about it.

"I had journalists asking me if this meant I was coming out, if I was a lesbian now." She rolls her eyes. "That haircut did make me realise how subjective everyone's opinion is. Some people were crazy for it and some people just thought I'd lost my shit. All I can do is follow my instincts, because I'll never please everyone."

Here's to that!

But she continues to fight off the naysayers. The 21-year-old Oxford student, who's currently the face of Lancome, says her new hair has again given her a sense of boldness:

"As I've got older, and since I cut all my hair off, I've felt a bit more liberated about trying different things out."

Click over to The Independent to read more of Emma's profile, where she reveals some surprising facts about her makeup routine.