Emma Watson does not think Kristen Stewart got a fair trial in the court of public opinion after she cheated on boyfriend Robert Pattinson with married director Rupert Sanders.
"Those who criticized her are the same people that think that being rich and famous is like being covered in some kind of magic powder that makes life perfect: Nothing can go wrong in your wonderful world," Watson told the magazine, according to E! News. "For these people, Kristen deserves all the bad things that have been thrown at her because she had an amazing life and she ruined it."
“I thought that the media picked on her in a very horrible way. Kristen is human, just like everybody else, and she’s so young," defended Watson, who is the same age as 22-year-old Stewart. “Everyone makes mistakes, everyone. It’s not fair to consider them matters of public interest."
The "Harry Potter" star has had to deal with her fair share of prying, as well.
Watson, who was photographed kissing her now-boyfriend Will Adamowicz at the Coachella Music Festival in April, told Glamour in October that the constant flash bulbs are hard on her dating life. Despite the scrutiny, she tries hard to keep her personal life to herself.
"I would just go crazy if I didn’t have a reality, if I didn’t have a life outside of the roles I play," she told Glamour. "The entertainment industry is pretty nuts, and having had that experience outside of it and going to university has really made a big difference. It’s important to me to feel like I have my own life."
Back in November, Watson, Stewart and fellow franchise-starlet Jennifer Lawrence took some time to bond. "I think people assume that actresses don't want to [be friends]," the "Twilight" actress told MTV News. "It was kind of a great feeling, to be honest. I was like, 'This is kind of just awesome.'"