Emma Watson On Why People Love 'Girls' And Why She Still Feels Like An Imposter

British actress Emma Watson takes part in the TV show 'Le Grand Journal' on the set of French TV Canal+ during the 66th Canne
British actress Emma Watson takes part in the TV show 'Le Grand Journal' on the set of French TV Canal+ during the 66th Cannes film festival on May 17, 2013 in Cannes. AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCE (Photo credit should read LOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images)

We always were pretty sure we loved Emma Watson -- especially when she tweeted a cleverly snarky response to the rumors that she'd be starring in the "50 Shades of Grey" movie -- but after reading her recent interview with Rookie Mag, we're positive she's awesome.

Watson sat down with Rookie founder Tavi Gevinson and talked about everything from Watson's upcoming projects and her experience being so successful at a young age to why people are so obsessed with "Girls."

The "Bling Ring" star also opened up about feeling inadequate despite her success -- a feeling that many women are familiar with. She said:

It�s called the impostor syndrome. It�s almost like the better I do, the more my feeling of inadequacy actually increases, because I�m just going, Any moment, someone�s going to find out I�m a total fraud, and that I don�t deserve any of what I�ve achieved. I can�t possibly live up to what everyone thinks I am and what everyone�s expectations of me are. It�s weird -- sometimes [success] can be incredibly validating, but sometimes it can be incredibly unnerving and throw your balance off a bit, because you�re trying to reconcile how you feel about yourself with how the rest of the world perceives you.

And just in case all of that didn't leave us thoroughly obsessed with Watson, she also hit the nail on the head when explaining why she thinks "Girls" has resonated with so many people and generated such an intense dialogue:

It�s funny, I was talking to Steve [Chbosky] last night about Girls, and he was like, �Why do people make such a big deal about it?� I think it just came about at a moment when young women are bombarded by images of perfection which no human being can really achieve, and then Lena Dunham comes along and she�s on TV and she�s like this perfectly imperfect human being, and so are all of the other characters. I think that�s why it�s just caught on like wildfire.

Emma Watson, you are so much more than a grown-up Hermione Granger.

Click over to Rookie to read the full interview.



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