Emma Watson is so done with feeling awkward in the name of fashion.
The 25-year-old actress admits that she didn’t always feel as amazing as she looked in certain red carpet outfits – and she doesn’t want to make the same mistake again.
In an interview with Porter, Emma says: ‘When I was younger, I remember being told “no pain no gain,” but recently my willingness to wear something that makes me freezing cold or that I can’t walk in has changed.
‘I want to feel fabulous and comfortable and sexy and strong and beautiful. And if it’s making you uncomfortable, don’t do it. It’s so sad if you need to go home just because you need to sit down!
‘Moving forward, I’m prioritising just feeling awesome.’
We’re totally with you on this one, Em. Bye bye, blister-enducing heels…
As we all know, Emma rose to fame as school swot Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter films.
Of course, she nailed the role in each of the eight movies. But she’s revealed that there was something quite difficult about playing the same part for so long.
She continues: ‘While my contemporaries were dyeing their hair and figuring out who they were, I was figuring out who Hermione was and how best to portray her.
‘Now at 25, for the first time in my life, I feel like I have a sense of self that I’m comfortable with.
‘This Emma is “my most authentic self. I don’t want there to be a big separation between the public and the private person. It’s definitely the harder road to tread but without a doubt, ultimately the most rewarding.
‘It sounds like a ridiculous thing to say, but I’m very interested in truth, in finding ways to be messy and unsure and flawed and incredible and great and my fullest self, all wrapped into one.
‘When you watch the work of someone like actress Emma Thompson, you feel like you’re seeing something true, and I aspire to that.’
We think you’re doing a pretty good job, Em.