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Emma Watson: Success is 'Incredibly Unnerving'

Emma Watson: Success is 'Incredibly Unnerving'

Emma Watson flashes a smile as she arrives at John F. Kennedy International Airport on Thursday (May 30) in New York City.

The 23-year-old Bling Ring actress recently opened up about feeling inadequate despite her big success.

“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,” Emma expressed. “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.”

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12 Responses to “Emma Watson: Success is 'Incredibly Unnerving'”

  1. 1
    ... Says:

    Lovely young lady.

  2. 2
    gossipguy Says:

    i understand her because i look at her and think omg she’s perfect and she probalby doesn’t think she’s perfect so yeah

  3. 3
    Chris Says:

    She’s got a good level head and that’s what I like about her. There’s no ego there like so many young stars.

  4. 4
    emma Says:

    She’s smart and well spoken, it’s nice.

  5. 5
    nm Says:

    she’s brilliant. Her interview in Rookie was one of the best things I’ve read in a long time. Honest and smart.

  6. 6
    Greg Says:

    It sounds exactly like what Julia Roberts’ character Anna Scott said about herself in the film ‘Notting Hill.’

    “One day, not long from now, my looks will go, they will discover I can’t act and I will become some sad middle-aged woman who looks a bit like someone who was famous for a while.”

    And I’d tell Emma what Max told Anna. “Nah, nice try gorgeous, but you don’t fool anyone.”

    Emma Watson is too good and too smart, and she has a bright future ahead. She’ll do just fine.

  7. 7
    Dani Says:

    Wow. This is the best talk I’ve heard about an actress. All positive comments.

  8. 8
    TheDudeAbides Says:

    Is Emma a history major at Brown?

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    Jasmine Says:


  10. 10
    Em Says:

    I can definitely relate…

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    xx Says:

    @Greg: at least she didn’t actually copy the words. so in my opinion she’s still smart!!

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    fruity Says:

    @TheDudeAbides: No she is doing her major in English Literature :-)

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