Emma Watson was terrified her fellow students wouldn’t treat her as “normal” when she started university.
The 19-year-old actress – who shot to fame at the tender of age of nine playing Hermione Granger in the ‘Harry Potter’ movies – enrolled at the prestigious Brown University in New York last September but was worried people wouldn’t be able to get past her movie star status.
She said: “I was scared before I came to Brown – that I wasn’t going to be able to both a career and normal life. People would think that I didn’t deserve to have both: ‘You’re famous. You’re given free handbags. Why should you deserve to be normal?’ ”
Emma also admits she would be willing to give up her career and have a different job, but thinks people would then regard her as a failure.
She said: “I think I could imagine having a more ‘normal’ career, but I almost wonder whether people would think that I failed if I did that.”
However, Emma does believe fame has a huge buzz which is hard to match.
She revealed in an interview with Vanity Fair magazine: “You get these massive highs. It’s like you sort of have a stage of hundreds of hundreds of people at a movie premiere, and it’s lights going off everywhere, and you don’t have a second to think, and you have a million people doing everything for you because you’re so busy trying to do whatever. And you go from this hyper-intenseness, and then you’ll finish your movie, and it’ll just stop. Or you’ll go to your hotel room and there will just be silence. And I can’t explain it, but it freaks you out.”
Content: Bang Showbiz