Emma Watson: I'm Shy, Awkward, And Introverted
Emma Watson shines on the big screen, but the actress admits she finds normal life difficult.
The Noah star had the chance to edit her own section in Wonderland magazine's February issue. She also gave a revealing interview in which she explains why she would never get a tattoo. Emma says, "I love tattoos. But I love them on other people. In fact, I have a Pinterest account and a whole board of tattoos that I like—but I would never want one for myself. I don't think I could pull it off. My own self-image would not allow it."
She explains, "I feel like I've been given a lot of credit where it isn't due that I don't like to party. The truth is that I'm genuinely a shy, socially awkward, introverted person. At a big party, I'm like Bambie in the headlights. It's too much stimulation for me, which is why I end up going to the bathroom! I need time outs!
"… I feel a pressure when I'm meeting new people because I'm aware of their expectations. That makes socializing difficult. Which isn't to say that when I'm in a small group and around my friends, I don't love to dance and be extroverted. I am just extremely self-conscious in public."
As for that "unexpected" pixie cut she received in 2010? "It wasn’t unexpected to me. I had been crafting it in my mind for years. So, when the time came, I went ahead and did it.
"… My mother always had really short hair, always had a pixie. So for me, it wasn’t as crazy as it was to you. To be honest, I felt more myself with that haircut. I felt bold, and it felt empowering because it was my choice. It felt sexy too. Maybe it was the bare neck, but for some reason I felt super, super sexy.
"… I miss it so much. The minute I get pregnant, the first thing I’m going to do is cut my hair off because I know I won’t be working for a time. If I wasn’t an actress, I’d keep it that way. I could wash it in the sink and shake it out like a dog. It’s so low maintenance!!!"
Noah hits theaters March 28.