Emma Watson 'Feared She'd Be Eaten For Lunch' During UN Speech
Actress graces the cover of ELLE UK magazine and reveals her nerves after talking at the United Nations summit last month...
Emma Watson has revealed she feared she'd be "eaten for lunch" during her inspiring speech on gender equality at the United Nations summit last month.
When asked about her speech, the UN Women Goodwill Ambassador explained that using her super stardom to get her voice heard was a positive experience.
She said: "Fame is not something I have always felt comfortable with; I have really grappled with it emotionally.
"And, in a funny way, doing this is my way of making sense of the fame, of using it. I have found a way to channel it towards something else, which makes it so much more manageable for me. And this is something I really believe in."
The 24-year old went on to reveal "I was very nervous. It wasn’t an easy thing for me to do. It felt like: 'Am I going to have lunch with these people, or am I going to be eaten? Am I the lunch?'"
Watson - who also recently launched the HeForShe campaign - concluded that she isn't trying to enforce her views on people and that it is all about giving women options.The star explained: "Feminism is not here to dictate to you. It’s not prescriptive, it’s not dogmatic. All we are here to do is give you a choice. If you want to run for President, you can. If you don’t, that’s wonderful, too,
"I’m lucky I was raised to believe that my opinion at the dinner table was valuable. My mum and I spoke as loudly as my brothers."
The full interview appears in the December issue of Elle UK, on sale October 30. Also available as a digital edition.