Emma Watson: 'I've Come To Terms With Pressure To Look Good'
Star reveals she used to feel anxious about living up to expectations on beauty...
Emma Watson has addressed the issue of representation of women in the media, admitting that she has "made peace" with the pressure to look good.
The former Harry Potter star - who has been wowing fashion fans at recent premieres for her new movie Noah - confessed to The Sunday Times that she used to suffer from the perceived expectations of others.
"As a younger woman, that pressure got me down, but I've made peace with it," she said.
"With airbrushing and digital manipulation, fashion can be an unobtainable image that's dangerously unhealthy.
"I'm excited about the ageing process. I'm more interested in women who aren't perfect. They're more compelling."
And she also explained that she has gone to the trouble of defusing the tension that her presence can cause among others.
Speaking about attending university in the US, she said: "On the first day I walked into the canteen and everyone went completely silent and turned around to look at me.
"I had to say to myself, 'It's okay, you can do this'. You just have to take a deep breath and gather your courage.
"I have moments when I walked into a bar and it will take me making a joke to put people at ease and realise I am just a girl."