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Monday
Mar312014

Emma Watson Calls Fashion Industry 'Dangerously Unhealthy'

ABC/Rick Rowell(NEW YORK) -- Emma Watson isn’t always as cool and collected as she seems.

Watson, 23, currently stars in the new film Noah and recently talked about the pressure she feels in the entertainment and fashion industry to look perfect.

“With airbrushing and digital manipulation, fashion can project an unobtainable image that’s dangerously unhealthy,” the Noah star told the Sunday Times.

Watson speaks from her own experience with the burden of wanting to look a certain way. She grew up filming the Harry Potter films and had to navigate the entertainment and fashion industry from a young age.

“As a younger woman, that pressure got me down, but I’ve made my peace with it,” the former Brown University student added.

Now that Watson is in her 20s, she’s realized that she’s “more interested in women who aren’t perfect” and because of that, she is fine with aging and is looking forward to it.

Watson said she’s finally content in the direction she is heading — but it took her a little bit of time to come to this conclusion and to have that sort of confidence in herself. When she decided to attend Brown University it was a whole new scenario that she had to deal with.

“I walked into the canteen and everyone went completely silent and turned around to look at me,” Watson said of her first day at Brown. “I had to say to myself ‘It’s OK, you can do this.’ You just have to take a deep breath and gather your courage.”

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