What in the world does Emma Watson have to complain about? After all, she’s earned $30 million from the last two ‘Harry Potter’ films, emerged as a style icon with her own clothing line, and is one of Young Hollywood’s most sought-after actress! Yet, she’s still unhappy how it all went down!
“I have had no control over my life,” Watson, 21, tells Vogue. “I have lived in a complete bubble. They found me and picked me for the part, And now I’m desperately trying to find my way through it.”
Watson says she’s learned how to balance the good in her life with the bad, the latter of which includes prying paparazzi and over-eager fans. “I have to really enjoy the good things because it makes the bad things OK,” she tells the magazine.
Getting a university has been a longtime goal of Watson’s—but not the easiest. Although she attended Brown University and blended in—she lived in a freshman dorm with a shared bathroom—she was forced to drop out after she realized juggling school with an overseas filming scheduling wasn’t working.
“I have felt for the last ten years I have had this battle,” Watson, who plans to head back to school in the fall closer to London, tells the magazine. “I’ve been fighting so hard to have an education. It’s been this uphill battle. I was Warner Bros.’ pain in the butt. I was their scheduling conflict. I was the one who made life difficult.”
As for her romantic life, Watson’s been on the market—and on the prowl—since splitting from model and musician George Craig last summer. “I would love to not date someone in the same industry as me. Otherwise it becomes what it means to everyone else.”
She adds, “I’m a feminist, but I think that romance has been taken away a bit for my generation. I think what people connect with in novels is this idea of an overpowering, encompassing love—and it being more important and special than anything and everything else.”