Watson covers Glamour UK’s October issue to promote ‘Perks of Being a Wallflower’, a movie she says she’s immensely proud of. When talking about the issues of love and relationships in the movie, Watson says “I wish someone had told me at 15: ‘You accept the love that you think you deserve’. “I would have approached my relationships completely differently if they had. I like this idea of quality control: that we don’t have to accept just anyone into our lives. People talk about love as though it just happens to you – as though you’re a victim in it all, when actually you can make good choices and bad. But women have a natural tendency to want to nurture and take care of men.
She also adds that it makes her incredibly sad to hear girls putting themselves down, saying “We have these unbelievably high expectations of ourselves, when actually we’re human beings and out bodies have a function. We say that the pressure is coming from men but actually it’s from each other. I think women feel so much pressure these days and it can turn us against each other. But we really damage our own confidence when we put ourselves down, so I try not to.”
Watson is turning into a strong role model for young woman, and it seems that she’ll continue making good decisions in the future to come.