While promoting her new movie ‘Perks of Being a Wallflower’, which is in limited release this weekend in Los Angeles and New York, Emma Watson has opened up about her earlier views of love and how it’s changed.
She says, “When I started dating I had this kind of Romeo and Juliet, fateful, romantic idea about love. It was almost that you were a victim – that there was a lot of pain involved and that was how it should be. Shakespeare said the course of true love never did run smooth and I had a sense it had to be painful. It was such a revelation to realise it shouldn’t be that way and you get to choose who you love and who you give your heart to. It sounds like a cliche but I also learnt that you’re not going to fall for the right person until you love yourself and feel good about how you are.”
She also adds that people do need to make the mistakes in order to learn from them, saying, “The sad thing is you only learn from experience, so as much as someone can tell you things, you have to go out there and make your own mistakes in order to learn.”