Emma Watson Talks Public Image in Wonderland February/March 2014

Posted Friday February 7, 2014 5:10 PM GMT

She's known for her acting abilities and good girl image, but now Emma Watson is ready to admit there's a reason behind why she avoids the Hollywood party scene.

In the February/March 2014 issue of Wonderland magazine, the "Harry Potter" beauty opens up about her decision to go to college and even reveals a secret she's been hiding from the world.

Highlights from Miss Watson's interview are as follows. For more, be sure to visit Wonderland!

On her time at school:
"Yes! I’m going to graduate in May, which I can’t believe. I can’t. I just can’t! Very exciting. I really wanted a new experience. I loved not knowing anyone. It felt very exciting, and I felt like I was striking out on my own in a very real, very new way. But there’s this thing called the Sophomore Slump, which is a phenomenon that is apparently known and recognized, though I had never heard of it. It caught me by surprise. For the first year at university, everything is new and exciting. You don’t realize that you don’t have your support structure, your home comforts, and all those touchstones that help keep you on track. Then, after the first year, when the adrenaline wears off, you find yourself in a slump. That’s what happened to me by the end of my third term. I felt very unsettled and lost."

On her goody goody reputation:
"I feel like I’ve been given a lot of credit where it isn’t due that I don’t like to party. The truth is that I’m genuinely a shy, socially awkward, introverted person. At a big party, I’m like Bambie in the headlights. It’s too much stimulation for me, which is why I end up going to the bathroom! I need time outs! You’ve seen me at parties, Derek. I get anxious. I’m terrible at small talk and I have a ridiculously short attention span."

On her Hurricane Sandy experience:
"It was surreal for a couple of reasons. It delayed the end of our shooting for a few weeks, so we got the irony of filming an epic biblical movie about a flood, and then a storm comes and floods much of New York. It even damaged the ark, which was what set us back. The other reason that it was surreal was because you and I were on the Upper East Side, which was completely unfazed by the storm. We had high speed Internet and our phones. All the shops were open and, even weirder, people were shopping in them. The Carlyle Hotel was packed with people getting drinks. I remember calling you and asking, ‘Isn’t there something we can do I feel like such a waste of space?’ And you took me on a meal delivery with Citymeals on Wheels. That was amazing that we could do that."

Photo Credit: Kerry Hallihan for Wonderland

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