"It's called the impostor syndrome. It's almost like the better
I do, the more my feeling of inadequacy actually increases, because
I'm just going," the 23-year-old said in an interview with Rookie
magazine, reports dailymail.co.uk. "Any moment, someone's going to
find out I'm a total fraud, and that I don't deserve any of what
I've achieved. I can't possibly live up to what everyone thinks I
am and what everyone's expectations of me are," she added.
When Watson filmed the last Potter movie Harry Potter And The
Deathly Hallows Part II in 2010, she had lost confidence in herself
as an actress. It was only when she was cast as Sam in The Perks Of
Being A Wallflower by director Stephen Chbosky the following year,
she began to rebuild her self-esteem. "After 'Harry Potter', I
didn't feel very confident in myself as an actor. It's lucky that
I've improved that now, but back then I needed someone to believe
in me, and Stephen really did," she added.
Watson also revealed she feels a 'little constrained' by her past role as Hermione Granger in the movies, making it difficult for her to move on. While she isn't complaining about the franchise which made her name, she does admit getting sick of how people constantly refer to the magic films. The young actress' ambitions include publishing her writing. (IANS)