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Emma embarrassed at being called a sex symbol

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London (ANI): Actress Emma Watson feels embarrassed being seen as a sex symbol. The 18-year-old star, who rose to fame with her role of Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter films, admits that she"s struggling to come to terms with the 'sexy' tag. She said that stylists had tried to put her in mini-skirts, and she had been flooded with offers to strip off in films, but she vowed never to get into it.

"I'm not just getting my kit off for anyone," the Telegraph quoted her as telling the Mail on Sunday's Live magazine. For the teen sensation, the idea of 'sexiness' is that the less one reveals the more people can wonder. Watson said that paparazzi would never see her in revealing clothes. "I find this whole thing about being 18 and everyone expecting me to be this object. I find the whole concept of being ''sexy'' embarrassing and confusing," she said.

"If I do a photo-shoot people desperately want to change me dye my hair blonder, pluck my eyebrows, give me a fringe. "Then there's the choice of clothes. I know everyone wants a picture of me in a mini-skirt. But that's not me. I feel uncomfortable. I'd never go out in a mini-skirt. It's nothing to do with protecting the Hermione image. I wouldn't do that.

"Personally, I don't actually think it's even that sexy. What's sexy about saying, ''I'm here with my boobs out and a short skirt...have a look at everything I've got''? "My idea of sexy is that less is more. The less you reveal the more people can wonder," she added. The only arty director she would strip for is Bernardo Bertolucci.

"I have no plans to do anything for the sake of it, or to shock people," she said. "I might be willing to take my clothes off for a Bertolucci film, if it was a part that really made sense as part of my character. "But I wouldn't do it just to make a point, to move on from Hermione. I'd hate to be so tactical. I'm not just getting my kit off for anyone," she added.

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