The actress also dishes on her new role of Meg March in Greta Gerwig’s adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s “Little Women.”
Emma Watson has no qualms about living the single life.
In an interview for the December issue of Vogue, the actress revealed she understands the societal pressures of turning 30 without having a partner or starting a family, but is content with where she landed ahead of her milestone come next April.
"I never believed the whole ‘I’m happy single’ spiel," she confessed. "I was like, ‘This is totally spiel.’ It took me a long time, but I’m very happy [being single]. I call it being self-partnered."
But she had to come face-to-face with growing older as someone unattached to recognize the negative stereotypes surrounding it.
"I was like, ‘Why does everyone make such a big fuss about turning 30? This is not a big deal,’" she continued. "Cut to 29, and I’m like, ‘Oh my God, I feel so stressed and anxious. And I realise it’s because there is suddenly this bloody influx of subliminal messaging around. If you have not built a home, if you do not have a husband, if you do not have a baby, and you are turning 30, and you’re not in some incredibly secure, stable place in your career, or you’re still figuring things out — There’s just this incredible amount of anxiety."
In the past, Emma has been linked to Silicon Valley manager William Knight, rugby player Matthew Janney and actor Chord Overstreet.
Meanwhile, her new role as Margaret "Meg" March in Greta Gerwig’s adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s "Little Women" reflects how women can be content whether in a relationship or not.
"With Meg’s character, her way of being a feminist is making the choice — because that’s really, for me anyway, what feminism is about," she began. "Her choice is that she wants to be a full-time mother and wife. To Jo [Saoirse Ronan], being married is really some sort of prison sentence. But Meg says, ‘You know, I love him [John Brooke, who is played by James Norton] and I’m really happy and this is what I want. And just because my dreams are different from yours, it doesn’t mean they’re unimportant."
"Little Women" hits theaters on Christmas.
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