Emma Watson: “It feels as if any moment, someone’s going to find out I’m a total fraud”

emma-watson-the-bling-ringEmma Watson has been getting major props lately for her performances in movies like Perks of Being a Wallflower and The Bling Ring.  But that doesn’t mean the actress has any more confidence in her acting abilities.

“It’s called the imposter syndrome,” she said in an interview with The Express Tribune.  “The better I do, the more my feeling of inadequacy grows, because I’m just going with it.  It feels as if 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 everybody’s expectations and what they think I am as a person.”

Watson says she did feel stronger as an actress after being cast in Perks by Stephen Chbosky.  “After the Harry Potter series, I didn’t feel very confident in myself as an actor,” she explained.  “It’s rather sheer luck that I’ve improved now but back then, I needed someone to believe in me, and Stephen really did.”

The actress must have proved her talent to Sophia Coppola as well, since she was cast in The Bling Ring, which comes out June 14.

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