Emma Watson says it took a 'long time' but she's happy to be single
She now calls herself "self-partnered."
We know her well as Hermione Granger, but Emma Watson is much more than her former character. Since the Harry Potter series, the actress has had starring roles in The Perks Of Being A Wallflower, Bling Ring and next, she will play Meg March in Little Women.
As a UN Women Goodwill Ambassador she also plays a large part in advocating for women's rights all over the world.
However, just like us, she struggles with the aspect of growing older and settling down. The star graced the cover of Vogue and in her interview said that while she first thought nothing of growing older, she then began to feel stressed about it.
"I was like, 'Why does everyone make such a big fuss about turning 30? This is not a big deal…' 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."
She continued to say that while at first she wasn't settled with being single, she's now grown comfortable of it, and has even come up with her own title.
"I never believed the whole 'I’m happy single' spiel. 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."
Self-partnered. We like the sound of that.