The 21 year old actress Emma Watson shot to fame playing Hermione granger in the Harry Potter movie series and admits it has been a “challenge” learning how to function away from the “bubble” of the franchise.
She said “doing the potters was such a bubble and then having to figure out how to function in the real world has been a challenge. But it’s been the small successes for me. I know how to use a washing machine. I can cook. It’s worth it for me not to feel disconnected from everything, feeling like I am in touch with people who do other things than acting”. Emma, Who is in her final year studying at Oxford University in the UK after transferring Brown in the US, credits her solid group of friends with helping her cope with normal life and showbiz events. She added in interview with the Independent newspaper, “I have school friends, a group of people around me, who have carried me through this whole experience and aren’t fazed if they ask, ‘Oh what are you doing tomorrow?’ and I say, ‘I’m going up to see Mario Testino in Notting Hill, he’s shooting me for new lancome campaign’. Some days I feel a bit mad, but its balance that keeps me in sane.