Why does Emma Watson feel like an ‘imposter’?

Watson also speaks about the game-changing speech on feminism she delivered last September at the United Nations headquarters in New York.


Watson has unarguably come a long way since she won the nation’s hearts as Hermoine, the 11-year-old heroine of the Harry Potter films, studying at Oxford and Brown University as well as continuing acting.

Emma said that she sometimes go back on how or why she became famous.

The British thespian has been dubbed the “voice of a generation” as she graced the cover of Vogue magazine’s September issue – the second time the starlet has modelled for the style bible.

The 25 year-old, who is set to star in the live action re-boot of Beauty and the Beast, opened up about her insecurities during her cover interview for British Vogue ‘s September issue. “I was just terrified”, she confessed.

She elaborated, saying to Vogue, “When I was younger, I just did it. I just acted”.

The Telegraph describes this as an imposter syndrome where some people feel that they are just pretending to do a certain job and will not last in it. The imposter syndrome, which was studied since the 70’s, commonly occurs in women who are successful in their respective careers but actually do not have enough confidence. So now when I receive recognition for my acting, I feel incredibly uncomfortable. “I tend to turn in on myself”, she admits.

Speaking about her appointment as a UN Goodwill Ambassador Watson said, “Part of me relaxed after I took on that position, it gave me a sense of belonging and goal”.

“Everything clicked into place, in a way that it hadn’t before”, she said of the campaign.

‘I understood what I’m here to do and knew where to channel all this energy that has been coming at me. “I was just terrified”, Watson reminisced.


We couldn’t think of a better cover star and we are so excited to read the entire issue when it hits newsstands on August 6!

Emma Watson says she feels like an imposter as Vogue names her 'the voice of a