Emma Watson has revealed in an interview for W Magazine that she never felt the need to be sexy.
"I wanted to wear a sports bra until I was 22! The allure of being sexy never really held any excitement for me. I've never been in a terrible rush to be seen as a woman," she said.
She also discussed how she was a very serious child, and wondered how she had any friends.
"I was always a very serious child. I remember being 13 and girls in my class saying 'So-and-so is going to kiss so-and-so on the school fields.' I said, 'That's stupid. They're too young for it to matter - he doesn't love her, and that's just a waste of time.' It's amazing that I had any friend! So I was the right child [to get cast as Hermione]. I loved the responsibility," she said.
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Watson said the first movie she remembers seeing was Pretty Woman when she was seven years old.
"That was when I started loving Julia Roberts and American movies. As a child, I loved being onstage. I loved signing, I loved the lights, I loved the adrenaline. I even loved learning lines. I was completely obsessive," she said.
"A friend of my mother's found a tape of me auditioning for Hermione. I wanted to get really, really good at my lines. There was reel after reel, take after take, of me doing the same thing over and over again."