Emma Watson Discusses her “Growth” Since Early Potter Films

Emma Watson, the now 21-year-old star actress who was just 9 when she appeared in her first Harry Potter film, finds it “embarrassing” to look back on her early performances because she has changed so much.

Watson, who plays Hermione Granger in the series revolving around the world of wizardry, recently talked with UK newspaper, the Daily Telegraph, regarding her growth from her 2001 performance in ‘The Sorcerer’s Stone’ to the upcoming eighth and final film in the series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2:

“I look back at the early films and see that little girl, and I know it’s me, but it seems like a different person. It’s somewhat embarrassing to see myself go through all the awkward stages of growing up. So much time has passed and so much has happened that it seems that I don’t know her, but it’s interesting to see how the character has evolved and how much I have changed.”

Since completing filming on the epic series last year, Emma has moved on, studying at Brown University and signing up to appear in the upcoming movies, My Week with Marilyn and The Perks of Being a Wallflower, however, her cast mate Rupert Grint has admitted he’s found it a bit harder to move on.

Grint, who plays Ron Weasley, the best friend of Harry Potter and Hermione, said the following:

“I loved every minute of it, and I’m really going to miss it. I felt empty and a bit lost, and it’s taken me a while to accept it’s over.”

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, which premiered in London last night, is slated to hit US theaters on July 15th.

Watch a bit of Watson’s interview at the ‘Deathly Hallows’ London premier below:

via CTV