In a shocking interview, Emma Watson revealed that she went through a “horrendous” time during her breakup with her former boyfriend, Matthew Janney. For Emma Watson, it was not easy to overcome her relationship with British rugby player Matthew Janney. As reported by Us Weekly, Watson revealed in a recent interview with Vogue UK that after ending her relationship with Janney, she took a week-long vow of silence and went to a spiritual center in the Rocky Mountains of Canada to try to overcome the breakup.
Emma Watson, who rose to fame as a child due to her role as the fictional character Hermione Granger in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, explained to the magazine that the “horrendous” time in her life took place last December, but she overcame this difficult period, thanks to her decision to take a vow of silence.
“I felt really uncomfortable, even before my relationship ended,” Watson said. “I went on a silent retreat, because I really wanted to figure out how to be at home with myself.”
Despite being named one of TIME magazine’s 100 Most Influential People this year, the actress who gave life to the character Hermione Granger in Harry Potter admitted that although the breakup left her devastated, she learned from it and now she is better able to assess any future relationships.
“The boyfriends or partners I’ve had have generally made me feel really cherished,” the 25-year-old explained. “They’ve built me up. I certainly haven’t found that with doing all that I do or being all that I am, that I’ve struggled in my love life.”
Watson, who stars in the upcoming American live-action romantic musical fantasy film Beauty and the Beast, also shared on her experiences as a child actor adn how she began her successful career.
“It’s something I’ve really wrestled with. I’ve gone back and I’ve quizzed my parents,” Watson recalled. “When I was younger, I just did it. I just acted. It was just there. So now when I receive recognition for my acting, I feel incredibly uncomfortable. I tend to turn in on myself. I feel like an imposter… It was just something I did.”
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