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The level of questioning I was under, coming at such young age. People asking me, “What do you think of this? Who are you, who are you, who are you?” I felt so inadequate because I just didn’t have answers yet. I had so many friends who had a clear sense of self. Who knew that they liked certain things, like the smell of grass, or what their favorite color was. I envied those girls because I was so unsure of myself. I questioned everything. I was terrified by the level of interest in me. I spent most of my time trying to convince everyone I was incredibly boring because I needed privacy and a minute to figure myself out. — Happy 27th Birthday Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson! (April 15, 1990)

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Daniel Jacob Radcliffe / Born 23 July 1989 / English actor / “I’ve never been one of the cool people at school, but then again, I don’t get the people who are cool. It’s not that I don’t like them, it’s just that they don’t interest me.”

Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson / Born 15 April 1990 / British actress, model, and activist / “I don’t want other people to decide who I am. I want to decide that for myself.”

Rupert Alexander Lloyd Grint / Born 24 August 1988 / English actor / “I don’t know if I’m good enough to have a long career. I’ve got a bit of an inferiority complex about my acting. My self-esteem is quite low.”

Thomas Andrew “Tom” Felton / Born 22 September 1987 / English actor / “I’m generally more and more in my comfort zone in the wild.”

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“I want to be a Renaissance woman. I want to paint, and I want to write, and I want to act, and I want to just do everything.”

happy twenty-seventh birthday, emma charlotte duerre watson!

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Happy 27th Birthday, Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson! (April 15, 1990)

Ignoring fame was my rebellion, in a funny way. I was insistent on being normal and doing normal things. It probably wasn’t advisable to go to college in America and room with a complete stranger. And it probably wasn’t wise to share a bathroom with eight other people in a coed dorm. Looking back, that was crazy.