Harry Potter’s Emma Watson: ‘The early Potter films are embarrassing’

Star reflects on growing up on film

Harry Potter star Emma Watson has spoken about her embarrassment at watching herself grow up on screen.

The actress, who wowed crowds at the première for the final Potter film in Leicester Square last weekend, has been reflecting on her career so far and what the wizard films mean to her.

Speaking in today’s Daily Mirror she said: “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.”

She continued: “It’s embarrassing to see myself go through the awkward stages of growing up – my hair was just enormous! So much time has passed and so much has happened that it seems I don’t know her. But it’s interesting to see how the character has evolved and how much I have changed.”

Emma Watson, now 21, began filming on the franchise when she was just 11 and says that at times filming ruled her life: “Not a single second of the day was in my power. I was told what time I’d get picked up, what time I could eat and when I could go to the bathroom. I have spent more of my life being someone else than I have being myself. I’ve always had a strong sense of who I am and what I want, but I do need to spend more time figuring that out.”

Her next film, and her first since the Potter franchise ends, will be the Marilyn Monroe biopic, My Week with Marilyn, which stars Michelle Williams as the iconic film star.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows:Part Two is out this weekend (July 15).