Watson wants to live her own life
Emma Watson never wants to only focus on acting. Picture: AP

Emma Watson never wants to only focus on acting.

The 22-year-old beauty - who is set to return to Brown University in America in January to complete her degree - feels "happiest" when pursuing something creative but also wants the chance to live her own life.

She said: "I'd like to be considered a good, versatile actress. I feel happiest when doing something creative - writing, painting, acting or dancing, so I think I'll always complement the acting with something else. If you act all the time, you're spending your life living other people's lives.

"Really I'd quite like it if things calm down a bit and I think that will happen naturally."

Emma - who shot to fame when she was cast as Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter film series aged just nine - can next be seen in The Perks of Being a Wallflower and she fell in love with the script as soon as she read it.

She told Britain's Glamour magazine: "It's not some wild break away from Harry Potter because I don't really want to get away from Harry Potter - I've never seen it as a shackle.

"But I knew the second I read the script that I wanted this film to be seen."

The West Australian

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