The Harry Potter starlet reveals why socialising is not easy for her
Actress Emma Watson says she is terrible at making small conversations with people and has a “ridiculously short attention span”. The 23-year-old, who features on the cover of Wonderland lifestyle magazine’s February issue, also said she was genuinely a “shy, socially awkward and introvert”, reports a website.
“I feel like I’ve been given a lot of credit where it isn’t due that I don’t like to party. The truth is that I’m genuinely a shy, socially awkward, introverted person. At a big party, I’m like Bambie in the headlights,” Watson told the magazine.
“It’s too much stimulation for me, which is why I end up going to the bathroom! I need time outs! … I get anxious. I’m terrible at small talk and I have a ridiculously short attention span,” she added. The actress said that she was “extremely self-conscious in public”.
“I feel pressure when I’m meeting new people because I’m aware of their expectations. That makes socialising difficult. Which isn’t to say that when I’m in a small group and around my friends, I don’t love to dance and be extroverted. I am just extremely self-conscious in public.”
The “Harry Potter” star accepted that she has never had any desire to go off the rails and do something crazy like “get drunk and get tattoo”. “I love tattoos. But I love them on other people. In fact, I have a Pinterest account and a whole board of tattoos that I like but I would never want one for myself. I don’t think I could pull it off. My own self-image would not allow it,” Watson said.