'I thought love had to be painful': Emma Watson reveals how Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet made her a hopeless pessimist
12:27 GMT, 22 September 2012
Fake feelings: Emma Watson revealed she had a false idea of what love should be
Emma Watson has grown into quite a pin up, but the movie beauty never quite knew what real love was like until she found it.
The Harry Potter star missed out on the learning curve every teenager goes through due to her hectic filming schedule and living life constantly in the spotlight.
Emma, 22, admitted that she originally had a very pessimistic view of love because of her love of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.
She told the Daily Mirror: 'Shakespeare said the course of true love never did run smooth and I had a sense it had to be painful.'
The young star believed that love was meant to be painful and full of cliched heartbreak and angst.
After learning to love herself and feel good in her own skin, she was finally able to find the right person to be with.
Emma also got a helping hand in growing up emotionally from working on her current movie The Perks Of Being A Wallflower.
Dating game: Emma, pictured last month, believed that Romeo and Juliet was the blueprint for a real relationship
The film is a coming-of-age story based on the best selling novel by Stephen Chbosky, and sees Emma star alongside Logan Lerman (3:10 to Yuma) and Ezra Miller (We Need to Talk About Kevin) in the story of an introvert freshman who is taken under the wings of two seniors.
Emma plays the role of Sam, Patrick's (played by Miller) free-spirited step-sister, whom Charlie (played by Lerman) falls for.
She told the newspaper: 'This film felt like an accelerated adolescence for me because in a seven-week span I got to experience everything I missed growing up.'
Life changing: Emma, pictured in 2000, missed out on a normal teenage life because of her Harry Potter fame
The co-stars all shared interconnecting rooms at the Crowne Plaza Hotel and spent their evenings hanging out and causing mischief.
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Quality time: Emma and Will were enjoying some rare time together as the British actress promotes her new movie The Perks of Being a Wallflower