In an recent interview, the Oscar-winning actress said that she believes her self-confidence has grown in recent years and she has accepted that she will never be liked by everyone.
“I got gloomy for about a week, but realised the most interesting part about becoming an adult is most things become bittersweet. I’m still finding my voice,” she said.
Indeed, at the peak of her career, she took a year off. “I haven’t worked since last December — by the time I work again, it will have been 14 months”, she said.
Asked what she had gotten up to, she replied: “F**k, I do not know. I didn’t learn a language, I didn’t learn to cook, I’ve been a little … drifty.”
Questioned about her charming public image, Emma responded: “It’s OK if not everybody likes you. And that doesn’t make it more appealing to convince them of why you are likeable.
“It’s interesting, you saying about the public persona of my ‘charm’ or whatever. Part of that is my damage, you know. Part of that is my flaw. So that was a major lesson, not falling over myself to win over the unwinnable. What else? Nobody knows what they’re doing! We’re all just a bunch of people trying to figure out how to get through the day.”
The Oscar winner is back on our screen.