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Emma Watson: I want to be a woman of the Renaissance

Emma Watson: I want to be a woman of the Renaissance

Actress Emma Watson wants to do "everything" as she continues to grow as a person.

The British star rose to fame as a child in the hugely successful Harry Potter franchise and since the final movie was released in 2011, Emma has gone on to challenge herself as an actor as well as becoming a United Nations Women Goodwill Ambassador. Emma launched the U.N. Women campaign HeForShe, which calls on men to advocate for gender equality, in July 2014 and her work has been praised by her peers. The 25-year-old has loved adding more strings to her bow and believes the sky is the limit in terms of what she can achieve.

"I want to be a woman of the Renaissance," she told Vogue Italia. "I want to paint and write. And above all I want to continue to act, I simply want to do everything.”

While Emma clearly has the talent to back up her dreams, she doesn't take the fantastic opportunity she received when she was cast as Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter films for granted. The actress played the role in eight films from 2001, alongside Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint, and still has to pinch herself at how much the franchise changed their lives.

"It is always surprising for me, to see how long this period of time is, where I have come and from where I started,” she added. “It is pleasant to follow that journey.”

However there is one thing that Emma does struggle with when she thinks back on the franchise, particularly the first Harry Potter film, The Philosopher's Stone, and that's her haircut. The star may have perfectly coiffed locks now, but as a nine-year-old, her hair was a little more unruly.

"When I see the images again from the first Harry Potter, I immediately think how bad my hair was,” she laughed.

- Cover Media