We’ve been a fan of Emma Watson since the very first Harry Potter, and have been more-than-happy to see what an eloquent and thoughtful woman she has grown up to be. Her recent quotes about body image in Glamour only reiterate that fact. Watson spoke candidly about the body issues she had growing up, saying, “I’ve accepted my body shape more as I’ve gotten older. I went through a stage of wanting to have that straight up-and-down model look, but I have curves and hips, and in the end you have to accept yourself as you are."

She goes on to say, "We have these unbelievably high expectations of ourselves, when actually we're human beings and our bodies have a function.” This insight is refreshing to hear, and only underscores what a great head Watson has managed to keep on her shoulders.

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