Is she a fraud?


I've read an wikipedia article about the so-called "impostor syndrome" - it's when an accomplished person feels like a fraud and doubts his achievements.
There's also a list with several celebrities suffering from this syndrome, and Emma's name is listed there, with a link to an interview where she declared: "Any moment, someone’s going to find out I’m a total fraud. I can’t possibly live up to what everyone thinks I am."

So, do you think that she's a fraud or she really has the impostor syndrome?

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Having gained fame in youth when she wouldn't have had a realistic "drive" for that kind of success, I could see how it would feel undeserved.

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She's an upper-middle-class private school educated rich girl who has had her entire life mapped out from her since she was a child, so it's possible that she has a niggling feeling that it wasn't earned.

Funny, because 'imposter syndrome' is often attributed to poor and self-made people.

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"and self-made people"

Well it's a gamble, but "fake it till you make it" actually CAN work, and might work well for those also working on legitimacy as an end goal... Like trying to get a concealed "head start" while simultaneously "catching up" on the side.

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Most people already know she isn't a very good actress.

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It's hard for child actors.

They develop such bad habits.

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A rare exception to this is Mara Wilson. She actually seems like a normal human being not damaged by her career at all.

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Is Mara Wilson still acting?

When I said 'bad habits', I was thinking of 'bad acting habits'. To be fair, in terms of her private life, Emma Watson seems pretty well-adjusted.

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