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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She probably thinks she's a fraud because she didn't intend to be an actress. She feels she got lucky in being picked for Harry Potter and it's opened doors for her that she never planned for.

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More like she realizes she was the product of a successful film and that she knows that any of a hundred other girls that were trying out for that part could have done it just as well as she did, and that her success today is all because of that role and the popularity of the movie. It wouldn't have mattered if she was the best actress or the worst, her success was reliant on the movies and more specifically on whoever was selected to be Harry Potter.

She won the lottery, and she knows it... Sadly too many actresses don't realize that they were just lucky and actually think skill is what makes an actress a success.

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She's self partnered.

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She was not that bankable other than the harry potter series. Most of her movies are neither box office success nor showing off her acting skills.

She is almost 30, more and more looking like an average woman than the pretty Hermione we remembered. It is becoming obvious her acting skills are not that impressive.

I think she is like Alicia Silverstone, had one great role, then all going downhill from there.

Kristen Stewart faced the same problem, but she tried more diverse roles, played hooker, soldier, etc. At least showed her acting abilities. Her roles in "Clouds of Sils Maria" and "Equals" were interesting.

Waton's choices of movies and roles are not really stretching her acting range. I think movies like "Noah" and "Beauty and the Beast" are more about easy money. So I don't think she had that much ambition as an actress.

Then again Waton is a very rich woman and had a great education, she can do whatever she wants with her life.

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