Emma Watson turns 30 in April and she feels happy being single, calling it “being self-partnered”.
The Harry Potter actress says previously she’d never believed the idea that you could be happy and be single.
“I was like, ‘This is totally spiel’. It took me a long time, but I’m very happy [being single].”
The actress says there’s an “influx of subliminal messaging” around about what you should have achieved by that age.
“If you do not have a husband, if you do not have a baby… There’s just this incredible amount of anxiety,” she told British Vogue.
Emma, who’s also an activist and campaigns for women’s rights, says the past year has been “tough” because of the stage of life she’s at.
“I was like, ‘Why does everyone make such a big fuss about turning 30? This is not a big deal’.
“Cut to 29, and I’m like, ‘Oh my God, I feel so stressed and anxious.
“And I realise it’s because there is suddenly this influx of subliminal messaging around.
“If you have not built a home, if you do not have a husband, if you do not have a baby, and you are turning 30, and you’re not in some incredibly secure, stable place in your career, or you’re still figuring things out…There’s just this incredible amount of anxiety.”
Emma stars in the upcoming film adaptation of Little Women, alongside Timothee Chalamet, Saoirse Ronan and Florence Pugh.