Emma Watson is a lot "sillier" than people might think.

Emma Watson

Emma Watson

The 'Beauty and the Beast' star "surprises" people with her silliness as others tend to think she's "super serious".

She told Entertainment Tonight: "I think people are surprised in real life that I'm really silly, but that's fine.

"How do say it? 'Under promise, over deliver?' Like, make people think I'm super serious, then I can be like, 'Nah!'"

Meanwhile, the 26-year-old actress - who is an advocate for feminism - previously admitted she has had numerous approaches to write a book on the topic but won't be doing so until later in life.

She said: "I need to see and do a bit more first. It's not like I have been reading this material for years and I don't have an encyclopaedic knowledge. It can be a lot of pressure sometimes, as people expect me to know so much.

"I'm no expert, and when people push me into a corner of 'Here's Emma Watson to lecture you on feminism', it's uncomfortable because I am aware I have a long way to go. I am not sure I deserve all the respect I get yet, but I'm working on it."

For now, though, Emma is content on reading others' books and recently admitted she loves self-help books that promise to change her life.

She shared: "I love it. I will get really excited reading something like Ariana Huffington's 'The Sleep Revolution'. I am a sucker for anything that promises to change my life.

Having been in the industry for a long time despite her young age, Emma has learned to deal with criticism and admits it has "really toughened" her up.

She said: "There is a level of criticism that comes with being an actress and a public figure, which I expect but once you take a stance on something like feminism, that's a completely different ball game. It really toughened me up."

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