Emma Watson is still learning how to act.
She’s never been more aware of her physical limitations and has yet to really embrace the role of superstar, as her sister, sister-in-law and longtime friend Miranda Kerr did when she was the face of the brand.
She’s been playing more and more of a supporting role lately, with her first roles as the character of Mary Jane Watson in the upcoming Netflix series Sense8 and as the titular Emma Watson in Marvel’s The Defenders.
But when we recently spoke with the actress, she was all about her new film, The Secret Life of Pets, which is due out this week.
“I just can’t imagine doing anything else,” she said, laughing.
“It was one of those things that was so different, and I just really wanted to give it my all, and just be the best that I can be in every single way.
I didn’t know if I could get it made, so it was a really big deal for me. “
It’s so weird, because when I was younger, I had these dreams of doing a movie that I would never see.
I didn’t know if I could get it made, so it was a really big deal for me.
It’s a big deal to be a part of it.”
But she has since made a few big movies, including the highly acclaimed The Wolf of Wall Street and the upcoming film Zero Dark Thirty.
“We did Zero Dark Twenty in 2015, and it was my first film where I was really involved in the story and really worked on the character and how I wanted to play her,” she continued.
“And then in Zero Dark Three, I did a really good job on the film and I’m really excited to be back to that, and to continue on that journey.”
When I did The Secret Lives of Pets I had this incredible cast, and that really helped me learn how to be as honest as possible.
I just feel like it’s really important that I have the freedom to be who I am, to not be afraid of what people think, because I know that is the most important thing.
“My character is a lot like me, and a lot of the characters I play in this film are my friends and my siblings and my parents.
I’ve learned to be myself, and the best way to do that is to be the most authentic and the most genuine.
I don’t want to let anybody else in on the secret.”
What we know about The Secret Pets So far, we know a lot about the film, which will be directed by David Yates and stars Emma Watson, Zoe Saldana, Charlie Day, Jessica Chastain, Michael Pena, Olivia Munn, Ciarán Hinds and more.
We also know that there will be a number of special guests on the movie, including actor James Spader, who plays Dr. Peter Pans, who was the character played by Watson’s mother.
“He is the doctor that the children were playing with in the school playground,” Watson said.
“And then we were doing this character where we were playing this kid that had these amazing powers, and we were like, ‘Well, what if he’s not the real Peter?’
So that was really fun to explore and explore.”
Watson also teased that the film will have a lot more to do with cats, and if she can’t handle her own pets, there will still be a good amount of fun to be had.
“Yeah, I love cats,” she laughed.
“I love the fact that you can play with them and you can just take the leash off and do whatever you want.
And that’s my pet, and my pet’s pet, my pet is me.”
She also talked about how her relationship with her daughter has changed, as they’ve now moved into a different apartment.
“She’s always been the one who’s always doing everything,” she shared.
“It’s just like, the way she does it, it’s very spontaneous, and she doesn’t know anything.
I love her for her natural energy and her enthusiasm.
And now that she has her own apartment, it kind of feels like the world’s turned around.
She knows what’s going on and she knows what she needs to do, and now that we’ve moved into this house, it feels a lot better.”
We also asked Watson what she was most excited to do next, and her response was very specific.
“One of the things I’m excited to try out is making movies that I’m going to direct,” she answered.
“The first one I want to make is this movie called The Secret Adventures of Emma Watson.”
Watch the full interview below.
Emma Watson was also asked about her role as the superhero Emma in the film.
The Secret Lives Of Pets is due for release on Netflix on April 22, 2019.