Emma Watson is opening up about fame -- and keeping out of trouble -- in the upcoming issue of Teen Vogue magazine.
The 23-year-old actress, who can currently be seen in Sofia Coppola's film, "The Bling Ring," covers the fashion magazine sporting a classy and manicured look. While the former child star has been in a number of big-screen productions, she opened up about what helped her stay on the right path while growing up.
"I think, in a way, I was very protected during 'Harry Potter,' because I was working all the time," she told Teen Vogue for its August issue. "I would get in the car, go to the studio, and go home," adding that whenever possible, she would attend school and hang out with friends.
The actress is perhaps best known for her role as Hermione Granger in the famed "Harry Potter" franchise. She explained to the outlet that because she lived in England, she didn't realize or feel like she was a huge star -- not until she enrolled at Brown University in Rhode Island in 2009.
"It sounds stupid, or completely unbelievable, but that was when I really realized that I was famous," she told the magazine, which hits newsstands on July 2. "There are still days when I deal with [fame] horribly and there are days when I deal with it really well," adding that she sometimes feels "wobbly" when on the red carpet.
The starlet has come a long way from her days of on-screen witchcraft and wizardry, appearing in films including "My Week With Marilyn" and "The Perks of Being a Wallflower." She also makes a cameo appearance in Seth Rogen's comedy film, "This Is The End."
Her most recent project, "The Bling Ring," saw the actress portraying Nicki -- a fame-hungry party girl who has an affinity for "robbing." While the character was somewhat of a wild child, the actress explained that the process was "interesting," citing one vivid (and painful) memory from filming.
"We were doing a scene in a nightclub and this girl accidentally put her stiletto through my toe!" she said. "And the crazy thing is, I had so much adrenaline going through my system that I just kept dancing until, finally, I looked down at my foot and saw the blood."
(Pictured above: Emma Watson signs autographs for fans at the LA premiere of 'The Bling Ring' on Tuesday, June 4, 2013 in Los Angeles. / Emma Watson appears on the cover of Teen Vogue Magazine for the August 2013 issue.)
Check out the trailer for Coppola's "The Bling Ring" below.