Los Angeles: Actress Emma Watson says she doesn't want to draw a line between her public and her private life. Her idea is to just be herself.

Emma Watson
Emma Watson. Pic/Santa Banta

"(I am) my most authentic self. I don't want there to be a big separation between the public and the private person. It's definitely the harder road to tread but without a doubt, ultimately the most rewarding," said the "Noah" actress, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

"It sounds like a ridiculous thing to say, but I'm very interested in truth, in finding ways to be messy and unsure and flawed and incredible and great and my fullest self, all wrapped into one. When you watch the work of someone like actress Emma Thompson, you feel like you're seeing something true, and I aspire to that," she added.

She said she spent so long working on her "Harry Potter" character Hermione Granger that she didn't get to figure out who she really was until now.

"(I've) spent more than half of my life pretending to be someone else. While my contemporaries were dyeing their hair and figuring out who they were, I was figuring out who Hermione was and how best to portray her," Watson told Porter Magazine, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

"Now at 25, for the first time in my life, I feel like I have a sense of self that I'm comfortable with," she added.