Happy birthday to Emma Watson! The actress turns 23 today (April 15)! Emma was awarded the Trailblazer Award at the MTV Movie Awards Sunday night.
Backstage she told MTV, “It was so nice and it was just amazing. I never really won anything like this before, so I really felt like I had to really consider it and I felt, like, a lot of pressure.”
“I was actually here last year when Emma Stone won [the Trailblazer Award], and she gave this awesome speech and I felt really inspired. And so it took a little while. But when you’re up there, it’s a completely different thing. It’s really, really nerve-racking.”
Emma said in her speach, “Becoming yourself is really hard and confusing, and it’s a process. I was completely the eager beaver in school, I was the girl in the front of the class who was the first person to put her hand up, and it’s often not cool to be the person that puts themself out there, and I’ve often gotten teased mercilessly, but I found that ultimately if you truly pour your heart into what you believe in — even if it makes you vulnerable — amazing things can and will happen.”
Referring to her birthday today she shared, “It’s so exciting. I’m so old.”