KEY POINTS

  • Emma Watson is happy that she has "empowered" so many people.
  • She did not know that her "self-partnered" remark would spread like a wildfire
  • Her new movie "Little Movie" comes out on Dec. 25

Emma Watson has revealed that she is really delighted to get such an amazing response to her self-partnered remark. The actress praised people for coming out and describing themselves as self-partnered.

While speaking with E! News at the “Little Women” premiere, the 29-year-old actress shared that she is honored to make people feel “empowered” by using the phrase to describe her single status. The “Harry Potter” star also noted that she is glad her “stressful moment” managed to inspire so many people.  

She also admitted that she did not know her comment would spread like wildfire on social media because it was just a “throwaway comment.” Watson further explained that when she said that particular phrase, she felt that it would not go further to the people.

But she was surprised to see the reactions since her phone was blowing up with messages from her friends. The “Beauty And The Beast” star noted that it was her pals who told her how big of a phrase “self-partnered” has become after her statement.

“I woke up the next morning and my phone is blowing up and I don’t know and it is all my friends messaging me being like, ‘self-partnered?’ This thing’s gone crazy,’” Watson said.

Later in the interview, Watson also highlighted that one does not have to be single to use that phrase because it is much more about one’s relationship with oneself. “It’s much more about your relationship with yourself and the feeling of now somehow deficient in some way because you are not with someone,” Watson said.

As soon as her viral comment was made, her “Harry Potter” co-star Tom Felton noted that he liked what his fellow actor said and revealed that he falls in the “same category.”

For the uninitiated, in an interview with British Vogue, Watson revealed that she has created a new phrase to combat certain feelings. The actress also admitted that she took a “long time” to get comfortable with being single.  

“It took me a long time, but I am very happy [being single]. I call it being self-partnered,” Watson said at the time.

Watson is busy these days promoting her new movie “Little Women.” The movie has garnered universal acclaim and has a score of 96 percent on review site Rotten Tomatoes. Directed by Greta Gerwig, the film has been nominated for nine Critics’ Choice Awards, including Best Picture, a Best Director nod for Gerwig and a Best Actress nod for Saoirse Ronan.

The movie, which also stars Watson, Florence Pugh, Laura Dern, Timothée Chalamet and Meryl Streep, has also been recognized as one of the Top 10 movies of the Year by the American Film Institute (AFI). Interestingly, the movie stirred controversy recently when it was not nominated in the Best Picture category at the 2020 Golden Globes.

Gerwig could also not manage to get a nomination in the Best Director category. Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) was widely criticized for this move. This is not the first time that no female director has been nominated at the Globes. In fact, no female filmmaker has been nominated at the Golden Globes since 2015. 

Emma Watson Several private photos belonging to “Beauty and the Beast” star Emma Watson have been leaked online. In this photo, the actress attends the “Beauty And The Beast” New York screening at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center on March 13, 2017 in New York City. Photo: Getty Images/Mike Coppola