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Emma slams size zero

Popular teen idol Actor Emma Watson does not “aspire” to a size zero figure and says that the Hollywood trend pressurises teenage girls to starve themselves. Staying healthy and not necessarily thin is her aim...

entertainment Updated: Jun 02, 2011 02:22 IST

The 21-year-old Harry Potter star, is also a popular teen idol. She says that she works out to stay healthy, and being thin is not her aim, reported Daily Mail online.

“It’s just not something that I aspire to — to be skinny. It’s not inspirational at all for me. I’m lucky that I’m this size naturally. I don’t diet, I love chocolate and pasta and I love baking,” Watson said.

“There is so much pressure on girls of our age to be smart and pretty and funny and skinny, they have to be everything. I definitely know what that pressure is like, but my philosophy is to eat what you like and be healthy and exercise,” she said.

Watson is currently shooting her latest film The Perks Of Being A Wallflower. She plays a high school girl in the big screen adaptation of the 1999 book by Stephen Chbosky which deals with issues like homosexuality and child abuse.