Celebrity says pressure to look perfect has taken its toll on her

Emma Watson has hit out at the “dangerously unhealthy” image projected by the fashion industry and said the pressure to look perfect has taken its toll on her.

The 23-year-old Harry Potter actress said that while she’s able to criticism on a chin a lot more now, the need to look perfect really got her down as a younger woman in the spotlight.

“With airbrushing and digital manipulation, fashion can project an unobtainable image that’s dangerously unhealthy,” she said.

The actress, who stars opposite Douglas Booth and Russell Crowe in action movie Noah, added that she thought perfection was boring.

“I’m excited about the ageing process. I’m more interested in women who aren’t perfect,” she said. “They’re more compelling.”

After the recent New York premiere of Noah, she tweeted a photograph of an array of make-up and another of herself in a backless dress captioned, “I did NOT wake up like this.”