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Like many of us, Emma Watson knows love hurts...and can render you speechless.

In an interview with Vogue U.K. for its September 2015 issue, which features her on the cover, the 25-year-old Harry Potter actress talked about her split from boyfriend Matt Janney several months ago, calling it "horrendous."

"I felt really uncomfortable," she said. "Even before my relationship ended, I went on a silent retreat because I really wanted to figure out how to be at home with myself."

Watson reportedly spent a week at a private facility in Canada's Rocky Mountains and took a week-long vow of silence.

E! News had confirmed last December that the she and Janney had split. The actress and the Oxford University student and rugby player were first linked in January 2014 after they were spotted packing on the PDA while vacationing in the Caribbean.

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Emma Watson, Matthew Janney


Watson also talked to Vogue U.K. about dating in general, saying her past boyfriends have generally made her feel "really cherished."

"They've built me up," she said. "I certainly haven't found that with doing all that I do or being all that I am, that I've struggled in my love life."