Emma Watson Is a Certified Yoga Instructor

Plus, Noah actress explains why she won't discuss her boyfriend Matt Janney publicly

By Zach Johnson Apr 04, 2014 5:42 PMTags
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Where does Emma Watson find the time?

The actress has been on a worldwide press tour to promote Noah, which debuted at No. 1 in its opening weekend, and she'll graduate from Brown University later this spring. As if that weren't enough to keep her busy, the 23-year-old quietly managed to become a certified yoga instructor.

Per Elle Australia, Watson decided to get her license after her hectic schedule took a toll. "I was like, 'I need to find a way to always feel safe and at home within myself.' Because I can never rely on a physical place," said the star, who's successfully transitioned from Harry Potter to more mature roles.

Watson's interest in yoga is nothing new. When she guest edited the February/March 2014 issue of Wonderland, the interviewer noted that the Brit is a talented yogi. "Then, there you go," Watson said of her potential future plans. "I can be a full-time actress and a personal part-time yoga teacher?"

Though she appeared in one of the most successful film franchises of all time, Watson has made a concerted effort to sustain a sense of normality. She's so protective of her privacy, in fact, that she declines to discuss relationships involving non-famous folks—like her rugby player love, Matt Janney.

"I can't comment on it, I'm sorry," Watson said of her new relationship during a recent Sunday Times interview. "I'm trying to keep my private life sacred, although I don't want to lock myself up and never go out. So I guard it, because I don't date people who are famous, and I don't think it's fair that, all of a sudden, intimate details of their personal life are public as a direct result of me. I find that so uncomfortable, and I wish there was a way I could protect those people, but it's not in my control."

When the interviewer suggested that Watson's new boyfriend is a consenting adult, she looked worried. "But you don't choose who to love, who you have feelings for, do you?" the actress asked.

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