Emma, speaking just before the release of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, reflects on her time as Hermione Granger to date and how it has changed her life.
On dealing with her fame, Emma says, "You wouldn’t believe how strongly I fight against not being normal. I take the bus, I take the train and when I go to visit my dad in London I am on the Oxford Tube [coach]. Well, either I am going to live a completely shrouded life in which I hide from everyone and am driven around in cars or I attempt to live a normal life. Yes, I do get stopped and sometimes it may be difficult to deal with, but I would much prefer to pay that price than not have any freedom."