The Perks of Being a Wallflower star Emma Watson has said that she's "jealous" of emerging actresses because they didn't grow up in the spotlight.

Speaking to Elle, the 23-year-old said: "There are all these actresses who have emerged in the last year or two, and they get to emerge as this complete human being. And I'm so jealous!"

She added: "I remember reading this thing that Elizabeth Taylor wrote. She had her first kiss in character. On a movie set. It really struck me. I don't know how or why, but I had this sense that if I wasn't really careful, that could be me.

"That my first kiss could be in somebody else's clothes. And my experiences could all belong to someone else."

Watson also gave details of her upcoming role in the biblical film Noah, saying: "It's Shakespearean, what happens to this family when they're put in this confined space for 40 days and 40 nights.

"It's the end of the world – how these different human beings are dealing with the impact of that. Are humans good? Are we bad? All of these themes are epic."