Emma Watson reveals 'horrendous' time before big breakup

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For Emma Watson, silence can be golden.

In a new interview for the September issue of Vogue UK, the Harry Potter star revealed that towards the end of her relationship with British rugby player Matthew Janney, the drama got so intense that she took a week long vow of silence.

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The 25-year-old actress explained that last December was a "horrendous" time for her, even though she and Janney -- whom she met at Oxford University, where both played rugby -- hadn't broken up yet.

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British Actor and UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson arrives to the presentation of the UN Womens HeForShe campaign to Non Governmental Organizations at the Uruguay's Parliament in Montevideo on September 17, 2014. The UN project intends to mobilize one billion men and boys as advocates and agents of change in ending the persisting inequalities faced by women and girls globally. The premise is that inequality is a human rights issue, the resolution of which will benefit everyone socially, politically and economically. AFP PHOTO/ Miguel ROJO (Photo credit should read MIGUEL ROJO/AFP/Getty Images)
British Actor and UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson (L) speaks, next to an unidentified translator, during the presentation of the UN Womens HeForShe campaign to Non Governmental Organizations at the Uruguay's Parliament in Montevideo on September 17, 2014. The UN project intends to mobilize one billion men and boys as advocates and agents of change in ending the persisting inequalities faced by women and girls globally. The premise is that inequality is a human rights issue, the resolution of which will benefit everyone socially, politically and economically. AFP PHOTO/ Miguel ROJO (Photo credit should read MIGUEL ROJO/AFP/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 09: Emma Watson attends the Valentino show as part of Paris Fashion Week - Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2014-2015 at Hotel Salomon de Rothschild on July 9, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 09: Emma Watson attends the Valentino show as part of Paris Fashion Week - Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2014-2015 at Hotel Salomon de Rothschild on July 9, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - MARCH 17: Actress Emma Watson attends the premiere of Paramount Pictures 'Noah' (Noe) at the Palafox cinema on March 17, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)
BERLIN, GERMANY - MARCH 13: Emma Watson attends the 'Noah' Germany Premiere at Zoo Palast on March 13, 2014 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Franziska Krug/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 07: Emma Watson attends the Christian Dior show as part of Paris Fashion Week - Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2014-2015 on July 7, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
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"I felt really uncomfortable, even before my relationship ended," she explains. "I went on a silent retreat, because I really wanted to figure out how to be at home with myself."

Except for some false rumors that she was dating Prince Harry, Watson hasn't been linked to anyone romantically since her breakup with Janney.

Watson also demurred the Vogue UK reporter's suggestion that her Hollywood success might intimidate potential love interests.

"The boyfriends or partners I've had have generally made me feel really cherished," she shares. "They've built me up. 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."

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The one thing Watson appears to be struggling with more than dating is looking back at her long acting career -- and why it started.

"It's something I've really wrestled with. I've gone back and I've quizzed my parents," Watson told the magazine about having started acting at such a young age. "When I was younger, I just did it. I just acted. It was just there. So now when I receive recognition for my acting, I feel incredibly uncomfortable. I tend to turn in on myself. I feel like an imposter... It was just something I did."

All we know is, we're glad Watson keeps acting! She's also doing amazing work as a UN Goodwill Ambassador. Watch her stirring speech on gender equality in the video below.

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