Actress Emma Watson says no to skinny

Last Updated: May 31, 2011, 09:15 AM IST

London: Actress Emma Watson does not "aspire" to a size zero figure and says that the Hollywood trend pressures teenage girls to starve themselves.

The 21-year-old `Harry Potter` star is a teen idol and says that she works out to stay healthy, not slim, reported Daily Mail online.

"It`s just not something that I aspire to, to be skinny. It`s not inspirational at all for me. I`m lucky that I`m this size naturally. I don`t diet, I love chocolate and pasta and I love baking," Watson said.

"There is so much pressure on girls our age to be smart and pretty and funny and skinny, they have to be everything. I definitely know what that pressure is like, but my philosophy is to eat what you like and be healthy and exercise," she said.

Watson is currently shooting her latest film `The Perks Of Being A Wallflower`.

She plays a high school girl in the big screen adaptation of the `1999` book by Stephen Chbosky which deals with issues like homosexuality and child abuse.

PTI