Emma Watson says she feels like an imposter as Vogue names her 'the voice of a generation'

She also discussed her new sense of purpose working with the United Nations as a Goodwill Ambassador

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Emma Watson says she feels like an imposter when she gets recognition for her work as an actress, as Vogue magazine names her ‘the voice of a generation’ on the cover of its new issue.

The 25-year-old was shot for the iconic fashion magazine by Josh Olins, and discussed her role as a Goodwill Ambassador for UN Women.

Last year Watson delivered a powerful speech about gender equality at the United Nations last year.

She said accepting the role gave her a sense of belonging and purpose.

"I now feel this sense of peace,” she said. “People say that I’m different since I did it."

Watson launched the HeForShe campaign at the United Nations in September 2014, and was praised for her talk, which told men that "Gender equality is your issue, too".

She told the magazine that she was incredibly nervous the night before delivering her speech.

"I was in my hotel room, thinking, I can’t do this," she said. "I was just terrified. And then I Skyped a friend who said, 'Go through it again and ask yourself, if you were hit by a bus tomorrow, would you be comfortable with every single line?'"

Since her role as Hermione in the Harry Potter franchise, Watson has gone on to star in a number of high profile roles, including The Perks of Being A Wallflower, Noah and The Bling Ring.

But she admitted that while she was a confident actress when she was younger, as she got older she found any recognition 'incredibly uncomfortable'.

"I tend to turn in on myself,” she said. “I feel like an imposter."

Read the full interview in the September issue of Vogue