Los Angeles: It "surprises" her, it's also "scary" -- but actress Emma Watson loves living in the US, a country that "fascinates" her as well.
She returned to Brown University in January to resume her English literature studies at the Ivy League institution.
"I live in the US. I find it really fascinating. I am studying this huge country, it surprises me, but it's also very scary," femalefirst.co.uk quoted Watson as saying.
Although the "Harry Potter" actress has taken the country to her heart, she insists she will always retain her European sensibilities.
Watson was born in Paris, but when she was five-year-old, she moved to England after her parents' divorce.
"I could say that I watch 'Girls' (TV series) and I'd love to act with Lena Dunham, but I still feel European," she said.
The 22-year-old took a break from her studies in 2011 after 18 months to promote "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" and it is a decision she didn't take lightly.
"I hate having to leave my studies behind when I have to work, but I only have two real passions: books and cinema. Growing up is really harsh. Society nowadays makes young people ask themselves questions without really giving any answers. But facing difficulties makes you grow up as well," she said.