London: Kids are terrified of 'Harry Potter' star Emma Watson because they feel she has the powers to cast a spell on them.
   
The 21-year-old actress, who played Hermione Granger in the 'Harry Potter' franchise since the age of 10, finds this behaviour of children "really funny", website reported.
   
"Some little children are sometimes scared of me because they think I can do a spell, and that I really am magic in real life. And I've always found that really funny, and I try and kind of say, 'I won't do anything to you. It's OK'," Watson said.
   
"Sometimes you can't convince them, because they believe in it. They really believe in it. They really think that I'm Hermione in real life, which I love. It's funny," she added.
   
The Youth Artist Awards winner also revealed as fans of the wizard franchise have seen her "grow up on screen" over the past 10 years, they often feel they have a parental connection towards her.
   
"People literally have watched me grow up on screen. Like go from a nine-year-old girl to a 21 year old. I think it's interesting meeting people from my life who feel a sisterly or motherly, fatherly connection towards me," she said.

(Agencies)