'Harry Potter' star Emma Watson graces the December cover of Marie Claire and in the accompanying interview she reveals what it was like working for 10 years straight on one movie franchise, why she loves Brown University and what prompted her to cut her signature long locks.

"It wasn't like I made one movie; it was working consistently for 10 years. There was no reprieve," the 20-year-old actress told Marie Claire. "But I'm glad I saw it through to the end; I played that character from the start, and I wanted to finish what I started. It felt very satisfying that I had completed Hermione's journey."

More excerpts from the interview after the jump.