Emma Watson wishes people would stop acting as if her life is over.

The 'Harry Potter' actress - who has starred as teenage wizard Hermione Granger in the franchise for more than ten years - admitted while she is sad the movies are coming to an end, she also feels a huge sense of relief and can't wait to see what the future holds.

She said: "People keep saying to me, 'So this is the end, how do you feel about it being the end?' And I'm like, 'It really doesn't feel that to me.' It feels like the beginning. It's actually really an exciting time for me rather than this kind of the end. I can't stand everyone calling it the end. I'm 20 years old. Seriously, guys.

"It feels like I've been handed my life back, like I've been let off a leash."

While Emma is looking forward to a future without 'Harry Potter', the actress - who is currently studying at Brown University In America - revealed she has no idea what career path she will follow when she completes her education and is "open to possibilities".

She added to WWD: "People are constantly like, 'What are you going to do?' 'What is your career plan?' 'What direction do you want it to take?' 'What roles do you have lined up?' And I'm just like, 'Sorry, I haven't got everything mapped out, I'm only 20.' And they look at me as if I'd have this perfectly calculated life plan and how I want my career to look. And I really don't know yet. I'm still open to possibilities."