Emma Watson is fully willing to enchant us onscreen, as well as give fans plenty of behind-the-scenes peeks at her jet-set job, but there’s one area of her life that we apparently won’t be getting deets on any time soon. When it comes to who she’s dating, the popular actress would rather keep things to herself — and she has a very specific reason for never, ever talking about her boyfriend.

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First, yes, Emma Watson has a boyfriend. This might be a fact that is a total surprise to some fans, which isn’t a shock. The actress is pretty private, and isn’t one to talk about him or their relationship. At all. Sitting down for a chat with Vanity Fair for a new cover story, the 26-year-old former Harry Potter star (who is currently charming the world as Beauty and the Beast’s Belle) revealed that when it comes to her personal life, “I want to be consistent.”

And how does that relate to her love life? She continued by explaining, “I can’t talk about my boyfriend in an interview and then expect people not to take paparazzi pictures of me walking around outside my home. You can’t have it both ways.”

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However, she admitted that when you’re a celeb, the line between your personal life and professional life can be blurred. “I’ve noticed, in Hollywood, who you’re dating gets tied up into your film promotion and becomes part of the performance and the circus. I would hate anyone that I were with to feel like they were in any way part of a show or an act.” Totally fair.

So, while we’re not likely to hear much (or anything) about Emma Watson’s fella, we can’t help but wonder who the lucky man is.

What do you think about Emma Watson’s reason for not talking about her boyfriend publicly? Let us know @BritandCo!

(h/t Refinery29; photo via VCG/Getty)