Emma Watson is one of the world’s best-known female comedians, with a vast audience of millions around the world.
She was the host of the BBC’s quiz show Celebrity Big Brother and the author of the best-selling book The Art of the Deal, a memoir of her time as a professional model.
But Ms Watson has a far less obvious role in her child’s life.
Her first husband, Ian Watson, was an English teacher, and she became a father at the age of 13.
“She didn’t really do much in terms of raising my kids,” she says.
“I was always pretty self-contained.”
The Watson family moved to Australia in 2003, and Ms Watson says it was hard for her to accept her new life without her husband.
“I was quite surprised when I arrived,” she remembers.
“It was hard to live with a guy who was my age.
He’s always had that attitude of being in charge of everything, and it’s just taken a little bit to accept that.”
But it has been difficult for her child.
“We’ve had some good things that we’ve done, and I’m very proud of the kids that we have,” she tells the ABC.
“But I think there’s still a lot of work to be done.”
Aged 14, she started a charity that helps families with young children, including a school in New South Wales that specialises in teaching maths, science and social skills.
“The idea was to give parents the tools to support their children,” she explains.
“My children were so happy, they were really open, they knew everything.”
The school she founded, the Watson Children’s Home, was originally set up to give girls a chance to pursue a career in the arts.
“There was an opportunity to make a difference, but we were also a very good centre for kids with autism,” Ms Watson explains.
The school has since expanded to include a specialist in literacy and language arts, as well as a preschool, a special education centre, and a child care facility.
Ms Watson is also a founder of the Emmeline Wills Foundation, which aims to increase the number of girls in education.
“I think we’re at a moment when it’s so hard to get the boys involved, and that’s why I think we need to do this more,” she told ABC Radio.
“Because if we don’t, then we’re just going to continue to be left behind.”