Emma Watson admits that men being mean to her flicks the switch that leads to a bit of ‘you know… whatever’.

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When men are “a little mean to me,” said the Harry Potter star, “then, maybe we’ll, you know…whatever”.

The Harry Potter actress was comparing English men to their American counterparts when she revealed her susceptibility to the treat-em-mean-keep-em-keen ploy.

She told chat shot host Ellen DeGeneres: “English guys are very well put together.

“They dress well and they are well mannered, but they are also very restrained. I’m used to being ignored for the first two months of the ritual and then maybe they’ll acknowledge my presence.

“Then, they’ll probably be a little mean to me. And then, maybe we’ll, you know…whatever.”

Yet the Perks Of Being A Wallflower actress finds their American counterparts equally baffling, mainly because of their choice of footwear.

The 22-year-old star, who has studied at Brown University said: “Then I arrive in America and I remember a few nights into Brown, this guy just being like, ‘I like you. You’re great. Let’s go on a date. Let’s do it.’ I’m like, ‘I’m sorry, what just happened?’ This is like a huge culture shock for me. They’re very like open and very straight-forward – but they wear flip-flops and I don’t know if I like that.”