Emma Watson is one of the most well-liked actresses in Hollywood. Despite growing up as a child star, she has managed to remain true to herself and has remained poised under the media’s spotlight. This former Harry Potter actress took on the only female lead in one of the most successful franchises of all time and carried it out flawlessly! Today, Emma is all grown up and is well recognized not only as an actress, but also as a feminist, fashion icon and model. She was appointed a UN Women Goodwill Ambassador in 2014 and is an outspoken advocate for gender equality. Since the Harry Potter series wrapped up in 2011, she’s continued on with some great projects like The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Noah and Beauty and the Beast. She even attended an Ivy League school in between all of this! We watched her grow up on screen, but there’s still a few things we don’t know about this stunning actress. Here’s 10 things you didn’t know about Emma Watson:
10. Auditioning for Hermione
Emma Watson had no professional acting experience before she was cast in the Harry Potter series as Hermione Granger. It was her teachers at the time who suggested her to the casting agents who were trying to fill the role. She auditioned for the role eight times before it was given to her and J.K. Rowling has said knew she wanted Watson for the role from the very first screen test. Emma was only 11-years-old when she appeared in the first Harry Potter movie.