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10 Fast Facts About Emma Watson

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Emma Watson (Photo by CARL COURT/AFP/Getty Images)

Emma Watson (Photo by CARL COURT/AFP/Getty Images)

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We know there’s a lot of talk about her playing Anastasia Steele in the movie adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey.

We also know she is best known for her role as Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter movies.

But there are probably some other things we don’t know about this talented actress.

1.  She has her own personal favorite

Emma’s favorite Harry Potter book is Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

2.  Young cover girl

At the age of fifteen, Emma became the youngest person to appear on the cover of Teen Vogue Magazine.
3.  She sat on the jury

It was actually a jury to select the 2004 teen-aged film makers’ First Light Film Awards.  The ceremony held in London’s Leicester Square.  Other jurors, along with Emma, included Pierce Brosnan, Kenneth Branagh and Samantha Morton.

4.  Did it the first time

Emma passed her driving test on her first attempt on January 28th, 2008.

5.  Was not allowed to put holes in her body

Emma had to wait until she was fifteen before she was allowed to have her ears pierced!

6.  Back to nature is her thing too

Emma has worked closely with the organic and fair trade pioneer People Tree.

7.  The girl with the Dragon education

Emma attended The Dragon School, a renowned preparatory school in Oxford, between September 1995 and July 2001.  She then went on to attend Headington School, a private all-girls school, between September 2001 and July 2006.
8.  Mom and Dad know the law

That’s because Emma’s parents are both lawyers! They divorced when she was five.

9.  She’s quite the athlete

Emma always enjoyed playing field hockey, netball and tennis (for school and local teams) skiing, painting, cooking, singing and dancing (has twice competed with her school in Rock Challenge 2006 and 2007).

10.  Who are her role models?

 Emma says she admires Natalie Portman and Renee Zellweger for their willingness to take on challenging roles in film, even if they are not typically beautiful characters.

Although I love Emma Watson, not sure SHE would be the right choice to play Anastasia Steele in the movie version of Fifty Shades of Grey.  Mel and I both think Katie Holmes would be PERFECT.  She is plain but can definitely bring sexy to the table.  Who do you think?  Who should play Christian Grey’s girlfriend/wife?

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