When I visited you on the set, the majority of people were Englishmen. I was only there for two days—thankfully my friends and I were more interested in traveling around other parts of the country. It was a beautiful, chilled-out part of the country.
WATSON: Well, I shouldn’t say I have a favorite director—that wouldn’t be very diplomatic. But I seriously thought it was only like that in movies. We went to Mexico City, which was amazing, but quite dangerous. And we went to Cuba—I would tell everyone to go to Cuba now, because in 10 years it will be completely different., I’ve been all over the world.
She’s picked up an interest in high fashion (and a new fan in Karl Lagerfeld, who recently photographed her for a magazine–see photos here).
And, most interestingly (at least to celebrity rags), she’s considering leaving the U. this fall to start school at an Ivy League in the U. She’s even suggested that her acting career may end when does.
And I was like, “Oh, my god, they’re making friends already! Because you wanted to be in movies and be famous, or because you identified with that role? At the beginning, they were casting the other characters as well—but I always knew I was going out for Hermione. Maybe so much of myself at the time was similar to her. Don’t you think people would be bored of seeing me in Potterworld by then?
I’m definitely not going to get it.” I was so, so upset. Of course, all this terrified my parents—there were literally thousands and thousands of girls going out for the audition, and my parents were anxious about what I would do if I didn’t get it. BLASBERG: You’ve said previously that after the films are done you’re not sure you’ll continue to be a full-time actress. BLASBERG: Not only that, it’s probably tiring being Hermione.
As expected, her schedule is ridiculous: Days are meticulously planned, call times are often before sunrise, and she’s Hermione for entire days that turn into entire weeks.
Unlike most English girls, Watson had never been to a traditional football match.
This is where Emma Watson, known around these parts as Hermione Granger, sits, like most days, perched in her trailer, squeezing in a lunch of french fries, as she waits for a shot to be set up in a converted hangar.
They took my photograph in the school gym, and then I got a call three weeks later. I can remember just crumbling at the sight of her, thinking, “She’s been in a film before, and she knows how to do this.
BLASBERG: What happened between that gym photo and the first day of shooting? I have no chance.” Even worse, one time I came to the studios, and she was there playing cards with one of the other boys auditioning for Harry—not Daniel Radcliffe. I know that sounds crazy, but from that first audition, I always knew.
Although now that she’s finally an adult, the 19-year-old has started to steer her own ship (or, in Watson’s case, the Prius she bought last year).
She recently moved out of the family home and into a London duplex she shares with a roommate (its proximity to Potterworld was a deciding factor in the choice of location).Watson’s life is suddenly falling off-script—but it’s definitely not falling apart.