Actor Trivia 22 Endearing Facts You Didn't Know About Emma Watson  

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She's best known for her role as Hermoine Granger in the Harry Potter franchise, but who is Emma Watson behind closed doors? Despite her A-list status among young Hollywood actresses, Emma has maintained a low profile, away from the curious eyes of the paparazzi. It's made her a mysterious yet lovable creature to admire from afar. Audiences grew up alongside Emma Watson, but there's still so much to learn about the wide-eyed girl who once punched Draco Malfoy in the face.

If you're wondering about the real life Emma Watson, here are a few intriguing facts you didn't know about the British actress. After reading through this trivial, you'll practically be able to write your own Watson biography. Vote up the facts you find most endearing about the self-proclaimed feminist.
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She Had a Huge Crush on Draco Malfoy

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Emma Watson had it bad for Tom Felton when they started filming the Harry Potter series. Unfortunately, her crush wound up breaking her heart. Watson confessed, "He totally knew and the thing is that he'd tell everyone, 'I see her in a younger, sisterly way,' and it just broke my heart. It still does." Sounds like Tom made the perfect villain, both on and off the screen.


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J.K. Rowling Knew She Was Hermione from the Beginning

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J.K. Rowling knew she had found her Hermione after Watson's very first screen test. Rowling, who was notoriously involved in the production of the films, instantaneously took a liking to Watson. After her first test, Rowling expressed to casting directors that she was right for Granger, but Watson would ultimately still have to go through a few more auditions to land the role.
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She Turned Down the Chance to Play Cinderella

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Watson disappointed fans after she turned down the role of Cinderella in the live action reboot of the film. Lily James ultimately went on to star in the role, but Watson will still get the chance to star as a Disney princess. She accepted the role of Belle in the live action reboot of Beauty and the Beast
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She Chose American Schooling Over British

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Watson had always intended to pursue higher education following the conclusion of Harry Potter. But many were surprised that she chose an American institution over a college in the United Kingdom. Watson explained that American universities allow students to study more than one subject at a time.

"I really like the fact that it has a very open curriculum, that there aren't any requirements. Really, I've kind of been in charge of my own education since I started out on Potter. I liked that I could design my own major if I wanted to, and I could take independent studies if I wanted to on subjects that weren't necessarily in the curriculum."

Aside from acing her exams while on set for Harry Potter filming, Watson went on to further her education at Brown University in Providence, RI. As straight-A student, Watson excelled at school, but attending an Ivy League is no small feat. The actress always dreamed of pursuing high education, and gave herself a college experience that most view as out of reach. 
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