24 Endearing Facts You Didn't Know About Emma Watson

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Vote up the facts about the Harry Potter star and UN Ambassador that you think are the most interesting.
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.
Photo: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1/Warner Bros.

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    She Keeps 10 Journals at a Time

    She Keeps 10 Journals at a Time
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    Emma Watson is a hardcore journal hoarder. She admitted that she writes in up to 10 journals at a time, and has filled up to over 30 diaries since she started vigorously jotting down her thoughts.
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    She Almost Quit Harry Potter

    She Almost Quit Harry Potter
    Photo: Warner Bros.

    After rumors arose that Watson was considering quitting her role as Hermione in the franchise, the world was ready to weep. Stressed by the demands of the role and her inability to pursue a normal adolescent life, Watson began to reconsider her acting career.

    Probed on the dilemma, she revealed, "I probably would have been public enemy No. 1. I would have found it very difficult watching the movies being made without me as a part of them, because I grew up making them. Being a part of this film franchise feels like part of my identity in a way. I would have gotten a lot more sleep. But I definitely made the right decision."

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    She Threw College Parties

    She Threw College Parties
    Photo: A24 Films

    Watson wasn't as intense of a bookworm as Hermione when she attended college. After graduating, the actress opened up about her experience as a famous celebrity at a regular university. She even dished about the rager she threw for herself and her 100 closest friends.

    "I've never even been asked for an autograph on campus," Watson revealed. "I threw a party for nearly 100 students and not a single person put a photo on Facebook." Whether or not Watson passed out a non-disclosure agreement is unknown, but at least the girl knows how to party.
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    Her Favorite Harry Potter Films Were the First and Last

    When asked which Harry Potter movie was her favorite to shoot, Watson had a difficult time choosing. She ultimately decided the first and last were her favorites -- but for very different reasons. "The first one was incredible, obviously, because everything was new, and everything being a novelty is very exciting," Watson explained. "From an acting perspective, this last movie was amazing because I had such big parts, and it was really challenging and demanding."

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

    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

    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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