Many child actors who succeed at a younger age do not replicate the same success in their adult life. But Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson has not only built upon the fame she got through ‘Harry Potter’ series, she has transformed herself into a well-rounded Hollywood actor with immense potential.
Emma Watson age is 30 now (in 2020) and she has matured into a fine young woman of immense beauty. With her lead roles in ‘Beauty and the Beast’ and Oscar-nominated ‘Little Women’, she has shown versatility and dedication to her art.
Emma Watson is not only a truly remarkable Hollywood star but also a commendable human being. Not many know that she has also been serving as a UN Goodwill Ambassador ever since 2014.
She has used her fame and recognition around the world in promoting equality for women with UN’s HeForShe campaign.
Emma is the role model for many young women in the world including Malala Yousafzai – a survivor of Taliban violence and the winner of Nobel Peace Prize in 2014.
Emma Watson’s Family
Emma Watson’s Childhood
Emma Watson’s Relationship
Emma Watson has been in several relationships in her life. Although she is very private about her love life, fans are always eager to know about the next Emma Watson boyfriend.
There have been many rumors about her dating Tom Felton who portrayed Draco Malfoy in Harry Potter, but the relationship was never confirmed.
Her first known relationship was with Tom Ducker that lasted for a year or so. After that, she dated a businessman by the name of Jay Barrymore. However, as the distances between them grew, the couple drifted apart.
While pursuing her education, Emma Watson was dating Will Adamowicz – a student at the Oxford University. They were in a relationship for nearly three years, but the romance worn off and Emma moved on.
Her other known relationships were with Matthew Janney (rugby player), William Knight (tech entrepreneur) and Chord Overstreet (an actor known for Glee series). Right now (in 2020), she is believed to be dating a business man from California Leo Alexander Robinton, but there are no confirmations.
Emma Watson’s Beliefs and Interests
Apart from being a UN Women Goodwill Ambassador, Emma Watson is a well-known feminist who doesn’t shy away from taking a stand for women’s rights.
She has a positive outlook towards feminism, and believes it to be an essential step towards gender equality.
Emma Watson does not believe in a specific religion. She likes to call herself a Universalist as she sees many common points in all the religions of the world.
Emma Watson The Beginning
Emma Watson was born into a family of lawyers. Both her parents were living in Paris, when she came into this world on 15 th of April 1990. But almost half a decade after her birth, her parents – Jacqueline Luesby and Chris Watson – divorced and Emma moved to Oxfordshire in England.
In her early school life, she was bitten by the acting bug. Emma was only six when she started to learn acting, dancing and singing at Stagecoach Theatre Arts.
Unlike other acting enthusiasts who lose their focus in studies at an early age, Emma kept up her academic progress.
After taking a hiatus from studies to pursue her acting career, she joined Brown University located in Providence, Rhode Island. Emma has a bachelor’s degree in literature. Not many know that she is a certified yoga trainer with expertise in meditation.
Emma Watson’s Career
The Early Strides in the Acting World
When she was just 10, Emma’s prodigious acting talents were recognized through her performances in plays – Arthur: The Young Years and The Happy Prince.
Around the same time, the casting team for the first Harry Potter movie was at the Oxford looking for someone to play Hermione Granger. Emma got lucky and after eight strenuous auditions, she finally got the part.
After the release of the first film, the trio of Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson gained instant fame. ‘Philosopher’s Stone’ became the highest grossing movie of 2001 and broke many records.
Emma’s acting skills stole the show, she was appreciated by the audience and critics alike, and even received Young Artist Award.
Harry Potter Series and Emma Watson
The triumvirate of Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson grew together with the Harry Potter franchise, both as actors and individuals. Many believe that the chemistry between the three main stars was responsible for the success of the series.
Although Daniel Radcliffe was in the lead role, Emma Watson’s performance was equally well received. Such was Emma’s star power that The Times actually criticized the movie makers for giving her such a small role in the second installment of Harry Potter.
She grew into the role, so much so, that many of her fans often refer to her as Hermione instead of Emma. In 2007, Emma won National Movie Award for Best Performance as a female actress for the movie ‘Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix’.
After the movie, she wanted to quit the franchise as the new contract required her to make a commitment for the next four years. But ultimately, she gave in and signed the contract for the next installments.
In 2009, ‘Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince’ was released and quickly became another fan favorite. At this time, all three child stars had reached their teenage years.
They were reviewed by critics through a different perspective, but each actor held his/her own and Emma received rave reviews. The rumors of her affair with Tom Felton were also gathering storm at the time, but their relationship was never confirmed.
The Harry Potter series culminated with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, which was released in two parts.
It is a testament to the movie series and the cast that the final movie became the highest grossing movie in the series and also for Emma Watson, with a collection of approx. 1.3 billion dollars worldwide.
Though Emma Watson movies have a fair share of Harry Potter in them, she has also played other memorable roles in movies like ‘Beauty and the Beast’, ‘The Perks of Being a Wallflower’ and ‘This is the End’. In particular, ‘Beauty and the Beast’ was a huge hit and Emma as the eponymous beauty ‘Bella’ was the perfect fit for the role.
It is actually very difficult for a movie star to break out of an image set by a global phenomenon like ‘Harry Potter series’, but Emma has done incredibly well in redefining herself as a versatile actor.
Her comical performance in ‘This is the End’ is simply amazing. Her free-spirited performance in ‘The Perks of Being a Wallflower’ set many a heart aflutter, and is definitely one of her best performances ever.
Emma has been a serial winner of many popular awards and accolades throughout her career. In 2014, she received the Britannia awards along with some of the stalwarts in the industry like Judie Dench and Robert Downey Jr. Apart from acting, Emma has also tried her hand at fashion and modelling.
Do you know she has even done a fashion shoot for Vogue magazine? Even more impressively, she is immortalized in a statue in the world-renowned Madame Tussauds in London.
Emma Watson Earnings
Emma Watson net worth is estimated at a staggering 80 million dollars. A major share of her earnings i.e. 60 million dollars are from the Harry Potter franchise.
If we look at all the movies that Emma Watson has acted in, then the total gross of all those movies combined is estimated at nearly 7 billion dollars. For an actor so young (she is only 30 in 2020), such numbers are simply unbelievable.
Emma Watson Personal Quotes
It’s a journey and the sad thing is you only learn from experience, so as much as someone can tell you things, you have to go out there and make your own mistakes in order to learn.
If you want to run for Prime Minister, you can. If you don’t, that’s wonderful, too. Shave your armpits, don’t shave them, wear flats one day, heels the next; We want to empower women to do exactly what they want.
The less you reveal, the more people can wonder.
If we stop defining each other by what we are not and start defining ourselves by what we are, we can all be freer.
It’s not the absence of fear. It’s overcoming it. Sometimes you’ve got to blast through and have faith.
I’m excited about the aging process. I’m more interested in women who aren’t perfect. They’re more compelling.
Both men and women should feel free to be sensitive. Both men and women should feel free to be strong.
If you truly pour your heart into what you believe in, even if it makes you vulnerable, amazing things can and will happen.
I don’t have perfect teeth. I’m not stick thin. I want to be the person who feels great in her body and can say that she loves it and doesn’t want to change anything.
Don’t let anyone tell you what you can and can’t do or achieve. Do what you want to do and be who you want to be.
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