While most of us know Emma Watson for playing Hermione Granger in the eight Harry Potter films, there’s a lot more to her than playing Hogwarts’ cleverest student. Not only is she an actress, model and activist, she’s also a UN Women Goodwill Ambassador and has even managed to find time to complete a Bachelor’s degree in English literature from Brown University. Here are some lesser-known facts about her – how many of them did you know?
Her favourite singers are Justin Timberlake and Alanis Morissette.
2. A day away from it all
If she could escape fame for a day, she would spend her time rocking it out in a mosh pit.
3. Drink of choice
Her favourite drink? Gin and tonic.
4. Diaries galore
She loves writing in her diary before bed and she estimates she’s got more than 30 diaries full of her writing and notes.
5. Relaxation expert
She’s a certified yoga and meditation instructor.
6. From Cinderella to Belle
She was offered the title role in Disney’s live adaptation of Cinderella, though she turned it down because she couldn’t make a deal with the film studio. Nonetheless, she’s set to play Belle in the live adaptation of Beauty and the Beast, so it looks like she was able to make a deal for that film.
7. Eighth time lucky
She was put through a total of eight auditions before landing the life-changing role of Hermione Granger; J.K. Rowling saw her screen test and wanted her for the part right then and there.
8. Favourite Harry Potter book
Her favourite Harry Potter book is Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
9. Cat lover
She’s a cat lover and has two cats of her own, Domino and Bubbles.