->''"Hermione just stole all of our shit."''


'''Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson''' is a British actress, born in France on April 15th, 1990. Best known for playing Hermione in the ''Film/HarryPotter'' movies. She is following up the ''Potter'' series with a small role in ''Film/MyWeekWithMarilyn'', the Princess Pea in ''WesternAnimation/TheTaleOfDespereaux'' and the female lead in ''Literature/ThePerksOfBeingAWallflower''. She acted in Creator/SofiaCoppola's ''Film/TheBlingRing'' and in Creator/DarrenAronofsky's 2014 Biblical epic film, ''Film/{{Noah}}''. She was tapped to play Beauty in a Creator/GuillermoDelToro version of ''Literature/BeautyAndTheBeast''. The project fell through and she has now been cast instead as Belle in an upcoming live-action adaptation of Disney's ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast''.

As of July 2014, she is also a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, campaigning for womens' rights and gender equality.

Not to be confused with Creator/EmilyWatson or Creator/EmmaThompson, both of whom are old enough to be her mother (but aren't, just so we're clear).
!!'''Tropes that apply to this actor include:'''
* AdaptationalAttractiveness[=/=]ProgressivelyPrettier: In [[Literature/HarryPotter the books]], in the earlier books Hermione is described as looking rather plain. Emma is not. However, in later books (from the Yule Ball in book 4 henceforth) Hermione grows up attractive (and has her large teeth magically fixed), and is described as beautiful, with various characters at the Yule Ball [[SheIsAllGrownUp shocked by the change]]. So Emma's appearance and that of the books-Hermione are rather inconsistent in early films (the detail about the teeth was completely ignored by director Chris Columbus) but are MUCH more consistent in later movies. The discrepancy (other than the teeth--Emma's teeth have never been large) is largely {{justified|Trope}}: it was basically impossible to predict, given that Emma was a very cute but hardly ''extremely'' cute child, that she would end up a stunner by the time the series ended.
* [[AscendedFanboy Ascended Fangirl]]: Emma was a fan of the Harry Potter books before she was cast as Hermione.
* AdamWesting: Appearing along with many other celebrities as humorous versions of themselves in the apocalyptic comedy ''Film/ThisIsTheEnd'' (2013) starring James Franco, Seth Rogen and Jonah Hill. The trailer shows her breaking into Franco's house with an axe and threatening Franco and his friends if they don't give her all they have to drink:
-->'''Emma:''' I AM NOT FUCKING AROUND!!
-->'''Danny [=McBride=]''' ''(later to video camera)'': "[[ShoutOut Hermione]] just stole all of our shit."
* CharacterTics: Her infamous "eyebrow acting".
* CoveredInGunge: She and Creator/RupertGrint had this happen to them (she got it worse) live on American TV.
* DumbIsGood: Has spoken out against this trope, claiming there are too many stupid girls in the media. She has said that she hopes the popularity of Hermione will encourage girls and let them know it's okay to be intelligent.
* FakeAmerican: Her roles in ''Literature/ThePerksOfBeingAWallflower'' and ''Film/TheBlingRing''.
* FascinatingEyebrow: Her eyebrows can act, even ''[[LargeHam over-act]]'', by themselves.
* IAmNotSpock: Along with almost everyone else to act in the ''Film/HarryPotter'' series. Also like Creator/LeonardNimoy before her, Watson was the only member of the central trio to consider leaving the franchise before its end. And just like Nimoy, got a much better deal out of it for her remaining time.
* IvyLeague: Graduated in May 2014 from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.
* LargeHam: At first, but she's gotten more nuanced by now.
* OneOfUs:
** She has said that her way of escaping is just reading and going to school, and her grades rival Hermione's (which makes sense--she got into ''[[IvyLeague Brown]]'', after all).
** To acquaint himself with his lead actors, Creator/AlfonsoCuaron (director of Film/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban) had the three actors write an essay on their characters. One wrote a 16 page essay. One wrote a 1 page essay. One didn't do it at all. Guess which one she was.[[note]]Hint: it was the 16-page one. Daniel wrote the one page and Rupert didn't do it, claiming that's what Ron would've done[[/note]] Additionally Emma came close to leaving after the fifth film due to worrying about attending college. She then noted how it was such a Hermione thing to do.
** She also apparently became quite addicted to ''VideoGame/PrinceOfPersiaTheSandsOfTime'' during filming of one of the ''Potter'' films.
* {{Oxbridge}}: Was a visiting student at Worcester College, Oxford, during the 2011-12 academic year.
* PlayingAgainstType: From playing very British BadassBookworm Hermione Granger to a vapid, RichBitch, SpoiledBrat American in Sofia Coppola's movie about ''Film/TheBlingRing''.
* PlayingWithCharacterType: ''Literature/ThePerksOfBeingAWallflower'', as she is playing a clever, plucky GirlNextDoor.
* RealityIsUnrealistic: Her American accent in ''The Bling Ring'' might sound a little odd - but it's a near spot-on recreation of Alexis Neiers's voice (the girl on whom her character Nikki is based).
* [[invoked]]SmurfetteBreakout: The female lead of the ''Harry Potter'' film series and has received the most public attention - as well as celebrity endorsements.