Emma is SLAYING life.
Today is a very special day, it’s Emma Watson’s Birthday. At just 26 Emma has achieved more in the worlds of acting, modelling and the small task of bringing gender equality to the world than anyone could have ever predicted when she graced our screens, fresh-faced as Hermione all those years ago. Let’s take a look at 26 incredible things she’s achieved in her 26 years on this earth, shall we?
1. she landed the role of hermione with no professional experience
Emma landed possibly the biggest movie role in the world off the back of a few school plays. Not too shabby. She had to do eight screen tests, but JK Rowling has said she knew Emma was the one from the very first.
2. she managed to get eight a*s during filming
And two As…even though most of her education was between takes.
3. and ba in english literature from brown university
It took her five years instead of four but considering she also made eight Harry Potter films over the course of her education, this is pretty darn impressive!
4. she’s also a certified yoga and meditation teacher
As a part of the course she had to take a week-long trip to a Canadian facility where she wasn’t allowed to talk the whole time so she could “figure out how to be at home with [her]self”. We’re basically just waiting for her to put out a “Yoga With Emma” fitness DVD.
5. and she speaks french
Emma was born in Paris and brought up in Oxfordshire but still learned the lingo, although she confessed that she speaks “not as well” as she used to these days, fair play, she’s been quite busy.