7. Her co-stars both crushed on her
There were a raging mess of hormones behind the scenes of the Harry Potter movies, apparently. And even among its central trio, there were romantic tensions. “[Emma’s] quite popular with the cast,” Rupert Grint told FHM in 2009. “As for who has the worst crush on her – me or [Daniel] Radcliffe – I’d rather not say.”
6. She even inspired Malala Yousafzai
When the young activist Malala Yousafzai met Watson after her UN speech, it proved a truly inspirational moment. “I hesitated in saying, am I feminist or not?” Yousafzai told Watson. “Then after hearing your speech I decided there’s no way and there’s nothing wrong by calling yourself a feminist.” And, unsurprisingly, Watson was very moved by this.