Emma Watson Then and Now: How She Has Grown up on the Screen

After appearing beautifully in “Beauty and the Beast”, audiences expect to see Emma Watson’s talent shine many times after years of struggling to regain her glory. Let’s look at the journey of her on the screen then and now.

Emma WatsonEmma Watson in The Philosopher’s Stone (2001)

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (2001):

The first public appearing of 11-year-old Emma Watson was when she played the role of Hermione Granger in the first episode of the hit Harry Potter series.

We could consider that this was the role of her life because when referring to Emma Watson could not help but mention this famous character. Before that, Emma had never acted professionally besides some school plays.

Emma Watson in Harry Potter (2002)

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002):

Emma Watson’s clever and witty appearance was considered to be extremely suitable for the character of Hermione built by the female writer J.K. Rowling. Emma was known by the film producer through her drama teacher at Oxford. Her confidence had left the impression on the producer.

Emma Watson in Harry Potter (2004)

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004):

Emma Watson had accompanied with her co-stars Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint for over 10 years with 8 episodes. The famous trio of witches had become familiar friends associating with the childhood of many 8X and 9x generations. 

Emma Watson in The Goblet of Fire (2005)

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005):

The role of Hermione helped Emma Watson win a series of prestigious awards such as the Best Young Actress 2002 of the Young Artist Award and the Best Summer Movie Actress.

Emma Watson in The Order of the Phoenix (2007)

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007):

In this film, Emma Watson had a significant change in appearance. The height of the 17-year-old actress improved markedly, while her face was slim, and her acting was more mature.

She was awarded the National Movie Award for the Best Actress. The Watson-Radcliff-Grint trio also became famous and was invited to print their fingerprints on the sidewalk of Grauman’s Chinese Theater at Hollywood.

Emma Watson in Ballet Shoes (2007)

Ballet Shoes (2007):

Besides her main project, Emma also starred in the popular TV series Ballet Shoes. At that time, this British actress showed the mature beauty of a 17-year-old girl.

According to the film’s director, Sandra Goldbacher, Emma Watson was a perfect choice for the role because she exuded a sense of depth and subtlety that everyone must look at her.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009):

Although previous Harry Potter episodes were all successful in revenue, all three main actors were hesitant to continue performing the role in the last two episodes.

Finally, Emma Watson was the first one to confirm she would continue participating in them. In return, she was paid as double as the remuneration with the cost up to £2 million per film.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – part 1 (2010):

This was considered as a film where Hermione had the most emotional acting. Viewers could see the maturity and beautiful appearance of Emma Watson.

My Week with Marilyn (2010):

Alternating between the last two Harry Potter films, Emma Watson participated in the hit movie project about the life of the beloved Marilyn Monroe. In the movie, she played the beautiful Lucy girl who worked at the costume store. However, sadly, the role did not leave any impression.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 (2011):

Emma Watson’s last appearance as Hermione had quite a bit of acting space for her. She left the screen for the fight between Harry and Voldemort. However, Emma also closed this famous character completely and left a deep impression on the audience.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012):

The British actress starred in the movie directed by Stephen Chbosky. It was set in the 1990s background exposing the difficulties of the young at that time. Emma Watson successfully completed the role of Sam who was a beautiful, ambitious and profound girl.

The Bling Ring (2013):

The psychological drama about teen thieves was highly rated when it received a nomination in the jury category at the 66 Cannes Film Festival. This movie included many changes of Emma’s acting when she turned into a true urban lady.

This Is the End (2013):

Emma Watson caused a big surprise when she appeared in an action-comedy movie. It told the story of six friends trapped in a house after a series of bizarre events and devastating disasters in Los Angeles. The group faced a grim fate and discovered the true meaning of friendship. 

Noah (Great Flood – 2014):

Ila’s character was a rare impressive role of this famous actress. The movie recreated the first human event on Earth which was the great flood that God descended to punish people.

Emma Watson caused a surprising scene of very real childbirth. After that, she shared that she had to study a lot for this scene because she had never witnessed a real childbirth scene.

Regression (2015):

After the genre of biography, entertainment, crime, humor, and epic, the talented British beauty decided to try in a horror work with heavy psychological elements. The actress transformed into a complex introverted girl Angela Gray. With a narrative and psychological depth, Emma Watson had more acting space to show her maturity in acting.

Colonia (2015):

2015 was considered a good year for Emma Watson when she was transformed into a role with different fates. In Colonia, the audience could see Emma played the role of an experienced woman who was trapped in a love affair in the chaotic war in Chile (1973).

Beauty and the Beast (2017):

The role of Belle marked the first time the actress participated in Disney’s fairy tale series. Previously, Emma had been invited to play as Cinderella in 2015, but she refused on the grounds of inappropriate. In the blockbuster live-action Beauty and the Beast, Emma also showed her impressive singing and dancing ability. 

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