It’s no secret Emma Watson played an amazing Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter series, but there’s much more to this actress than her Hogwarts roots. Nine years post-Harry Potter and on the cusp of turning 30, Emma is not just an actress, but an activist for issues like gender inequality, women’s rights, and sustainable fashion. She’s starred in films like Beauty and the Beast, Little Women, and The Bling Ring, and in interviews, social media posts, and speeches she has shared important life lessons.
The star is a total catch, and her thoughtful interviews with media outlets show that she’s got a level head about it all — from her dating life to her acting career, confidence as a woman, and even romantic entanglements with costars. And how can we forget her epic speech at the United Nations? If you’re interested in hearing some of our favorite quotes from the inspirational Emma Watson, check them out ahead.
— Additional reporting by Haley Lyndes