August 21, 2017

[FLASHBACK] Emma Watson is announced to be playing Hermione Granger


As I apparently don't think it's enough to juggle with 99 different things at the same time, I decided to add one more thing and make it a round number. Here's a new category called "Flashback" where I'll just post old stuff on their "anniversary" date every now and again.


August 21, 2000:

After months of speculations about the cast of 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone' ("Sorcerer's" for the Americans), we finally learnt the names of the trio who would be playing Harry, Ron and Hermione.

The media obviously focused on Daniel Radcliffe so all we knew about Emma (and Rupert Grint) then was that she was "a newcomer who has only performed in school plays"

For the occasion, the trio got their very first photoshoot all together, photographed by Terry O'Neill.









Lorenzo di Bonaventura, the president of worldwide theatrical production at Warner Brothers: "We searched through all the Muggle and Wizard households just to find the right young people to find Harry, Ron and Hermione and we have found them in Dan, Rupert and Emma."

Chris Columbus, the director of the movie: "The process was intense and there were times when we felt we would never find an individual who embodied the complex spirit and depth of Harry Potter. Then, Dan walked into the room and we all knew we had found Harry. We were equally elated upon meeting Emma and Rupert who are perfect for the roles of Hermione and Ron. I couldn’t be happier to begin work with such talented, inspiring young actors."

J.K. Rowling: "Having seen Dan Radcliffe's screen test, I don’t think Chris Columbus could have found a better Harry. I wish Dan, Emma and Rupert the very best of luck and hope that they have as much fun acting the first year at Hogwarts as I had writing it."

David Heyman, one the producer of the movie: "These are tremendously talented British kids who will bring so much to the film"

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

cute little buttons. Look at Rup- a well-spoken man. He always acted dumm, but he is really smart. I love his Snatch. He is a producer getting ready to produce a comic adventure. He will star in it to. Go Rup- He said the least and is doing the most in terms of diversity. Rup is the real jewel. They are all cute

Anonymous said...

rupert is also my favorite because i love his acting the most he is great actor and second thing he is really good and coolest person.

Anonymous said...

His coming is slower but what he does is solid and promising. He helped produce a whole series, which is in its second season. His red hair would fit well with Mel Gibson's upcoming Beserker.

Anonymous said...

Humble and talented. He plays his roles way and says little on the side. By no means is this man a hype but pure talent.

Levi said...

So cool! This is a historical event already. Great moments. :D

Anonymous said...

It's a shame that Emma throughout all these years has not wanted to improve as an actress, if she strives to form herself a good actress, but it seems that she prefers to have many interests and not to be formed in any
A shame :/

Anonymous said...

Hey Eden, no article about Emma being one of the ten most paid actresses in the world? :)

Anonymous said...

Emma Watson acts upon her hype. I agree, from the trio Rupert is the one to watch. He has real talent- slow but solid.

Anonymous said...

She has an excellent public relations team to hype her up. I thought she was a very talented Hermoine, but her emotional presentations are choked and not believeable. She did well as Mai, the script wasn't that thrilling. Beauty was okay to a bit above average. Her acting is the same. Maybe that is what the directors and producers want. I am not sure that I am interested in seeing her in any more films; she really has to have the top co-star. I only watched the circle because of Tom Hanks not because of Emma, and then I waited until I could borrow someone's DVD. Nothing spectacular.

Anonymous said...

agree that she has worked with most famous people that help her to grow but in term of her acting there is no improvement

Anonymous said...

I thought she was fantastic in BATB but as they say opinions are like assholes and everyone has one.

Anonymous said...

I agree Rupert is the one to watch long-term. But the trio started out doing well. Rupert is really coming strong now with his series. Snatch is great.

Eden said...

Thanks a lot Thais for the suggestions :D I'm not going to post your comment right now otherwise I'll forget about it ;)

Thaïs said...

You're welcome! I was afraid to sound patronizing or rude, when I just wish the best for your website because I like it very much :)

Eden said...

"I was afraid to sound patronizing or rude".

Not at all :) And I love it when people give me their input.

Anonymous said...

Eden, I love your website, but there is little about Emma in the face of acting. I don't think she is going to continue much. What now?

Anonymous said...

keep tabs on Rupert Grint; your website is complete in its info and fun.

Ross Taggart said...

Memories...

Anonymous said...

If Emma continues she will choose her roles carefully. I am glad that she is not taking any role just to have a job as some actors must do to keep above water with their over the ceiling standard of living. I make it on $20 a week after all the bills are paid; usually I save at least one or two dollars, but I must say life is good.

Anonymous said...

Dan and Rupert technically dont have to take just any role to stay afloat but i get what you are saying for lower scale actors/actresses. That said, that is probably the one area that i wish Emma would venture out more into. She seems a bit "pretentious" in that regard while being choosy with her roles. Dan and Rupert seem to be up for anything which i like.

Keep in mind this isnt a bash on Emma as i dig her the most of the three but i do wish she would not be AS picky as she is. Sometimes you can do something that is just for fun and dont have to overthink it. But she is who she is and will approach her career whichever way she chooses. As a fan i will just have to settle for what i can get with her i guess. lol

Anonymous said...

I agree. I think she has missed opportunities because of pickiness: La La Land. Even though it was explained, she should have been aware of the opportunity. Yes, maybe not be so picky, but I wouldn't want to see her as a female chain-saw killer or a Zombie. I think it might be good for her to try a series.