In this thriller directed by Alejandro Amenabar, based on a book by Amenabar, Watson plays a young woman who encounters painful memories of Satanic ritual abuse while under hypnosis. Then her father confesses to the crime, an investigation uncovers a conspiracy. Co-starring Ethan Hawke, David Dencik, David Thewlis and Dale Dikey.
In this coming-of-age drama, directed by Stephen Chbosky, Watson plays Sam, a free-spirited high school senior who, with her stepbrother Patrick, form a friendship with Charlie, a newcomer to their school. Co-starring Logan Lerman, Erza Miller, Mae Whitman, Nina Drobev.
I’d been reading scripts after the fourth Harry Potter movie around the age of 15, 16 and just didn’t read anything that I really loved instantly . . . it’s almost not that I had lost interest, but my agent was starting to get stressed. I wasn’t really into anything and then I read Perks of Being a Wallflower, and it’s so beautifully written and so funny. I was incredibly moved by it and just instantly knew A) that the movie had to be made and B) that I had to play Sam. I really wanted to play Sam, and was just really drawn to her, so when I met with Stephen, we just instantly clicked and it felt like was meeting an old friend. Then I met with Logan, and I knew he was the perfect Charlie, and it was just a really obvious, obvious choice for me.
In the third installment, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Watson returns as Hermione Granger, helping Harry, Ron, and Professor Remus Lupin (David Thewlis) find Sirius Black, an escaped serial killer, while uncovering the mysteries surrounding the night Harry became an orphan.
Oh, I loved it! It’s my favorite book, my favorite script, and it’s such a fantastic part for Hermoine. She really comes into her own, and I think you see a really different side to her than you have in the other two [films]. I think it’s much more personal, and this film has really tested and challenged me, and I’ve definitely enjoyed it the best out of the three because of that … I hope that I did her justice and that she’s what (fans) thought she’d be.
Watson stars as Hermione Granger in the film Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, the second installment of the Harry Potter series. In the movie Harry, along with Hermione and Ron, must figure out what is causing the mysterious attacks at Hogwarts.
I think in the second book Hermione kind of develops. She becomes more friendly with Harry and Ron and she definitely becomes more easy going.
Watson makes her screen debut in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. She stars as Hermione Granger, Harry’s brainy, bossy friend born to non-magic, “Muggle” parents.
Hermione sounds like me and behaves like me. She’s self-assured, irritating, emotional and loyal. Playing her doesn’t involve an awful lot of acting.