You may know her as Hermione, but Emma Watson has actually had a long and varied acting career. But one of her more controversial roles has hit headlines again this week...
Emma Watson has had an enviable acting career.
via: Getty ImagesFrom her roots as Harry Potter's Hermione, she's truly spread her wings in the world of Hollywood.
She's pretty much an old pro, having been cast as Hermione Grainger in the Harry Potter series when she was ten years old.
via: Getty ImagesWatson skyrocketed to fame and also became an advocate for sustainability and a public voice for feminism.
Since then, she's stayed in the public's consciousness.
via: Getty ImagesAnd is never too far from a red carpet.
Shortly after the end of Harry Potter, Watson was quick to get into some new roles.
via: Getty ImagesOne of her most famous was as Sam in 2012's The Perks of Being a Wallflower.
And who could forget Beauty and the Beast?
via: Getty ImagesIn 2017, Watson was the envy of every '90s kid as she took on the live-action role of Belle.
And in 2019?
via: Getty ImagesWatson starred as Meg March is Greta Gerwig's critically acclaimed adaptation of Little Women.
Watson's career isn't all about acting, either.
via: Getty ImagesWatson supports causes and charities that are near and dear to her heart. She's one of the most outspoken advocates in the celebrity world.
In 2014, at age twenty-four, Watson was appointed the UN Women Goodwill Ambassador.
via: Getty Images"Women’s rights are something so inextricably linked with who I am, so deeply personal and rooted in my life that I can’t imagine an opportunity more exciting," she said of the honor. "I still have so much to learn, but as I progress I hope to bring more of my individual knowledge, experience and awareness to this role."
Plus, she's really into reading and literature and literally spreading the word.
via: Getty ImagesIn November, Watson left nearly 100 copies of Maya Angelou's book, Mom & Me & Mom on the London subway, with a few handwritten notes stuck inside. That's a pretty awesome move.
She's also big on accountability for her own choices, like the designers she chooses to use.
via: Getty ImagesWhen choosing her wardrobe for the Beauty and the Beast red carpet appearances, she created a PowerPoint presentation for her stylist to send to designers. The presentation helped Watson choose the designer who created the most environmentally friendly and ethically responsible clothing.
But there's one role from Watson's past that's a little more controversial.
via: Getty ImagesRemember 2013's Bling Ring? The Sophia Copolla directed satirical crime thriller was (incredibly) based on real-life events.
The story was set around a young group of wannabe A-Listers.And in order to feel close to the stars they loved, they started burglarizing their houses.
Unbelievably, this actually happened.
via: Getty ImagesYep, a bunch of rich teenagers robbed local celebs in LA in 2010 in an attempt to ... gain fame?
Emma Watson played one of these criminals, Alexis Neiers.Alexis was seen by many as the ringleader of the Bling Ring.
And to make this story even more bizarre?
via: Getty ImagesDuring the time legal proceedings were being brought against her, Alexis was filming a reality TV show. It's called Pretty Wild, and if you can find it, it's 100% worth a watch.