Let’s Play “Trivia Time”!

Hi all!

It’s a slow day here in my world so, I thought I’d spend some gratifying moments looking up some great trivia on Emma and her involvement in the Harry Potter films.  Even I learned some things!


  • Emma has never had a cup of coffee in her entire life
  • Emma has two cats named Bubbles and Domino
  • Emma loves water sports, and while in Mauritius, she gained an Open Water PADI certificate allowing her to scuba dive anywhere in the world
  • Emma’s favorite Harry Potter book is Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  • Emma took dance lessons while filming the third and fourth Harry Potter films and has now gained a Silver Award for freestyle dance and street jazz
  • Emma loves playing field hockey, netball and tennis (for school and local teams), skiing, painting, cooking, singing, and dancing (has twice competed with her school in Rock Challenge 2006 and 2007)
  • Emma passed her driving test on her first attempt on January 28, 2008
  • Emma’s favorite movie is “Notting Hill”; her favorite TV show is “Friends”; her favorite actor is Johnny Depp; and her favorite actress is Julia Roberts
  • Emma had to complete eight auditions before being offered the role of Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter films
  • Emma is a fan of The Golden Compass and the rest of the fantasy trilogy “His Dark Materials” by Philip Pullman
  • Emma had to wait until she was fifteen before she was allowed to have her ears pierced
  • As many know, Emma is best friends with Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint after practically growing up with them on the Harry Potter set, referring to them as her “brothers”
~~Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s (Sorcerer’s) Stone~~
  • The filmmakers attempted to go the extra mile of matching the kid’s appearances to how the novel describes them, by fitting Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) with green-colored contact lenses, and similarly make Emma Watson (Hermione Granger) wear fake buck teeth. But when Dan’s eyes reacted strongly to the contacts, and Emma couldn’t talk clearly with the fake teeth in her mouth, these ideas were dropped
  • Hatty Jones auditioned for Hermione Granger before it went to Emma Watson. She and Emma were the very last girls for the audition

~~Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets~~
  • A story circulated that Emma Watson broke her left wrist during filming and that you can just see a little bit of the cast under her sleeve in some scenes, but it turned out to be false
  • During production, Emma Watson frequently brought her pet hamster Millie on set. Unfortunately, Millie passed away shortly after shooting began. The set department for the film created a specially-made hamster coffin, complete with velvet lining and the name “Millie” engraved on the top. “I don’t think a hamster has ever had a better send-off.” Watson said
  • The script originally said that Hermione would hug Harry and Ron in the final scene. As the then 11-year-old Emma Watson was embarrassed about having to hug the boys in front of the entire cast,  Chris Columbus allowed her to change the scene so that Hermione just hugs Harry then starts to hug Ron but the two get embarrassed and resolve to only shake hands. Watson also stated in a recent interview that she kept letting Daniel Radcliffe go too quickly, so the film was “frozen” for a few seconds to make the hug look like it lasted longer than it actually did. Her hesitation with Ron is also taken by fans as a precursor to the relationship that will develop between the two characters
~~Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban~~
  • Illusionist Paul Kieve served as a consultant. He taught magic to several members of the cast including Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson (Harry and Hermione) and worked extensively to create physical magical effects. He is the first illusionist to have worked on any of the series of films. He is also to make a cameo appearance in the film in a scene in the Three Broomsticks pub
  • In order to acquaint himself with his three lead actors, director Alfonso Cuaron had each of them write an essay about their characters, from a first-person point of view. Emma Watson, in true Hermione fashion, went a little overboard and wrote a 16-page essay. Daniel Radcliffe wrote a simple one-page summary, and Rupert Grint never even turned his in

~~Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire~~
  • Costume designer Jany Temime considered Hermione’s dress for the Yule Ball as the most important, comparing it to that of Cinderella. The design of the dress was changed several times before the designers were satisfied with the results. Emma Watson was very careful not to wear it more than necessary because she was afraid that she would wreck it
  • As Ron, Harry and Hermione are talking in the great hall, before George and Fred attempt to enter their names in the Goblet, Hermione is reading a book. We can’t see the title, but the cover features the harlequin pattern of the UK editions of the Harry Potter novels.
  • In one of the first takes of Hermione’s “Cinderella moment”, Emma Watson actually tripped in that fancy dress and fell down the stairs (Author’s Note: Can I just say I absolutely adored this bit of trivia? I almost fell right out of my chair in a fit! 🙂 )

~~Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix~~
  • In the scene where Harry, Ron, and Hermione are discussing Harry’s kiss with Cho, the three begin to crack up near the end of the scene. This was all real laughter from the three actors. The director thought it was good for the scene and kept rolling

~~Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince~~
  • Over 7000 girls auditioned for the role of Lavender Brown, and read from a scene with Madam Pomfrey, Hermione and Ron. Ironically, Emma Watson recommended Jessie Cave for the role, although Cave hadn’t attended any auditions
~~Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1~~
  • Upon seeing the set for Hermione’s bedroom, Emma Watson told the set decorators that there should be more books, which they happily accommodated
  • In the opening of the film, when Hermione is called down to tea, we can hear her parents talking about Australia along with an announcer, presumably on the TV, taking about a country-side. This is a reference to the book, in which Hermione says she not only wiped herself from her parents memories, but gave them new identities and made them think that they’d love nothing more than to move to Australia, which we presume that they do.
  • Nick Moran was interested in knowing how his character would appear in costume. He saw earlier renderings and was unsatisfied with some of it. He requested several items to be added, including knee-high boots that had to be laced up ‘all the way and were uncomfortable while running. He had no clue he would have to be running in the forest after Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Emma Watson from a good amount of takes
  • Stanislav Ianevski did appear in his role as Viktor Krum for the wedding scene, but his scenes were cut from the final film (although promo pictures of him dancing with Emma Watson exist, as well as behind-the-scenes footage)
  • Filming the torture scene where Bellatrix is torturing Hermione at the Malfoy’s Manor at the climax proved to be very intense for the actors involved (Most of the scene was cut to avoid an R rating in the USA and a 15 rating in the UK). So intense and brutal as it was that Helena Bonham Carter approached Emma Watson right afterward to make sure they were still on good terms
  • Having Bellatrix carve “mudblood” into Hermione’s arm during the torture scene was not in the original script, but it was an idea that both Emma Watson and Helena Bonham Carter came up with together on the spur of the moment during filming
  • It had been reported that the film would contain a few scenes of Daniel Radcliffe in the nude, leading to speculation among fans that the film would earn a more strict rating. This turned out not to be the case, although the scene in which visions of Harry and Hermione kissing appear to try to deter Ron give the illusion that Radcliffe and Emma Watson are both nude. In reality both actors wore jeans and Watson was provided with a strapless brassiere so she would not have to be completely topless. Director David Yates said that complete nudity was not necessary as the characters would be partially obscured by fog

~~Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2~~
  • It was reported that a huge blaze wrecked the Hogwarts set after a battle scene went spectacularly wrong. According to the report, explosives used in action sequences set light to scenery for the wizardry school, and that firefighters battled for 40 minutes to bring the flames under control but the set – centerpiece for the film’s Battle of Hogwarts climax – was left badly damaged. It was later confirmed that the fire was greatly exaggerated, and that the set that had been damaged was going to need be rebuilt anyway for use in another scene. Some actors were still filming at the studio but none of the movie’s biggest stars – Daniel Radcliffe (Harry), Emma Watson (Hermione) or Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) – were involved.  No one was injured
  • This is the first and last Harry Potter film that features Hermione flying with a broomstick
  • Molly Weasley’s line “Not my daughter you bitch!” is Julie Walters’ favorite line throughout her career. (Author’s Note: I wanted to add this bit of trivia just for good measure, because it is one of my favorite scenes in the movies, books, and basically every film I’ve ever seen!) 

I hope everyone was able to learn a little something!  I’d love to hear some feedback if you have any – or do you have some great Emma trivia that I may have missed?  Comment here and let us know!  Take care everyone! 🙂


~ by emwatsonaddict on August 10, 2011.

2 Responses to “Let’s Play “Trivia Time”!”

  1. Having said that, the facts about the films were fairly interesting…

  2. She’s a really nice actress.

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