Fame Surprises Watson
Published November 17, 2002 at 15:30 PM
The New Haven Register reports:&br;&br;"Emma Watson had no screen experience when she signed on to play Harry Potter’s pal Hermione Granger in the film adaptations of J.K. Rowling’s best-selling books.&br;&br;Now, she’s been zapped with instant fame.&br;&br;'It’s so weird people knowing exactly who you are and your name and stuff,' says 12-year-old Emma. 'It’s kind of scary.'&br;&br;'Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,' released last November, became the second-biggest movie of all time — second only to 'Titanic' — grossing $975 million worldwide.&br;&br;The second film adventure, 'Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets,' opened Friday.&br;&br;Emma doesn’t think she resembles her brainy character.&br;&br;'I’m not very academic,' she told reporters. And although she finds lines from the movies occasionally creeping into her vocabulary, 'I don’t go around saying ‘holy cricket’ too much.'"