Ever since first getting her big break as Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter series, Emma Watson has been an actress to watch. And not just because she’s a beautiful woman now, but because she’s a seriously talented actress. She’s arguably become the most successful of the three main stars of the Harry Potter franchise, which includes Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint.
Emma Watson has embarked on her own path of success, starring in blockbusters like Noah (2014), The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012), My Week with Marilyn (2011), Beauty and the Beast (2017), and much more. She’s also the UN Women Goodwill ambassador, which is a big deal.
In this article, we showcase 20 beautiful photos of the star on the sets of her various movies, which range from comedies to fantasies to techno-thrillers, among others.
20 Regal And Royal (Beauty And The Beast)
When the Beauty and the Beast 2017 remake was first announced in 2014, people were very excited. It’s one in a long line of movies that Disney has been adapting from their animated backlog. With a budget of around $255 million, it’s one of the most expensive films ever made, which you can tell by Emma Watson’s wardrobe. She looks very regal and royal in this gown with red cloak, and the disapproving stare she’s rocking only makes it better.
19 Slaying The Dance Floor (Beauty And The Beast)
Probably the most iconic attire in Beauty and the Beast, in both the original and the remake, is Belle’s yellow dress that she wears when she first dances with the Beast. Watson was praised for her performance, and the film was also lauded for its faithfulness to the original. With a gross of $1.2 billion worldwide, you could call this one a smashing success, and the yellow dress was a big part of keeping that faithfulness to the original.
18 The One Hot Peasant In Town (Beauty And The Beast)
It helps to have an actress who looks completely like the animated version of Belle, and Emma Watson surely does. She pulls off the kind-hearted looks, the glares, and the general worry of Belle quite well, as you can tell from this photo of her on set in the “peasant” clothes, before she realized her true potential as the Beast’s queen. Not only does she look spot-on to the original, but she also acts just like her.
17 Serious Little Woman (Little Women)
Emma Watson plays one of the four sisters in the upcoming period piece, Little Women, about the sisters coming of age in America in the aftermath of the Civil War. She plays Margaret “Meg” March, the eldest sister of 16. She is referred to as the beauty, which certainly reflects Emma in this still shot, as well as the manager of the household when her mother is absent. People have high hopes for this film, which comes out on December 25, 2019.
16 Chaste (Little Women)
From the start of Little Women, originally written by Louisa May Alcott in 1868 and 1869 (in two volumes), Meg is already considered a nearly perfect “little woman.” Her entire life is based in the domestic household, and she often lectures her sisters to make sure they grow up to be “little women” too. This is a very religious family, of course, but Emma still manages to look beautiful even when praying before bed.
15 The Perks Of Being Beautiful (The Perks Of Being A Wallflower)
The Perks of Being a Wallflower is actually based on a book of the same name, written in 1999 by Stephen Chbosky. It’s about an introverted teenager, Charlie, who learns to come out of his shell thanks to Patrick (Ezra Miller) and Sam (Emma Watson), two seniors at his school. This poignant coming-of-age story covers the trials and tribulations of being a young person in today’s society, and Emma plays the part of Sam masterfully, living a carefree life.
14 Acing The Job Interview (The Circle)
The Circle is a bit of a deviation away from what Emma Watson usually plays. In this 2017 techno-thriller, she plays the part of Mae, where she lands a dream job at a powerful tech company called the Circle. This is her during the interview, absolutely slaying it and looking fabulous while she does it. She will soon uncover, however, that not everything at the Circle is what it seems…
13 Hurt But Still Hot (Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 1)
Pretty much everyone who loves Emma Watson knows her first from Harry Potter. Fans of the series across the world watched a young Hermione Granger literally grow before our eyes during the eight-part movie series, which began in 2001 with the Philosopher’s Stone, and ended in 2011 with Deathly Hallows - Part 2. This is Emma from Deathly Hallows, as a grown-up woman, when she’s fully blossomed into a beautiful young woman.
12 Angry... Still Hot (Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 1)
Hermione Granger was the one who always got Harry and Ron out of trouble. She was the smart one, the sassy one, and she could give the boys a look that could melt ice or freeze you in place. She was the brains behind the operation, for the most part, and for that, they owe her everything. Even when she’s not particularly pleased, like in this picture, Emma still has a way of looking amazing.
11 The Perfect Jawline (The Bling Ring)
The Bling Ring was a 2013 satire crime film directed by Sofia Coppola, daughter of The Godfather director, Francis Ford Coppola. It features an ensemble cast, including Emma Watson, and is based on the 2010 Vanity Fair article, “The Suspects Wore Louboutins.” It’s all about fame-obsessed teenagers who form a real-life gang, then use the internet to track down celebrities’ whereabouts so they can rob their homes.
10 Come Hither (The Bling Ring)
Although The Bling Ring wasn’t that well-received by critics, you can’t fault the actors for that. Emma Watson did great as one of the “gang” members, Nicki, who is based on the real-life former television personality, Alexis Neiers. Alexis is notable for her conviction for burglary as a member of the “Bling Ring,” and as a host of 2019’s “Recovering from Reality” podcast.
9 Leather Jacket Punk Chic (The Bling Ring)
In the film, Nicki (Emma Watson) manages to rub shoulders with the likes of Paris Hilton, Kirsten Dunst, and Orlando Bloom—people whom the Bling Ring rob—and to do that she’s got to look the part. Luckily for her, with this leather jacket chic thing she’s got going on, Emma looks every bit the celebrity as the people she’s robbing.
8 Revealing Evening Gown (The Bling Ring)
In case you couldn’t tell from this picture alone, Emma Watson is one bad b**ch in The Bling Ring, even when she’s wearing a slightly revealing nightgown and checking out her phone in bed. She takes no prisoners, steals anything she can get her hands on, and is really one of the primary menaces of the gang, as well as one of the brains behind the operations.
7 Humanity's Last Hope (Noah)
Emma Watson took another chance with 2014’s Noah, in which she acts alongside Academy Award-winner Russell Crowe. The film, obviously based on the story of Noah’s Ark from the Book of Genesis, was director Darren Aronofsky’s highest-grossing film to date, bringing in $362 million worldwide. Emma played Ila, Noah’s adopted daughter-in-law and the wife of Shem, one of Noah’s sons. Most people know how this one ends.
6 Rainy Days (Noah)
Emma Watson and Douglas Booth make a pretty cute couple as Ila and Shem in Noah, even when things aren’t going so well, such as in this photo, when the flood is upon them and it looks like they might not get into Noah’s ark. Of course, Emma Watson can look good doing anything, even when she’s drenched by rain, but her partner here pulls off the wet-and-tired look well, too.
5 Apocalyptic Chic (This Is The End)
Emma Watson had a very small part in Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen’s comedy apocalyptic film, or “disaster comedy” from 2013, This Is the End. In the film, she played herself, but in a crazy, maddened way, and it’s quite fun to watch. In the film, James Franco and his gang of misfits use Emma Watson’s house as a means to escape the demons, trying to subdue them.
4 Crazy Beautiful (This Is The End)
Due to a terrible mix-up and misunderstanding, when Emma Watson gets back to James Franco’s house at one point, she believes that the group is planning to set themselves upon her, so she leaves with their remaining drinks after trying to take the group out with an axe. The joke made about Emma Watson might not have been made today, James Franco told Metro.us, because “You have to be aware of the times.”
3 Prim And Proper (My Week With Marilyn)
My Week with Marilyn was a film about a snippet of Marilyn Monroe’s life, during the week of shooting in 1957 when she was escorted around London by Colin Clark, after her husband Arthur Miller had returned to the United States. In it, Emma Watson plays Lucy, a wardrobe assistant whom Colin (Eddie Redmayne) is attracted to. Even in this simple ‘50s getup, with that smirk, Emma can do no wrong and win over anyone.
2 The Smirk Of Destiny (Queen Of The Tearling)
Queen of the Tearling is a film that’s “in development,” but there’s so little information about it on IMDb, one has to wonder if it’s even being made at all, or if it’s become stuck in developmental limbo. The film will be based on Erika Johansen’s debut novel of the same name, which is set in a fictional land several centuries in the future, and is the first novel of the fantasy trilogy.
1 Medusa Eyes (Queen Of The Tearling)
Emma Watson has been cast in the film, and people are hoping as Princess Kelsea Raleigh Glynn, who is the main character of the film and has to defeat the powers of the Red Queen, who is out to destroy her. These promo shots look pretty glamorous, and we hope that the film does eventually get made—tons of fans of the novels are eagerly anticipating any more word of its development.
References: IMDb.com, wikipedia.com, metro.us