Celebrate Emma Watson’s Birthday With Best ‘Harry Potter’ Moments
Happy birthday, Emma Watson!
The English actress — who turns 24 on Tuesday — became an international sensation at just 9-years-old when she made her debut as Harry Potter‘s Hermione Granger. Since her blockbuster gig as the quick-witted witch, Emma has landed major versatile roles, like in The Perks of Being a Wallflower, The Bling Ring, and her latest film, Noah.
In celebration of her birthday, here are her 24 best moments in the wizarding world of Harry Potter:
1. When she made her big debut on the Hogwarts Express:
2. When she thought death was worse than expulsion
3. Whenever she name-calls Harry or Ron
and uses words big words like “barbaric”
4. Because she’s a smart aleck
and a book worm
5.When she got nauseated over Ron’s sappy relationship with Lavender
6. Remember when she gave Ron a quick tutorial on the Wingardium Leviosa charm?
And taught him how to properly pronounce “Leviosa”
And she — literally — showed him up
7. When she went from amateur broomstick rider
to a potential Quidditch keeper
8. How about that time she dissed Draco Malfoy?
9. … and punched him in the face
10. She also makes sure the Boy Who Lived is a Boy Who’s Humble
11. She can cast the most wicked spells
12. Like that time she fought a horde of snatchers
13. That one time in Prisoner of Azkaban when she worried about her hair during a life-and-death situation
14. When she dolled up for the Yule Ball
Even when she’s dressed down in her Gryffindor attire, she looks bloody amazing
15. She’s probably the only witch who can pull off the frizzy-haired, stressed-out look
16. Speaking of looks, doesn’t she look magical when the wind blows her auburn locks?
17. Or when she smiles …
It’s like the alohomora charm to your heart
18. When she made this adorable puppy-dog face
19. When she danced with Harry in the midst of a wizard world apocalypse
20. When she slammed down a 500-ton book and called it “light reading”
21. She was actually the first person who made the “not impressed” look
NOT McKayla Maroney
22. When she broke the rules for the first time
23. When she volunteered to accompany Harry on his deadly face-off with Voldemort
Because she’s a good friend
And of course …
24. When her stubborn love for Ron went from this:
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