We bring you factoids about the star of THE BLING RING…

Emma Watson stars in THE BLING RING, which is released in Irish cinemas this week. Movies.ie gathered together some trivia about the former HARRY POTTER actress…

Emma was once roommates with Sophie Sumner, the winner of America’s Next Top Model: British Invasion.
…An odd pairing, but one that strangely works.

Emma was just nine years old when she was cast as Hermione Granger in HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER’S STONE.
…She was the youngest of the leading trio, although Hermione is older than both Harry and Ron.

Watson enrolled in Brown University in 2009, to study English.
…She called ignoring her fame, by going to college, her ‘rebellion’.

Emma was born in France and lived there until she was 5 years old.
…Do we foresee a future in French art house cinema?

Emma beat Hatty Jones – the star of MADELINE – for the role of Hermione Granger.
…Hatty Jones has since made a name for herself acting on stage.

Alfonso Cuarón’s hair was so long during filming HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN that Emma used to put it in pigtails in between takes.
… “I’m his unofficial hairstylist,” Emma said. Aww.

MY WEEK WITH MARILYN was Emma Watson’s first appearance in an R-Rated film.
…Not really surprising, but an interesting first choice.

Emma said that kissing Rupert Grint was like kissing her brother.
…We are sure there are plenty of Rupert fans who would jump at the chance to test that theory.

When filming THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER, Emma insisted that she do the scene where her character stands up in the back of a truck, instead of a stuntwoman.
…She said it was one of the ‘top 10 moments of my life’

Once she wrapped on HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOW PART 2, Emma cut off her trademark hair, and showed off a cute pixie hair do.
…She said it was ‘the lost liberating thing ever’. She looked great too!

THE BLING RING is released in irish cinemas on July 5th.

Words: Brogen Hayes