For Emma Watson, the six years since the "Harry Potter" films finished must seem like a lifetime ago.Watson, whose suspense thriller "The - From Journal Star
Watson, whose suspense thriller "The Circle" opens Friday, was a 10-year-old kid who had only performed in school plays when she began a professional acting career as brainy Hermione Granger in the "Potter" series alongside Daniel Radcliffe's Harry and Rupert Grint's Ron Weasley.
Post-"Potter," Radcliffe has never stopped, whether it's making films, TV or stage appearances that have won headlines for his willingness to do nudity, campaign for gay rights and do creepy horror films.
Watson has shown that being "Brainy Hermione" wasn't a stretch.
At 27, she is the sole member of this celebrity trio to attend college.
She surprised fans in 2012 as a sexual abuse victim in the teen-centric "The Perks of Being a Wallflower," dropped the F-bomb in the farcical "This Is The End" (2013) and played a Beverly Hills teen thief in the fact-based Sofia Coppola film "The Bling Ring." The role, which again won her critical plaudits, reportedly netted Watson a modest $15 million profit participation payday — that's $3 million to make the movie, plus a percentage after it turns a profit (modest compared to Robert Downey Jr.'s $70 million profit participation payday for playing Iron Man).