Emma Watson, who played Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter film series, has recently opened up about her connection with her co-stars since the landmark film serial concluded in 2011. The 20th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was recently commemorated with a major reunion streamed on HBO Max named Harry Potter 2oth Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts, as many fans are well aware.
Many of the actors from the films, including starring trio Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, and Rupert Grint, as well as every director who has worked on a film in the series, attended the reunion. They’ve all returned to tell their Harry Potter experiences and disclose a lot of behind-the-scenes information.
Many of the discoveries made during the Harry Potter reunion came directly from Watson. While the actress who played Hermione Granger, a brilliant Gryffindor student, has gone on to have a successful acting career (including a role as Belle in Disney’s live-action Beauty and the Beast), many fans remember her as the actress who first played Hermione 20 years ago.
During the reunion, Watson revealed a number of interesting things, including her childhood crush on co-star Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy) and her consideration of leaving the Harry Potter franchise.
Watson was asked about her current connection with her co-stars Radcliffe (Harry Potter) and Grint (Ron Weasley) during a recent interview with British Vogue to discuss the recent Harry Potter reunion, and whether they had a “group chat.” Watson revealed that the three continue to communicate, however “individually” rather than in a group text. Grint and Radcliffe both despise apps like WhatsApp, according to Watson, and the three former co-stars avoid using gadgets, which hasn’t helped their “back and forth.” Here’s the rest of Watson’s quote:
“They both hate WhatsApp and their phones in general. Actually, as a three, we really try and stay off electronics so that doesn’t help for a massive amount of back and forth. We aren’t on a group chat but we speak individually. Rupert sends me pictures of [his daughter] Wednesday and I die. Dan and I generally try and calm each other’s nerves. We both mainly try and stay out of the limelight so it’s been nice to have each other’s support, knowing there was going to be another wave of attention coming.”
Watson added that she still speaks to both Radcliffe and Grint on a daily basis, which will no doubt excite many Harry Potter fans. Grint adores sending her images of his daughter, Wednesday, who was born in 2020, according to the actress. Watson also claimed that when one of them needs the emotional support or their “nerves” eased, she and Radcliffe tend to connect. She also stated that the stars were grateful for each other’s support, especially given the heightened interest in Harry Potter as a result of the reunion’s release, as none of the three actors like being in the spotlight.
Many fans are eager to hear Watson’s response, and it’s wonderful to know that the three Harry Potter co-stars still have such a great friendship. It will undoubtedly brighten hearts after two terribly painful years to know that these connections have persisted beyond the iconic series that so many people literally grew up with. If Watson and the reunion taught us anything, it’s that no matter how awful things appear to be, Harry Potter will always be there, waiting to welcome fans back to Hogwarts — and its stars certainly feel the same way.