It's birthday celebrations for Harry Potter's leading lady Emma Watson who turns 23 today! Miss Watson has come a long way since the bushy brown-haired Hermione Granger and we've seen her sport many different looks over the years. Today at the 2013 MTV Movie Awards she looked elegant and glamorous, as always, whilst snapping up the Trailblazer Award. To celebrate her 23rd birthday, we're taking a look through the archives of all Ms. Watson's beauty looks. Hip hip hooray!
Emma Watson is on the cover of US Glamour's October issue, and inside the pages of the glossy, she tackles topics including dating in the spotlight and her love for Girls creator Lena Dunham. Emma, now 22, is looking to move past the Harry Potter series she's best known for by adding more grown-up roles to her repertoire. Following a part in last year's critically acclaimed My Week With Marilyn, Emma will star in the upcoming The Perks of Being a Wallflower, which premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival later this week. Here are some highlights from Emma's interview in Glamour:
- On her love for Lena Dunham: "I am literally obsessed with Lena Dunham. She's, like, my favorite person in the world. I follow her on Twitter; I read her every day. And, yes, Girls is an example of something so refreshing because it feels real."
- On why short hair suits her: ". . .If I had it my way, I would have just kept it short forever. Of course, men like long hair. There's no two ways about it. The majority of the boys around me were like, 'Why did you do that? That's such an error.' And I was like, 'Well, honestly, I don't really care what you think!'"
- On The Perks of Being a Wallflower: "Making this movie was so pivotal for me because I realised I do really want to be an actress, which wasn't something I fully knew, since Harry Potter was such a singular experience. Obviously I'm nervous to see what other people think, but it kind of doesn't matter to me. It's so cheesy to say this, but it's the journey, not the end goal, that's important."
When it comes to gorgeous gowns, you can't beat the red carpet, and this year's star-studded events definitely left us swooning over starlets left and right. We've taken a wide-sweeping look at the best 50 frocks, but now let us edit it down to the final 15. From Mila Kunis's lovely lavender Elie Saab gown at the Oscars to Anne Hathaway's full-length shine at the Golden Globes, we fell head over heels for a bevy of fantastic frocks! To see all our top picks from the carpet rouge, watch our video now!
This one's for the ultimate Harry Potter fan! Even though this year marked the release of the final instalment of the film series with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II, Harry Potter mania isn't disappearing any time soon. Featuring everything from the complete box set of DVDs and the book series to tickets to see Harry Potter: The Exhibition at the Powerhouse Museum, we've got every fan covered for Christmas gifts this year. Click through to shop our favourite picks before they magically disappear!
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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II has been released on DVD and Blu-ray, which means fans can complete their Harry Potter collections and re-live the magic and action of the final film over and over again. Packed with lots of spellbinding extras, the DVD includes additional scenes and a tour of the studios where Harry Potter was shot, while the Blu-ray edition has fun film interaction features and behind-the-scenes movie magic.
To celebrate its release, we’re teaming up with Warner Bros. Home Entertainment to give away three exciting Harry Potter prize packs worth more than $140 each! Each pack includes a Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II Blu-ray combo pack (DVD, Blu-ray and digital copy in one), T-shirt, duffle bag, stickers, magnets and a keyring.
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James and Oliver Phelps, known for bringing twins Fred and George Weasley to the big screen in the Harry Potter films, are currently in Sydney for the launch of Harry Potter: The Exhibition at the Powerhouse Museum. Last week they attended the media preview and opening night gala, but their time Down Under isn’t completely filled with Harry Potter commitments. Tomorrow they’ll go skydiving for a great cause, to raise money for cancer research, and we found out it’s not the first time they’ve jumped out of a plane. We chatted to the brothers this morning to talk Harry Potter memories, Diving for Harry and their Sydney highlight so far.
What’s it like for you to see all the Harry Potter props away from the movie set?
James: It’s like a walk down memory lane, because you walk by and you see props and costumes that you forgot about, but then you remember all the fun times you had whilst you were filming scenes with them.
What’s your favourite thing to see in the exhibition?
James: I think it’s the Deathly Hallows, to be honest with you. It’s the first place in the world that they’ve been altogether as one. When we noticed that, that was really cool. Also because it’s not that they’re [presented] in a way that one thing is bigger than the other. If you aren’t paying attention you’d probably miss it.
Harry Potter: The Exhibition opens at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney on Saturday, and today media were invited to preview the exhibition. Special guests James and Oliver Phelps, who played Fred and George Weasley in the Harry Potter films, were on hand for the event, where they answered questions in front of the Gryffindor uniforms they wore and posed for photos inside a replica of Hagrid’s Hut. The actor brothers, who have gone back to their natural brown hair instead of the red they sported for the movies, said people who came to the Sydney exhibition would be in for a treat as it’s the first time the Deathly Hallows have been on display following the DVD and Blu-ray release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II (which you can win with extra merchandise in our competition). Earlier in the year, the Powerhouse Museum brought out Matthew Lewis for a smaller launch of the exhibition, which features props and costumes from the beloved film franchise.
Millions of Harry Potter fans flocked to the cinema in July to watch the final, emotional instalment of the film franchise, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II. And we’re guessing that lots of those fans will want to make sure they own Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II when it’s released on DVD on November 16. To get you excited, we’ve got an exclusive clip from the DVD in which Warwick Davis (the actor behind Professor Flitwick and Griphook) talks us through the film’s opening scene, where Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) and Griphook try to use each other to get what they want. The bottom line, according to Warwick? “You should never trust a goblin.” Watch below!
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II is released on DVD and Blu-ray on Nov. 16.
After waiting a decade, one of our favourite couples of the Harry Potter series, Ron and Hermione, finally kissed on the big screen in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2. But for the actors who played the well-loved characters, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson, it was a bit awkward to kiss after working together since they were kids. When the DVD for the final film is released later this year, there will be a featurette on the long-awaited lip-lock that gives a behind-the-scenes glimpse into Ron and Hermione's big moment. See Rupert and Emma film the kissing scene now!
2012 Spring London Fashion Week kicked off over the weekend and already we've seen an array of beauty trends on the runway but now we're turning our attention to the front row crew. With day three showing designer heavyweights Mulberry, Unique and Matthew Williamson, there was sure to be a celeb-studded f'row — we saw Kate Moss and Kristen Stewart (with her new extensions) at Mulberry, Harry Potter's Bonnie Wright at sass & bide and more! Check out the beauty-full ladies sitting front and centre and make sure you stay tuned for more London Fashion Week coverage!