Considering how successful she is now, and especially taking account for her leading role in Beauty and the Beast, it’s easy to forget that Emma Watson was an acting-novice when she first appeared as Hermione Granger in Harry Potter at the age of 9.
Last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live, they dug into the outtakes to share one of Watson’s most annoying acting quirks. For most of the first movie, she would unwittingly mouth the lines of Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint’s lines. Though it was for an adorable reason…
Watson commented on the quirk, saying:
“You laugh, this is actually quite traumatic for me because I created issues because of this,” she said. “Yes, I would ruin takes. [Director] Chris [Columbus] would be like, “Cut. Emma, you’re doing it again. You’re mouthing Dan’s lines,’ and I’d be like, ‘Ooo, I’m so sorry, so sorry. Oh, I feel so bad.’ But I couldn’t help myself.
“I was such a loser, I really loved those books, I really wanted to do my job well, and I kind of overdid it.”