'Harry Potter': Watch Emma Watson age before your very eyes!

Harry-Potter-Morph_hermioneHow did Emma Watson land the coveted role of Hermione Granger? “Well, it’s a bit of a random story,” she told EW in Dec. 2001, after Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone had become a bone fide blockbuster. “Some people came round to my school in Oxfordshire and said, ‘Do you have anyone who would like to audition?’ So I had an audition at my school. I think I ended up doing, like, definitely over five auditions. My dad told me, ‘You know, you do realize there are going to be, like, a thousand girls auditioning.’ And I was kind of like, ‘Oh, OK…I’ll, um, keep that in mind.’ I tried to enjoy it instead of desperately trying for it.”

Part of the genuine thrill of the Potter films have been watching its three stars grow up before us on the big screen, in real time. But it’s easy to forget just how young they really were when they first started out. So we used some fancy computer age wizardry to, well, transmaturate Miss Watson from when she was a wee 11 years old to her current age of 20 in the final film(s) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Hold on to your caps — this is kinda wild: 

To read more about Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, including what happened on the final day of shooting that made them all cry, the story behind an intense kiss between two of them, and details about what happens in Part 1, pick up the new copy of Entertainment Weekly, on stands now. And you can click here to see a morphing video of Harry, and then check out Ron’s transformation.

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  • Christian

    And there’s a bunch of dirty men who are growing before their eyes right now

    • Tye-Grr



        I keep trying this sight but I can’t figure out the address. Please be more carefull when entering these wonderfull posts.

    • LOL

      Today’s Emma is on fire!

    • Patronus

      Am I the only one asking why the pictures are only from the neck up?

    • harry

      ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!

    • JP


    • Hermione Rocks!

      LMFAO! That morph was so cool and yet weird at the same time. She never had an awkward phase.

    • Dman

      Nicely done.

    • Pedo Bear

      Too Old. Do not want.

      • Christian


      • Rhys

        Yeah, the pic on the left is way hotter.

      • lise


  • gah

    its crazy how her awkward stage was not awkward at all.

  • Lemon

    That girl is the queen of the knowing smirk. I’m jealous.

    • chris

      We all want that knowing smirk!

  • Janizzle

    Why did that remind me of the opening credits for Roseanne? LOL!

    • Hermione Rocks!

      It was totally like Rosanne!

    • tJhooKer

      just became a pedophile

  • paula

    can we watch Rupert Grint please???

    • mary q contrary

      ew, why?

      • Michele

        because some of us adore Rupert/Ron.

      • Jason

        Ginger hater.

      • Hermione Rocks!

        Because Rupert is hot!

  • Sherpa

    I don’t know how they cope with this kind of scrutiny. How anyone copes with this scrutiny, no matter how “benign”.

  • LILI


    • shannen

      true dat girl or boy because she is pretty and plus she’s young for her age to be playing in movies and being in films with harry potter also so thats good for her

  • jessi

    aww she looks pretty in all stages!!! But the best one for me is Prisoner of Azkaban and now im loving her in deathly hallows!!!

    • Tye-Grr

      I agree. Her transformation from ‘Chamber of Secrets’ to ‘Prisoner of Azkaban’ was almost like literally watching her grow up. She’s a lovely and talented young woman, and I hope she doesn’t give up acting entirely. I look forward to seeing her next year in both ‘Deathly Hallows Part II’ and the Marilyn Monroe movie starring Michelle Williams.

  • Bill

    She’s a lovely young woman. One of those photos reminded me of Kate Winslet in Titanic. Hopefully Emma goes on to similar success in whatever field she chooses.

  • Sarah

    I’m not a fan of Harry Potter but just had to comment of how lovely, talented and down-to-earth Emma seems. Best of luck to her post-Harry Potter.

  • k

    gee, she’s pretty

  • Dan Connolly

    I’ve always had a crush on her.

  • Peggy

    What a treat to see her grow up.

  • Harry

    Great idea but you should fix the spelling of “Sorcerer’s” and “Deathly” on the respective title cards.

  • Jack

    The first movie (Sorcerer’s Stone) came out about the same time as the 4th book (Goblet). I had just read the scene where Hermione enters the Yule Ball (and Ron and Harry realize that their “buddy” is, in fact, a girl!) and turns heads when I saw Sorcerer’s and all I could think was – “When they get around to the 4th film, this little girl is going to be gorgeous – perfect for the Ball scene – what GREAT casting. Wouldn’t you all agree??

    • chris

      PERFECT casting if you ask me. Even the lesser characters are on-spot. It was a wise choice to make the films all-Brit.

    • Peter

      No. For that very reason. She wasn’t homely and awkward enough early on. Wonderul actress, and she owns the movie version of Hermione, but perfect casting? No.

      • shannen

        yeah she probably do if she’s in these big movies and playing all kinds of parts in the movie so she can still the spot light

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