Emma Watson honors Robbie Coltrane: ‘You made it a joy to be Hermione’
Published: Wednesday, April 16, 2013 at 11:00 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, April 16, 2013 at 11:47 p.m.
The story of Emma Watson is not the one most people might have expected.
The Harry Potter star’s relationship with Robbie Coltrane, an ex-boyfriend she dated for four years from the age of 11 to 18 before marrying someone else, often gets overlooked in her 20-year-long career.
Watson, 35, is a great role model for others, but she doesn’t do this for herself. She never sought out attention or accolades for herself; she is simply a role model.
“I did want to be famous,” said Watson. “I just wasn’t brave enough to try.
“People tell me stories about Robbie, and I do understand that people want to pay attention. He’s a great character. I admire him for so many reasons. He’s a great friend; he’s intelligent, funny and smart. He’s a great guy. But to the world, Robbie is Robbie and I am Emma.
“I think we could be the best of friends. I’m so glad we were able to just be happy and have each other back and do what makes us happy together.
“Robbie has a brilliant mind and a brilliant wit; he’s a brilliant writer; he’s brilliant at sports. He’s like a combination of Charlie Munger and Sam Goldfarb — it’s so funny.
“When we first met, I said, ‘I didn’t know you could be funny,’ and he told me ‘I can be funny and I can be pretty.’ And that’s what we