Today, Watson looks back on her appearance in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone with amusement: "It's like baby photos...I look like a chipmunk."
Emma Watson doesn't balk at having spent ten years made up as the freckled and frumpy Hermione Granger. "I really use the discomfort, the itchiness, the backcombed hair to get into character," she has said. Even when it comes to her glamour momentsthe 22-year-old has become a front row regular at Chanel and is the face of Lancomeshe is strictly pragmatic. "I guess it's helpful for me to be seen away from Harry Potter," Watson has said. "You know: 'she can look different, she is older, she could be cast in other roles.'" With more movies on the way, we are guaranteed to see more of this reluctant English rose on the red carpet. And, lucky for Watson, there will be no extra freckles necessary.