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Neide   //   April 15, 2018   //   1 Comment   •  

Emma fans! Today is a very special and magical day… Why’s that? Because it’s Emma’s birthday! This absolutely talented and inspiring woman turns 28 years old today and we couldn’t be more happy to wish her a happy birthday! We hope she gets to spend it surrounded by the ones she loves the most. Happy birthday, Emma!


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Gabby   //   December 30, 2017   //   1 Comment   •  

Hello everyone! Another year has come to an end, and now it is time for us to go through the best parts of it together!

The year of 2017 marked the return of I Heart Watson in full force. After many ups and downs in the past 4 or 5 years, it has a brand new team and a new style to go with it. We’re nearing our 11th anniversary online, and we are so proud of the visitors we’ve acquired through the years.

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This was a big blockbuster year for Emma, by far the biggest since her Harry Potter days. The final trailer for the much anticipated Disney musical Beauty and the Beast, in which Emma played the fierce princess Belle, was released in late January (x), and the first (somewhat public) screening of the film took place in Paris, France, on the 19th of February (x). It premiered all over the world in March, to great reviews by many outlets. It was the #1 movie in the world, and it broke a few records: it has become the Highest Grossing Live Action Musical Ever (x), the Highest Grossing PG Film Ever in U.S. (x), and the Eighth film to top $500 million in the U.S.

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The film has made over 1,2 billion dollars worldwide (x). It won Movie Of The Year at the MTV Movie + TV Awards, which also awarded Emma with the Best Actor Award for the first time, after nominating her for 4 consecutive years. It was the first gender-neutral acting award at MTV (x) – as well as at any major award ceremony.

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The promotion for Beauty and the Beast was full-on, as was expected from a Disney blockbuster. Along with her castmate Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Josh Gad and more, Emma appeared in talk shows, covered some of the biggest magazines, and attended premieres around the world.

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Beauty and The Beast wasn’t the only movie we got to see Emma in these past months. The Circle had its theatrically release shortly after Beauty and The Beast, on April 26. Based on the Dave Eggers’ novel of the same name, The Circle tells the story of a woman (played by Emma) who after landing a dream job at a powerful tech company, uncovers an agenda that will affect lives of all of humanity. Starring alongside Tom Hanks and John Boyega, the movie didn’t have the feedback everyone hoped for – scoring an average rating of 4.3/10.

Once more, we got to see Emma out and about promoting The Circle. Not only she attended a livestream event hosted by Twitter HQ (x), but also premieres around the world and stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (x).

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At last, 2017 was also the year when we joined forces with Emma-Watson.net, the first and longest running fansite for Emma online. We used to visit it before we ran our own, and we continued to do so afterwards. We know both EW.net and IHW have marked her fans through the years, and we are proud to be helping one another. Make sure you join their forums, so we can all talk and stay sane through the thousand years we’ll have to endure without a new movie: The Emma-Watson.net Forum.

Thank you so much for the continued support of IHW! We hope 2018 brings you love, happiness and new achievements. We’ll see you then! ❤

Gabby   //   July 12, 2017   //   0 Comments   •  

Hello everyone! We are partnering up with Emma-Watson.Net in order to offer you a more comprehensive fansite experience! Seeing as we have never had a space in which you can socialize with fellow fans, we have decided to join the discussion boards of the longest running Emma Watson fansite online, and you can find us at forum.emma-watson.net. That’s a great place to talk about Emma’s films and side projects, and it currently has more than 2,400 members!

Gabby   //   June 26, 2017   //   0 Comments   •  

Today we are celebrating the 20th anniversary of the release of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, the very first Harry Potter book written by J.K. Rowling. Although the first film would only come out a few years later, we feel like this date is more than worthy of a celebratory post, seeing as that book changed so many of our lives forever. Through magic and wonder, these books exemplified in the best possible way how love, courage and friendship are the most valuable possessions a person can ever have on their journey. We are thankful for the excitement, the laughter and the tears they have provided us, and for all the people we’ve met through this story. Thank you, @jkrowling, for giving us Hermione Granger, the brightest witch of her age. A character that has inspired an entire generation of women to be knowledgeable, loyal and fierce. Congratulations on the 20 years inspiring young wizards and witches around the world to be better people, to treat each other with compassion and kindness, and for teaching us all that sometimes all it takes to change a life is a book.

After all this time? Always.

Neide   //   April 27, 2017   //   0 Comments   •  

Life imitated art when The Circle star Emma Watson walked the red carpet at the movie’s Tribeca Film Festival premiere facing the glowing lights of smartphone cameras. In James Ponsoldt’s new drama, adapted from the 2013 novel by Dave Eggers, the Beauty and the Beast star plays Mae Holland, an employee at the titular tech-world behemoth who agrees to live her entire life on camera — a status her corporate overseers, including Circle co-founder Eamon Bailey (Tom Hanks), label as going “transparent.” It’s a decision that carries a heavy personal cost, including the loss of friends and family as well as her own privacy.

One could say that Watson has been living a transparent life — albeit with less tragic consequences — since age 10, when she embarked on a decade-long odyssey playing Hermione Granger in the eight-film Harry Potter franchise. Speaking at a post-screening Q&A for The Circle, the now-27 year old actress remarked on the connection between the film and her real life. “It was a very vulnerable experience for me, this movie. It went to the bone of an experience where you have to look out from a stage, and there are things going on behind the scenes that nobody knows about. You just have to turn on and be this thing. Getting to play Mae and put that [experience] onscreen was very hard for me, and I’m so grateful to James for giving me to opportunity to live that.”

Watson went on to add that she’s become more “mindful” of her online presence — which includes a Twitter account with nearly 25 million followers, and an Instagram that reaches 33.1 million people —since making The Circle, which opens in theaters on April 28. Further encouraging her to take a step back is the recent decision by Congress to roll back Internet privacy regulations put in place by the previous administration. “All I can say is, there’s no right answer,” she remarked. “Trust me — I have grilled Dave Eggers! For me, it’s about taking back the information that belongs to us and to me. I didn’t think about most of this stuff before I read Dave’s book.”

While the Circle isn’t a real Silicon Valley conglomerate, Ponsoldt told the audience that the production team spent time at some actual tech companies for background research. “We visited a bunch of campuses to get sense of portraying this world and recognizing what’s positive [about it]. We all know the products, obviously, but wanted to spend time with the people there.” And, much like his star, the director of such acclaimed dramas as The Spectacular Now and The End of the Tour, has been thinking a lot about his digital life in the wake of researching and making The Circle. “When I read it, my wife was pregnant with our first child, and we began to talk about the freedoms our children would have and how intentionally we’d be documenting their childhood — or not.” Good thing that Ponsoldt knows an actress who can provide him with plenty of advice about the benefits and risks of growing up on camera.

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Neide   //   April 15, 2017   //   0 Comments   •  

Emma fans! Today is a very special and magical day… Why’s that? Because it’s Emma’s birthday! Our talented, inspirational and smartest witch on earth turns 27 today and we couldn’t be more happy to wish her a happy birthday! We hope she gets to spend it surrounded by people that she loves and loves her back, and wish this new year of her life is full of love and more success!

 
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