'My way of pinching myself' Emma Watson admits to renting Harry Potter film on Netflix to watch herself in action



21:44 GMT, 19 July 2012

She's an actress who shot to fame at the tender age of nine when she was cast as Hermione Grainger in the film adaptations of JK Rowling's best-selling novels.

But it seems even the most famous celebrities need a reality check from time to time, reminding themselves of their road to fame and fortune.

Emma Watson confessed to her 3.3million Twitter followers that she had rented a Harry Potter film on streaming service Netflix.

Hermione and co

brightest witch of her generation: Emma Watson pictured alongside a
crop of Weasleys as Hermione Grainger in the third outing of the
Gryffindor gang, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

'Really bad': Watson confessed she wasn't very good as Twitter

'Really bad': Watson confessed she wasn't very good as Twitter

She wrote: 'I may have watched Harry Potter on Netflicks (sic) last night. May have…

'My way of pinching myself'

She then posted an apology for being 'really bad at Twitter'.

The eight Harry Potter films made 22-year-old Emma a whopping 10million – meaning she could easily retire and live off her teenage earnings if she fancied it.

She has also branched out into modelling and fashion design, collaborating on an fair trade clothing collection with People Tree.

All grown up: Emma was the MTV Movie Awards last year

All grown up: Emma was the MTV Movie Awards last year

But the star has remained grounded and
plans to return to the United States to complete her degree at Ivy
League Brown University in Rhode Island after a brief stint at Oxford

Last month, she revealed on her official website that her mum's advised her to keep her private life private.

a question posed by a fan, Emma wrote: 'My mum said to me very early on
in my career, “Never give anyone information that you aren’t
comfortable discussing at any time, anywhere and with anyone – once you
open the door on a subject it’s very difficult to close it.”

'That is very true and I am a very private person. It's not always easy to follow but I try to keep it in mind.'

didn't disclose if she chose the first film, Harry Potter and the
Philosopher's Stone for a glimpse of how it all began, or if she opted
for one of the later, darker films in the series.

Emma Watson Rihanna

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