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Ten points to Gryffindor! Actress Emma Watson reinforced a fan’s diligent studying when she popped into a FaceTime chat with the fan’s mom.
Therese Kiara had skipped out on a trip into New York City with her mom to stay home and study for a big biology exam. But when Kiara’s mom ran into the Harry Potter star, she knew just the way to give her daughter a little extra motivation.
I was just studying for my Bio exam when my Mom called to show Emma Watson standing behind her, then she approached and…
Hermione Granger was a straight-A student at Hogwarts (10 Outstanding OWLs!), but that character wasn’t too much of a stretch for Watson, who graduated from the Brown University with a degree in English literature in 2014. Most recently, she tapped that literature-loving inspiration again for her role as Belle in Beauty and the Beast.
Though the A-list celebrity has a strict rule about not taking photos with fans for security concerns, it seems she was willing to let her guard down a little to brighten the day of a fellow bookworm.
H/T Hello Giggles
Monica Riese now serves as the Daily Dot’s director of production, having previously been the publication’s entertainment editor and assistant managing editor. She is based in Austin, Texas, and formerly contributed to the Austin Chronicle, where her breaking news work was recognized by the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies.