Emma Watson’s pic for Rowling birthday

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NEW YORK: Emma Watson has shared throwback photo of herself with J.K. Rowling for the Harry Potter author’s 54th birthday. The 28-year-old actress posted the snap on Twitter of herself dressed as Wonder Woman alongside her Harry Potter co-star Evanna Lynch, who played Luna Love good in the film series, and Rowling herself. Rowling wears a black halter neck dress and make-up that included a fake horn above her left eye.

Happy Birthday!!!! Extra points to @Evy_Lynch for being the most perfect cat. The sweet photo comes 20 years after Watson first met Rowling at her screen test for the role of Hermione Granger at the age of nine. After support from the author of the beloved books, Emma was cast as Harry’s friend and Hogwarts classmate Hermione, with Daniel Radcliffe scoring the lead role and Rupert Grint completing the trio as Ron Weasely.

The lead cast worked on eight Harry Potter movies together from 2001 to 2011. Rowling has gone on to write five more novels for adult readers and worked as a producer for the two part adaptation of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. She has also scripted the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them films. Since then Watson, who is also a UN Women Goodwill ambassador, has combined her acting with studying and activism. The 29-year-old is set to star in Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women next alongside Meryl Streep and Timothée Chalamet later this year.

 

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