Emma Watson has always seemed like such a stable young woman. Amidst starring in several films, she managed to earn a degree at Brown University. Best known for her role as Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter series of films, she graduated to different roles in films like The Perks of Being A Wallflower and Noah. Perhaps it’s all this consistency and hard work that makes what she did when receiving the British Artist of the Year Awards at the 2014 Britannia Awards just a little bit peculiar.
This all took place last week when Emma Watson stood at the podium, accepting her Britannia Award. And during that acceptance she dedicated said award to her dead hamster–Millie. She went on in her speech, explaining that during filming a Harry Potter film, she had an on-set hamster–namely Millie. And when Millie passed on into the great hamster hereafter, the crew even built a tiny coffin for her little furry friend.
“On the first Harry Potter film, my on-set hamster Millie had a heart attack and didn’t quite make it,” Watson said. “The set decorators built a small mahogany hamster-sized coffin and it had a velvet lining [and] a silver plaque on front which had Millie’s named engraved in it.
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“Rest in peace, Millie. This one’s for you,” she said while accepting her award.
Emma Watson was joined at the 2014 Britannia Awards by Hailee Steinfeld and Eddie Redmayne. Watson wore Balenciaga, accessorized by a Jennifer Fisher necklace, and Jennifer Meyer earrings and rings. She carried a bag by Rauwolf.
In addition to graduating from Brown and achieving accolades in the acting world, Emma Watson also serves as a U.N. Women Goodwill Ambassador. She is clearly intelligent, talented, and well-versed in many worldwide newsworthy situations.
Somewhere along the way Watson developed a passion for hamsters. And last week she honored one of them at a very prestigious awards ceremony.
Will fans soon see Emma Watson driving a Kia Soul and dancing with the hamsters in the popular ads–or is her allegiance solely to Millie instead?