Actress Emma Watson attends the Oscars held at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, California.
Video of Emma Watson landing at LAX airport.
ABC announced Monday morning that Harry Potter actress Emma Watson will be among the presenters at the 86th annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles this coming Sunday. The Oscars will take place March 2, 2014 at 8:30pm EST.
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The roster includes representatives of Hollywood from the 1950s and 1960s (Kim Novak, Sidney Poitier) through performers who appeared on the map in the past few years (Michael B. Jordan, Jason Sudeikis) and previous Oscar winners (Penelope Cruz, Robert De Niro, Whoopi Goldberg, Charlize Theron).
The presenters announced Monday: Amy Adams, Kristen Bell, Jessica Biel, Jim Carrey, Glenn Close, Bradley Cooper, Penélope Cruz, Benedict Cumberbatch, Viola Davis, Robert De Niro, Zac Efron, Sally Field, Harrison Ford, Jamie Foxx, Andrew Garfield, Jennifer Garner, Whoopi Goldberg, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Anne Hathaway, Goldie Hawn, Chris Hemsworth, Kate Hudson, Samuel L. Jackson, Angelina Jolie, Michael B. Jordan, Anna Kendrick, Matthew McConaughey, Ewan McGregor, Bill Murray, Kim Novak, Tyler Perry, Brad Pitt, Sidney Poitier, Gabourey Sidibe, Will Smith, Kevin Spacey, Jason Sudeikis, Channing Tatum, Charlize Theron, John Travolta, Kerry Washington, Emma Watson and Naomi Watts.
Emma Watson will be presenting at the Oscars ceremony.
It’ll take place on March, 2, in Beverly Hills, CA.
Sunday/Mon at 5pm PST/8pm ET for the red carpet and event.
Emma Watson and boyfriend Matt Janney arrive at Twickenham Stadium in London on February 22, 2014
Emma Watson and her boyfriend, Matt, at Twickenham Stadium for the Six Nations Rugby game England/Ireland, yesterday (Feb, 22)
Also, her mom was there too.
Jo Rowling wrote Harry Potter, the best-selling book series in history, yet she still manages to be funny, kind, warm and real. She spends masses of her time supporting charities such as Comic Relief, Multiple Sclerosis Research through the Anne Rowling Regenerative Neurology Clinic and her own children’s charity Lumos… More recently she wrote novels The Casual Vacancy and The Cuckoo’s Calling (a crime novel under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith).
I wanted to ask you about the script that you are writing for Warner Bros. for Fantastic Beasts…
Warner Bros. came to me ages ago and said they wanted to do something with Fantastic Beasts. I could see the potential in it. I knew something about Newt [Scamander, the fictional author of Fantastic Beasts] having written a little something for Comic Relief. I had imagined a little bit of back story for him…
So when Warner Bros. came to me and said they wanted to make a film out of the book I had this simultaneous feeling of “it has a lot of potential,” and another feeling of slight panic that “I know some things about Newt and I don’t want you to ruin that for me!” because I knew who he was. So then I went away and sort of dwelt on what I knew about Newt, not intending to write a script but just trying to collect my thoughts so that I could at least give them the backstory I’d imagined, so that their vision was true to what I knew.
Then I really did have one of those moments that always make you phenomenally excited as a writer; but also that you know is going to end up being a ton of work. I thought, “Oh my God, a whole plot’s just descended on me!” But I wanted to do it as I was really excited about it. I wasn’t really thinking about writing the script myself, I thought, you know, I’ll give them this plot and then – fatally – I sat down and thought “I just wonder what it would look like…” and wrote a rough draft in twelve days!
It wasn’t a great draft but it did show the shape of how it might look. So that is how it all started.
Wow, Warner Bros. must have been so excited.
I think they were kind of stunned. I didn’t tell them I had written it in twelve days. I’ve never written a script. It truly wasn’t that I thought I’d be good at it, I just wanted to get the outline of the story down, and that’s obviously given me a lot to work with going forward.
Do you ever worry when you have a great idea, when a piece of inspiration strikes you, that you won’t ever get it down quickly enough?