Emma Watson Needed to Contact Lifeless Hamster


  • Emma Watson stated that she wished to the touch her lifeless hamster after it died on the Harry Potter set. 
  • The movie’s set designers made it a customized coffin with velvet lining and a reputation engraving. 
  • Watson and her co-stars reminisced about rising up on set in the course of the movies’ anniversary particular.

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Emma Watson stated that after her pet hamster, Millie, died on the “Harry Potter” set, she was “beside” herself and wished to proceed touching its lifeless physique. 

Reminiscing with fellow castmates Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint within the Gryffindor frequent room set in the course of the “Harry Potter” twentieth anniversary particular, “Return to Hogwarts,” Watson introduced up the topic of her childhood hamster, who died whereas the trio was filming “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.”  Watson was 11 years previous on the time of the movie’s launch.

“I used to be beside myself,” Watson stated. “I stored wanting to select up lifeless Millie, and like, stroke and contact lifeless Millie.”

Watson stated that when the hamster died, the movie’s set designers made her a customized coffin lined with velvet and engraved with Millie’s identify. “And he was like, ‘Emma, Millie’s bought to remain within the coffin now,'” the actress recalled.

Grint stated that he thought the solid had a service for the hamster, and “stated a number of phrases.”

“I’ve forgotten a lot of this,” Radcliffe, who recalled being “vaguely jealous” of Watson’s on-set hamster, stated. 

rupert grint, emma, watson, and daniel radcliffe sitting together in the gryffindor common room set during the harry potter 20th anniversary special

Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, and Daniel Radcliffe reminisced about rising up collectively on the “Harry Potter” set.


Watson has beforehand spoken about her hamster, even dedicating her British Artist of the 12 months award on the 2014 Britannia Awards to Millie, Self-importance Honest reported. She introduced up the anecdote as a way of demonstrating how she had grown up within the British movie trade, and the way it was “a surrogate household,” per Self-importance Honest. 

Watson, Grint, and Radcliffe reminisced within the particular about rising up collectively on the “Harry Potter” set, with Watson saying that they knew how one can “maintain one another” whereas filming. 

“We had been every very robust for one another,” she stated. 

“Harry Potter twentieth Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts” is out there to stream on HBO Max now.


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