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How Emma Watson Made $14 Million In One Year

She landed a spot on Forbes' highest-paid actresses list in 2017.
by Ysa Singson
August 24, 2017
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You know how so many child stars desperately want to forget the roles that made them famous? And we kinda get it: It's hard to take on new roles if you've been pigeonholed. But Emma Watson doesn't feel that way about Hermione Granger.  

Emma told Metro, "The last day that we finished on [the] set [of Beauty and the Beast] was actually the anniversary of the day that I was cast as Hermione. I felt this strange sense of completion and that I'd come full circle."

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According to senior media analyst Paul Dergarabedian, "Every kid who grew up on Harry Potter felt instantly comfortable seeing Emma Watson on screen; even if she wasn't Hermione Granger, she was Belle. [Disney] could have plugged in any actor into that role but it wouldn't have had that magic."

Globally, Beauty and the Beast made $1.26 billion, making it the top-grossing movie of 2017 (so far). 

Though she was only paid $3 million upfront for her portrayal of Belle, Forbes reports that between June 2016 and June 2017, Emma earned $14 million pretax. It's important to note that she also made money from her movie The Circle, so the $14 million isn't just from BATB. 

Sources: Forbes, Metro

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