Like her most famous character, Hermione Granger, Emma Watson has a whole host of interests. Though she’s best known as an actor, she’s also an activist. Watson has modeling experience and has taken pole dancing lessons. She is an avid reader and has a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Brown University. The Harry Potter alum also loves to cook.
Emma Watson admits that she wants to attend culinary school
Fans of Watson might assume that she’s extremely technical and meticulous in the kitchen. However, The Bling Ring star has a more spontaneous approach to all things culinary. For Watson, cooking is a more intuitive endeavor. However, the Harry Potter alum has confessed that she’d love to get some formal training to enhance her skill set. In an interview with Marie Claire, she admitted that going to culinary school was on her personal bucket list.
“Going to Le Cordon Bleu for a year would be super bada**,” Watson revealed. “I don’t like using recipes — I like to cook things I just know how to cook. I figure if I went and really learned, I would be the kind of person who could open the fridge and be like, “I know what I will make with this one piece of celery and this random piece of butter and this pasta.”
The movie star threw a farewell dinner party for the ‘Harry Potter’ cast
Watson may not be technically trained as of yet. However, that hasn’t stopped her from trying to improve her culinary skills. She enjoys cooking and baking for friends and family and has thrown quite a few dinner parties. She even threw a dinner party in her England home for her fellow Harry Potter castmates. The dinner party took place during the very last week of filming for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2.
The dinner party served a sort of farewell for the Harry Potter cast and crew. Watson wanted to commemorate the decade they’d spent making the wildly popular movies. In addition to great food, there was also great conversation. In an interview with PEOPLE, James Phelps (who portrayed Fred Weasley in the movies) teased fans with the titillating conversations that dominated the dinner party.
“The last week of filming Emma had a dinner at her place, and we spoke about the best moments of filming, our secret crushes on set – all kinds of random questions,” Phelps shared about Watson’s dinner party. “But all the answers to these questions will stay in that room!”
Watson’s first dinner party attempt was a disaster
Harry Potter fans may never know the details of Watson’s star-studded dinner party. However, they can be pretty sure that it was more successful than Watson’s very first dinner party. In a conversation with Interview Magazine, the Noah actor admitted that her first attempt at a dinner party was a nightmarish experience. According to Watson, she grossly underestimated how much time was needed and ended up extremely stressed out.
“Well, it was a disaster,” Watson recalled of her first dinner party. “Not because I’m a terrible cook, but because the time limit was too short. I was only able to make half the pie—a cottage pie, which is this very British beef mince meal—so I had to abandon it.” It seems that Watson got the hang of throwing dinner parties by the time she threw one for the Harry Potter cast. We’re sure Potterheads would’ve loved to see a menu from the event.