Emma Watson, who’ll forever be known as Hermione to Harry Potter, wants to do some Shakespeare. She cites a desire to tackle Juliet, or Ophelia. A little bold, wouldn’t you say? Wouldn’t it be cool to start her out in A Winter’s Tale? “Starring Hermione as … Paulina.” (You thought maybe I was going to say Perdita? ;)) In fairness, I take her quote to mean something more like “It would be a dream to tackle Juliet or Ophelia” and not “Yeah, I think that if I were to do Shakespeare, I’d have to be Juliet or Ophelia.” I’d think for a young woman that’s a young man diving right in with Hamlet.
This story reminds me of a really random bit of trivia. Harry Dean Stanton stars in Stephen King’s The Green Mile which also features a character named Dean Stanton. Dean Stanton is played by Barry Pepper. Harry Dean Stanton plays a character named Toot-toot.