While attending the Glastonbury Music Festival, Watson steps out with new beau George Craig, frontman for British indie rock band One Night Only. "We've been friends since [the Burberry] shoot," she says of meeting Craig on the set of their fashion campaign. "I'm a big fan. I thought everything he did was amazing." But only a few months later, the couple calls it quits.
After filming wraps on Harry Potter's final installment, Watson chops off her long locks and opts for a short, cropped do. "I've wanted to do this since I was about 16, so as soon as I had the chance I was like, 'Right. This is it,'" she tells EW. "It was the most liberating thing!"
As the first in the final two installments of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows hits theaters, Watson dishes on carrying the franchise with costars Radcliffe and Grint. "It's really fun that it's about the three of us," she tells MTV. "It's kind of like a road movie – without the car. The story started with us, and I think it's right that it should end with us." The film rakes in $125.1 million over opening weekend, setting a franchise record.
After ruling the box office for over a decade, Watson and her fellow Hogwarts pals wrap up the franchise's final installment: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2. The last film – which nabs the best opening weekend ever, collecting $168.6 million – also marks a change in Watson's personal life as the 21-year-old takes a hiatus from Brown to study abroad at Oxford.
With the world of Harry Potter behind her, Watson moves on romantically with Johnny Simmons, 24, whom she met while filming The Perks of Being a Wallflower. The pair, who are first photographed hiking together earlier in the summer, enjoy a romantic trip to Paris and later indulge in a little PDA Stateside in New York.
Watson is photographed kissing Will Adamowicz, a fellow classmate at Oxford University, during the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Calif. Though the Harry Potter star remains mum on her new romance, she has no qualms about making her feelings known. "If I want to see someone, I want to see them, and if I don't, then I don't," she told Seventeen magazine. "I'll pretty much say to a guy, 'I like you – let's go hang out." The couple calls it quits a year later.
Watson stars as a thieving teenager in Sofia Coppola's The Bling Ring, about a series of Hollywood burglaries conducted by a group of L.A. teens. "This really isn't a heist movie," she says. "It was how about these kids wanted to pretend for just two hours or so that they were actually Paris Hilton and living that life."
Shortly after Watson's rep confirms her split with Adamowicz, the actress is spotted getting cozy with Oxford rugby player Matt Janney during a Caribbean vacation. "They didn't have a care in the world," a source tells Britain's Mirror of the trip, during which Janney "was very protective of Emma." The former Harry Potter star also earns the approval of Janney's family.
Five years after beginning her studies at Brown University, Watson graduates with a bachelor's degree in English literature from the Rhode Island Ivy. During her time as a student, Watson pulled double-duty and continued her film career with The Perks of Being
a Wallflower, This Is the End and Noah. Hermione Granger would be proud!
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