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Emma Watson wore fake teeth in 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone'

Ellie Walker-Arnott
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Ellie Walker-Arnott

Ah, the life of a Hollywood actress. It's not always as glamorous as you might expect. That's something Emma Watson found out on the very first day of her very first acting job.

Fans of JK Rowling's magical world might be surprised to learn that Watson, who played book smart Hermione Granger in the film franchise, was actually wearing fake teeth for one of her scenes in 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone'. 

It's one of the last interactions in the film, but was actually the first Watson and her costars Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint recorded. 

'The thing we shot on the first day of "Sorcerer's Stone" was the final train sequence where Harry looks at Hogwarts and Emma, Dan, and Rupert are huddled outside of the train,' revealed Chris Columbus, who directed the first two Harry Potter movies.

'It was a big thing in the books about [Hermione’s] teeth. She sort of had an overbite, so [Emma’s] wearing fake teeth in that scene.'

The intention was for her to wear the teeth for the whole movie, but Watson soon ditched the oversized gnashers. 'I realised that she’s never going to be able to perform with these huge fake teeth in her mouth for the rest of the movie,' Columbus told Entertainment Weekly, adding: 'If you look closely, you can see some fake teeth' in that one scene. 

Can you spot 'em? 

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