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Young actress is rich, sick about it

Posted by: James Lileks under Hollywood Updated: November 3, 2010 - 11:01 AM


A conversation in England a while ago:

 “Just saw our daughter run down the hall crying and slam her door. What did you say to her?”

“Oh, we had the money talk.”

 “You didn’t.

 “Afraid so, luv. She didn’t take it well.”

"Harry Potter" actress Emma Watson said that for years she had no idea how much money she was earning from her role as Hermione Granger in the hit movie franchise, and that she felt sick when she finally realized. Watson, 20, told the British edition of Vogue magazine's December issue that she was 17 or 18 years old when she had a "money conversation" with her father.

"By the third or fourth film, the money was starting to get ... serious. I had no idea. I felt sick, very emotional. It was a real shock," the actress told Vogue in the interview.

 Until then, she had been living on an allowance of about 50 pounds ($80) a week. She took a money management course and she now has an estimated fortune of about 20 million pounds.

Read that last sentence again.

Gosh, I’d like to take that course.


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