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Many of us who grew up with the entire Harry Potter franchise remember waiting in those incredibly long queues for the latest book to be released, eagerly sprinted to the cinema for the flicks and desperately trying to dodge spoilers about character plots.

We also know that once it gets rebooted, we're officially OLD. Daniel Radcliffe will always be our Harry, Emma Watson our Hermione, and Rupert Grint our ginger nut Ron. 

The actor who played the title role has now confirmed his thoughts that the hugely popular franchise will be rebooted, and we're totally in denial. Please don't do this to us.

Radcliffe spoke to IGN about playing the boy wizard in the formative film series, sharing his affirmation that "some other version" of the movies will be created in the future.

"I’m sure there will be some other version of it. I know I’m not the last Harry Potter I’m gonna see in my lifetime – we’ve already got a few more in stage play Cursed Child."

The Fantastic Beasts franchise has kept the wizarding world alive (and is allegedly getting five films), as well as Pottermore and Harry Potter World. Radcliffe didn't rule out the possibility of a Harry Potter TV spin-off.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The actor recently revealed that the spin-off would be intriguing especially if it featured the Marauders- the name given to the group of friends featuring Harry's papa James Potter, Remus Lupin, Peter Pettigrew and Sirius Black.

The Marauders gang aren't alive before the final book or movie, the movie would presumably be a prequel. "I feel like there are other stories from that world that you could absolutely turn into a TV series, 100 percent," Daniel told TV Guide.

"A series with the older generation Marauders, that could be very cool." Amen, Daniel, Amen.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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“To a certain extent with things like the play and Fantastic Beasts, I think people are still interested in talking to me about it, but nothing’s been happening in that area,” he told E! News in May of last year.

“At the moment, I’m very much enjoying playing lots of different stuff.” In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter he wouldn’t mind reprising his role.

“I’m never going to close that door, but I think I’ll be happy enough and secure enough to let someone else play it,” he said at the time.

Radcliffe's latest role sees him take on the part of a low-level angel in Miracle Workers who must convince God to let humans survive. 

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Irish actress Evanna Lynch, known for playing Luna Lovegood in the Harry Potter franchise, lost out in the US Dancing With The Stars final despite receiving a perfect score last night.

Despite missing out on the glitterball trophy, the 7-year-old actress received numerous special good luck messages from her former co-stars.

"Evanna, you are in the final! Can we just say this again? You are in the final. I am so proud of you. We love you. We are rooting for you. Kill it tonight, girl," Emma Watson shared in a video wishing her luck.

Tom Felton, who played Draco Malfoy, joked about their differing Hogwarts houses: "Despite all of our differences at Hogwarts, I want to wish you all the very best tonight!"

Emma Watson, Tom Felton, Bonnie Wright, James Phelps, Katie Leung, and Neville Longbottom himself Matthew Lewis all shared good luck messages to Evanna as she headed into the finals of the popular US dance show.

J.K. Rowling also cheered on the actress: “Best of luck, Evanna. Hope you win!” Rowling had been a huge support to Lynch during her adolescence.

Radio personality Bobby Bones was eventually crowned winner, each of the four contestants were tasked with performing two dances: Firstly their most memorable from the season, and then a freestyle performance.

Judge Bruno Tonioli  gave Evanna's dance with partner Keo Motsepe high praise, saying; "It was bright, it was colourful, it was quirky."

The duo received a 30 out of 30 for the dance, but unfortunately it wasn't enough to get Evanna the crown.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Could she not have just used her wand and chanted "Accio trophy" though? 

Evanna had been the favourite to take the trophy, but either way, she did the Irish (and Gryffindor) proud on the stage.

Mischief managed, we say.

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Today marks the International Day of the Girl, a day which promotes girl's empowerment and fulfilment of their hopes and dreams despite their circumstances. 

Emma Watson, who is renowned for lending her voice to the feminist movement, took to Instagram to encourage young women to pursue their goals. 

Sharing a throwback photos of her younger self on a red carpet from her Harry Potter filming days, Emma said: 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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'Today is International Day of the Girl and I want to celebrate by letting all the girls here know that I am truly and totally in awe of all the ideas, efforts and talents you’re using to organise together and transform our world!'

'I’m so inspired by you all,' she wrote. 

She went on to encourage her young fans to research an organisation called the FRIDA Fund, a project which is committed to embodying young feminist voices. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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'I encourage you to check out @FRIDAfund – the only youth led fund focused on supporting the organising of young feminist activists all over the world because your work is critical to expanding, rejuvenating and sustaining social justice movements, now and in the future,' she finished. 

UN Women, who champion the day, encourage people to joining 'UN Women as we stand with girls everywhere as they inspire, innovate and take charge of their own future.'

'The 1.1 billion girls of today’s world are challenging the status quo. They’re redefining girlhood, and they’re doing so against the odds. Across the world, girls face adversities that hinder their education, training and entry into the workforce,' they say in their mission statement.

'They have less access to information, communication technology and resources, such as the internet where the global gender gap is growing. A quarter of young people, most of them girls, are neither employed nor getting an education or training.'

'This year alone, 12 million girls under 18 will be married, and 21 million girls aged 15 to 19 years will become pregnant in developing regions. And yet, they persist, they succeed.'

'They are innovating technology to solve global challenges, they are standing up for the environment, they are raising their voices against violence and they are preparing to run for office.' 

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It’s been too long since we waved goodbye to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. There’s a Hogwarts shaped hole in our hearts and re-watching the movies a dozen times just doesn’t seem to mend it.

So, we were only delighted when two of our fave Harry Potter stars reunited this week.

Tom Felton took to Instagram to share the photo fans have been longing for since the final Harry Potter movie aired seven years ago.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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He posted a black and white snap of himself and his on-screen enemy Daniel Radcliffe.

The pair grinned for the reunion snap which was taken backstage at Daniel’s Broadway show The Lifespan of Fact.

Tom encouraged fans to go see Daniel’s new play: “Go see it. He’s fantastic as per @lifespanofafact.”

The actors have certinly grown since the days of Hogwarts,the golden snitch and Dementors.

They looked as happy as ever as they posed side by side;a far cry from the iconic characters they played since 2001.

Harry Potter fans couldn’t help but fangirl over the iconic duo’s reunion: “I’m so happy to see them together laughing.”

“Malfoy and Potter… Miss you guys,” another said.

“This is legendary."

One commented: “I’m shook,” – and same tbh.

The reunion has made us feel super nostalgic. We refuse to believe 17 years have gone by since Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone first premiered.

If anyone needs us we’ll be binge-watching all seven movies this week, even if it will take us 20 hours.

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Back in 1818, Mary Shelley published Frankenstein anonymously. Female authors weren’t respected 200 years ago, but today they are amongst some of the most successful writers that grace the shelves of bookshops around the world.

Women like J.K Rowling, Emily Bronte, Sylvia Plath, Maya Angelou and Margaret Atwood will forever be remembered for their wonderful words. They are historical icons in the literary world and have paved the way for many female authors.

There was a point in history when women’s voices were silenced, but we are now louder than ever.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Scarlet Curtis has perfectly captured the strength of women today with her book Feminists Don’t Wear Pink (And Other Lies.)

The Pink Protest co-founder hopes to bridge the gap between the feminist hashtags and scholarly texts in this honest and raw collection of women’s stories.

She enlisted the help of some of the most empowering contributors including Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Jameela Jamil, Chimwemwe Chiweza, Dolly Alderton, Adwoa Aboah and Beanie Feldstein.

Feminists Don’t Wear Pink (And Other Lies) isn’t about learning how to be a ‘perfect’ feminist. It’s about reading the stories of our fellow sisters.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The stories shared in this gripping collection of essays are as diverse as the list of contributors.

“This is not a guide on how to be the perfect feminist, nor is it a full or adequate interpretation of one of the most complex movements in global history. This book is a collection of women’s stories,” author Scarlet Curtis commented.

Royalties of each copy sold will go to Girl Up, an initiative hosted by the United Nations Foundation.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Feminists Don’t Wear Pink (And Other Lies) will be published by Penguin Random House on October 4, 2018.

Be sure to pick up a copy of this collection of essays by our fearless fellow feminists.

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One of our favourite films of all time is being remade, and the cast could not be more perfect!

We all watched the 1994 version of Little Women, starring Winona Ryder, Christian Bale, Susan Sarandon and Kirsten Dunst. It was one of those films we watched to get out of reading the book for school, but we ended up actually loving it.

Winona stole our hearts as the spirited Jo, who strained for independence and leaned on her sisters when life got tough. The movie adaptation was a heartwarming tale of sisterhood, romance, war, identity, and family.

Then last year, BBC’s mini-series took a new perspective on Louisa May Alcott’s classic. Each actor adhered to the book’s interpretation of them: Maya Hawke, playing Jo, strived to illuminate her character’s imperfections, Willa Fitzgerald showed Meg’s journey was one of self acceptance, and Annes Elwy embodied Beth’s social anxiety in a real and moving depiction.

Now, rumours of a modern interpretation of Little Women are spreading, and the word is that it will begin filming next month, according to Variety.

Allegedly, Emma Watson has been approached by Sony for a role, and although it is unknown which March sister she will play, her shorter hair and fiery Hermione attitude suggest she would be the perfect Jo. However, her poised and determined role of Belle as a romantic could suggest she would make an excellent Meg.

The Harry Potter star is said to be replacing Emma Stone, who was originally asked to be part of the film but had to turn the offer down due to filming clashes with Fox Searchlight film The Favourite.

The upcoming drama will be directed by Lady Bird’s Greta Gerwig. It will also star Meryl Streep, Saoirse Ronan, Timothée Chalamet, Laura Dern, and Florence Pugh.

As of now, the film’s release date is sometime next year, and we cannot wait to see it!

Stay tuned for an upcoming trailer as more of the classic movie’s details are confirmed.

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Harry Potter fans could hardly contain their excitement during last night's Golden Globes ceremony, after two of the series' best-loved characters reunited on stage.

Emma Watson and Robert Pattison caused a bit of frenzy when they teamed up to present the Best Television Limited Series to the winner Big Little Lies, some 13 years after appeared on screen together.

For those of you unfamiliar with the pairing, cast your minds back to 2005 when the actors starred as Hermione Granger and Cedric Diggory in fourth film in the magical franchise, Harry Potter an the Goblet of Fire. 

It was Robert's first big movie role and was no doubt the launching pad for a successful career that saw him go on to star as Edward Cullen in the Twilght saga and a host of independent films such as Remember Me and Water for Elephants

Needless to say, the mini reunion sent Harry Potter fans into overdrive with many hoping that the duo would be joined by Gary Oldman who played Sirius Black in the series. 

Here's some of our favourite reactions: 

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Emma Watson has been crowned the most influential celebrity by teens who say she inspires them the most.

The actress was picked by both boys and girls from an all-star list of singers, actors and online stars including Ariana Grande, Beyoncé and Zayn Malik.

1,000 young people took part in the survey which was commissioned by youth empowerment programme, National Citizen Service (NCS) and conducted by ICM.

Results from the research suggests that the Harry Potter actress's feminist and forward-thinking views were the main reason young people found her so inspiring.

One participant said: “She’s a big feminist. She frequently speaks out on sexism and other discrimination issues such as racism and homophobia, and what she says really inspires me.”

Another explained: “She uses the power and fame she gained from the Harry Potter series to speak about important issues like feminism.”

What's more, the research found 'feminist' is now the most popular label for teenage girls with 29 per cent identifying as such.

 

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NCS marketing director Natasha Kizzie said: “The rise of internet feminism and increasingly politically engaged youth has brought these issues to the forefront of the news agenda, and the ‘Emma Watson effect’ has done brilliant things for the cause.

“She inspires young people to never limit their expectations of what they can achieve on the basis on their gender.”

We couldn't agree more.

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Emma Watson has taken to social media to appeal to the public for help in locating three silver rings which she lost during a recent trip to a London spa.

The Harry Potter actress shared shots of the rings and explained that they are of enormous sentimental value.

"Reward for information leading to the return of rings lost Sunday 16th July at Mandarin Oriental Spa, London," she began the Facebook post which has been liked more than 38,000 times in mere hours.

"On Sunday afternoon I went for a treatment at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Spa in Hyde Park, London. Before my appointment I removed 3 silver rings from my fingers and put them in the safe inside the locker. When I left, I forgot to take my rings from the safe."

"When I got home I realised the rings were not on my hands and I called the spa, but at this time the spa was closed. Security checked the safe and said there was nothing in it but that the spa would be open again in the morning and they could speak to them then and see if they had them or if anyone had handed them in."

27-year-old Emma opened up about the story behind one of the rings in an effort to highlight their personal importance.

"As of now they are missing. Were these just any rings I could accept this, but one of the them was a gift from my Mum. She bought it the day after I was born and wore it for 18 years, never taking it off, and then gave it to me for my 18th birthday. I wear this ring everyday, it is my most meaningful and special possession."

Urging her fans and followers to spread the word, the much-loved actress insisted that she would be happy to move on and forget the incident if it meant the jewellery could be safely returned to her.

"If anyone was at the Mandarin Oriental Spa on Sunday from 3pm onwards and saw the rings or accidentally picked them up or knows anything about them, I cannot express how much it would mean if they came back to me – no questions asked. If you have seen them or have any information please email: findthering@outlook.com."

Fans and followers of the British actress have responded in their droves, with many recalling Emma speaking about her rings in the past.

"I remember you talking about this ring in an interview with Jimmy Kimmel Live promoting Beauty and the Beast, you said that this ring inspired the pinky ring you wore in the film. I sincerely hope the rings are returned to you safe and sound," they wrote.

We're with them.

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Bookworms unite!

Emma Watson is at it again and this time she's been busy hiding copies of Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale in mystery locations around Paris.

The distopian novel has experienced somewhat of a resurgence in recent times thanks to its critically acclaimed TV adaptation, starring Elisabeth Moss, so it makes sense that Emma, an avid reader and women's rights advocate, would want to spread the book's feminist message.

The title also just so happens to be this month's selection in the actor's online book club, Our Shared Shelf.  

Emma's post sparked a huge scavenger hunt across the French capital, and lucky fans have taken to Twitter to post their findings.  

We can't help but feel insanely jealous of everyone in Paris right now. 

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Last night, the MTV Movie Awards took place, and it certainly looked like a night to remember.

However, one of the stand out moments of the night was when Emma Watson took home the first ever genderless gong.

Emma was awarded the MTV popcorn prize of Best Actor for her work in the remake of Beauty and the Beast.

The honour was a little different than it's been in the past, because this year MTV decided to change the practice of separating the prize to an 'Actor' or 'Actress', meaning that Emma took home a totally gender-neutral award.


During her acceptance speech, Emma said: "The first acting award in history that doesn't separate nominees based on their sex says something about how we perceive the human experience.

"MTV's move to create a genderless award for acting will mean something different to everyone. But to me it indicates that acting is about the ability to put yourself in someone else's shoes and that doesn't need to be separated into two different categories."

"I think I'm being given this award because of who Belle is and what she represents," she continued.

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"The villagers in our fairy tale wanted to make Belle believe the world was smaller than the way that she saw it, with fewer opportunities for her.

"I love playing someone who didn't listen to any of that."

We couldn't be more delighted for Emma.

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No one said that this morning would be easy, but Lord we didn't think it would be THIS hard.

After three days of fun and frivolity, the good folk at SHEmazing! HQ are feeling a little ropey, and in an effort to soothe our exhausted (and hungover) heads we've watched footage of Emma Watson playing with kittens… over and over again.

And lads, it really works.

In addition to chatting about her role as Belle in Beauty and the Beast for BuzzFeed, Emma gushed over the kittens and gave everyone here a serious case of the feels.

Take a look at this…

 

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