Emma Watson honors Robbie Coltrane: ‘You made it a joy to be Hermione’
Emma Watson has congratulated Harry Potter fan Robbie Coltrane on winning the Harry Potter award for best fan art.
Robbie Coltrane won the prestigious award for his stunning portrait of Hermione, which depicts the character transformed into a giant green frog, as part of last year’s Potter fandom.
In the post-mortem of the Potter movie, Potter author JK Rowling said: “Robbie is one of a kind, and I’ve chosen to honour him as the Harry Potter fan I most admire. I hope you will be so proud of him that you will enjoy your Harry Potter movie experience as much as I enjoyed mine, and that you will go home and tell your friends about it.”
And Emma Watson was delighted to hear of Robbie’s victory – which she has thanked him on Facebook for.
“I am a huge Harry Potter fan, so I’m a huge Robbie Coltrane fan,” she wrote.
“You made it a joy to be Hermione and a joy to be you all at the Wizarding World. Thank you, and I hope I am an even greater fan of you, so I can be at Hogwarts and see you there one day as well.”
Robbie has shared a picture of himself with his portrait on his Twitter account, joking: “Harry Potter fans are the best.”
He added: “I hope you will appreciate this and that you will have a better film watching experience than I did.”
The painting features a green-haired Emma, who played the character Hermione in the movie series, with her arms raised above her head and a big grin on her face.
“To my friends Robbie, you’ll never meet a better Hermione. Thanks for telling me that what I did is great and I’m so proud of the film and the fans. I loved it. I hope you’ll have a great night and I’ll see you soon.”
He added: “I love you guys. Thanks for making it a joy to be Hermione.”
The post has been shared over 1,000 times – and the picture has now been viewed more than 50,000