Recently, Emma Watson went skydiving.
Her skydiving adventure occurred on Saturday, July 1, 2017. Her skydive was a tandem skydive—this is where a person is attached to their instructor at four points during the entirety of the skydive. She performed her jump in California, through the skydiving company, Skydive San Diego. A video of the event has been uploaded across numerous social media outlets, including a video posted on YouTube by TMZ on Wednesday, July 5. The video only captures Watson’s landing and does not show footage of the skydive itself.
After her seemingly smooth landing, Watson is seen smiling. The video containing her landing and afterwards is only 50 seconds long. Watson appears to be dressed in casual attire, donning a simple grey t-shirt, tight blue jeans, and comfortable shoes. Currently, the video has 18,605 views. Watson did not post any pictures or videos on social media of her skydive. When asked about how her skydive went, Watson replied, “Really good.” Watson jumped at approximately 13,000 feet—general skydives occur from 10,000 feet to 13,000 feet.
According to reports, a few people recognized Watson and asked to take pictures with her. She declined to be photographed.
From witnesses it was said she did this “politely.” Back in an interview in February 2017, in an interview with Just Jared, Watson said that she normally doesn’t take pictures with her fans. She offered a further explanation in the interview saying, “For me, it’s the difference between being able to have a life and not. If someone takes a photograph of me and posts it, within two seconds they’ve created a marker of exactly where I am within 10 meters.”
“They can see what I’m wearing and who I’m with. I just can’t give that tracking data.”
Watson added “I’ll say, ‘I will sit here and answer every single Harry Potter fandom question you have but I just can’t do a picture.’ I have to carefully pick and choose my moment to interact. When am I a celebrity sighting versus when am I going to make someone’s freakin’ week? Children I don’t say no to, for example.” Watson had returned from traveling to Paris, France on June 22 for photos of her new film, The Circle—Watson stars in the film as Mae. The film was directed by James Ponsoldt. It is an adaptation of the Dave Eggers novel of the same name; the screenplay was written by both Eggers and Ponsoldt. The film has been released on Netflix UK.
In addition to Watson, the film also stars Tom Hanks, John Boyega, Karen Gillan, Ellar Coltrane, Patton Oswalt, Glenne Headly, and Bill Paxton. Both Headly and Paxton passed away before the release of the film in April (Paxton died in February from complications of heart surgery, and Headly died in June from complications from an artery blockage in her lungs). Watson is a 27 year-old actress from England. She was born in Paris but grew up in Oxfordshire, England.
Watson is most famous for her role as Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter series; she has played in all eight of the films.
She was also in the movie adaptation of The Perks of Being a Wallflower.