“When I saw that scene from The Goblet of Fire where she stood in front of the steps with Daniel Radcliffe at the dance, and the way that she cried and the way that she was vulnerable—I just had an instinct about her as an actor. She got better every movie—we all saw that. The icing on the cake for me was meeting her. I know these characters so well because of the book and the screenplay and whatever part of it that I have actually lived, whether it’s the people that inspired it or whatever, that when it came to casting, I just knew. It’s hard to describe. It could be something as simple as, in the case of Emma, I knew how much she had to prove to herself. I knew how much longing she had to break out of the Hermione part, and to show herself more than anyone else had allowed her.” - Stephen Chbosky, author of The Perks of Being a Wallflower.