The Evolution Of Emma Watson

Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone (2001)

The Film: If you’re going to be accused of anything, it might as well be for stealing the show. Such were the (no doubt entirely welcome) accusations hurled at Emma Watson for her debut performance as Hermione Granger.

Singled out by Potter author JK Rowling as a favourite for the role, Watson brought just the right amount of snooty nerdiness and warm vulnerability to the part of half-witch, half-human Hermione, who befriends Boy Who Lived Harry Potter.

Clever Clogs: Not only is Hermione the first one able to float a feather using magic (“It’s LeviOsa, not LeviosAR!”), she’s also pivotal in the final series of puzzles that stand between Harry and Lord Voldemort.

The Evolution Of Anna Faris

Lovers Lane (1999)

After brief screen stints in 1991 TV movie Deception: A Mother’s Secret and 1996’s drama Eden, Faris finds a role she can really sink her teeth into with Lovers Lane. She plays Jannelle Bay, who falls prey to a Valentine’s Day killer with a steel hook. More worryingly, isn’t there a missing apostrophe in that title?

On the home front, Faris met her ex-husband, Ben Idra, while filming Lane. They married years later in 2004, but divorced after four years citing irreconcilable differences..

Drama Potential? Faris is best known for her comedy chops, and she shines here as a snarky high schooler. The drama goes on around her.