“I was 10 or 11 when the first movie came out - I was trying to figure out what my own identity was, but I didn’t really have one yet. And I watch interviews that I did when the first movie came out and I was so lost! I would think, “What do young girls talk about? What do they say?” “I like going shopping and I have a crush on Brad Pitt.” And I had no idea who Brad Pitt really was! I hadn’t seen a single movie that Brad Pitt had been in, but this just seemed like the right thing to say. It makes me sad because I see this girl trying so much to fit in. The truth was I loved school.“


 Ignoring fame was my rebellion, in a funny way. I was insistent on being normal and doing normal things. It probably wasn’t advisable to go to college in America and room with a complete stranger. And it probably wasn’t wise to share a bathroom with eight other people in a coed dorm. Looking back, that was crazy.


On Hermione’s Baby Pictures in Deathly Hallows: “They were actually my baby pictures. There’s one with me with my favorite thing. I had this towel with bunny rabbit ears on it and there’s a picture of that. I didn’t know which ones they were going to use. They just asked my dad if they could have some pictures of me when I was a kid and he handed some over. It’s very weird to see those pictures mixed in with these fake parents.”


Dear Charlie, I know you will come flying out of the tunnel, and feel free. The world gets so much bigger, I promise. And you are in it. You are here. You’ve always been right here. Thank you for helping me to know that we can all be happy. I want you to hold onto these for me until I come home at the end of the year. I love you, Charlie. Sam.