Film star spreads a lit­tle se­cret magic

Harry Pot­ter ac­tress is hid­ing books on the Tube

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS - By Amita Joshi amita.joshi@trin­i­tymir­

A-LIST ac­tress Emma Wat­son has been leav­ing copies of books on the London Un­der­ground as she con­tin­ues to cham­pion equal rights through her new book club.

First act­ing, then mod­el­ling, fol­lowed by cham­pi­oning fem­i­nism, the for­mer Harry Pot­ter star is no stranger when it comes to speak­ing up for causes she be­lieves in.

And now the launch of her new book club, Our Shared Self, has led the 26-year-old, famous for play­ing Hermione in the movie adap­ta­tions of the JK Rowl­ing nov­els, to hide copies of Maya An­gelou’s in­spir­ing au­to­bi­o­graph­i­cal work Mom & Me & Mom at dif­fer­ent sta­tions around London this week.

Sneak­ing around the cap­i­tal’s trans­port net­work as part of the Books on the Un­der­ground cam­paign, she left the late au­thor’s text for Londoners to en­joy.

Books the Un­der­ground di­rec­tor, Cordelia Ox­ley, said: “The cam­paign with Emma Wat­son is per­fect as it pro­motes her fem­i­nist book club Our Shared Shelf, and also re­minds peo­ple to look around for a hid­den book when they’re on the Tube.”

Wat­son, who is also the UN Women Global Good­will Am­bas­sador, was de­lighted to be the “book fairy”, ac­cord­ing on to her Face­book post about the en­deav­ours.

Wat­son – who is soon to be ap­pear­ing in a live­ac­tion film adap­tion of Beauty and the Beast – wrote: “I’ve been hid­ing copies of Mom & Me & Mom for Books on the Un­der­ground on the tube all day – see if you can find one.”

Beauty and the Beast is re­leased in the UK in March.

I’ve been hid­ing copies of Mom & Me & Mom on the Un­der­ground all day – see if you can find one

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