(AP/Chris Pizzello)

Emma Watson dedicates prestigious acting award to her late hamster

The film star gave a different kind of invigorating speech in honor of her deceased pet, Millie

Jenny Kutner
November 3, 2014 8:54PM (UTC)

Emma Watson already proved herself to be a moving public speaker with her powerful call to support feminism and gender equality earlier this year. But the "Harry Potter" star and UN Goodwill Ambassador took her oratory to another level on Friday, when she dedicated her newly minted British Artist of the Year award to her deceased hamster, Millie, at the BAFTA LA Britannia Awards.

"I'm especially honored to be receiving this award from the BAFTA LA because the British film industry hasn't just been a workplace for me, it's been the place I've grown up," Watson said. "A sweet but slightly morbid example of this, is when on the first Harry Potter film, my hamster, Millie, had a heart attack and didn't quite make it.


"So the set decorators built a small, mahogany, sized hamster coffin," Watson went on. "And it had a velvet lining and a silver plaque on the front which had Millie's name engraved on it."

Watson concluded by saying how much the memory and camaraderie meant, and dedicated the award to her pet. "Thank you very, very much, and rest in peace, Millie," she said. "This one's for you."

Watch the charming clip, via BBC America, below:


(h/t Huffington Post)

Jenny Kutner

MORE FROM Jenny KutnerFOLLOW @JennyKutner

Related Topics ------------------------------------------

Bafta Emma Watson Feminism Film Industry Hamsters Pets Video

Fearless journalism
in your inbox every day

Sign up for our free newsletter

• • •