Emma Watson, known for her role as Hermoine Granger in the Harry Potter film franchise and as an activist knows a thing or two about traveling. And there's one item she won't leave home without.
The 29-year-old actress, who stars in the latest film adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s novel, Little Women, — out Christmas Day — alongside a star-studded cast featuring Saoirse Ronan, Timothée Chalamet, Meryl Streep, and Laura Dern, shared with British Vogue what’s in her bag, and in doing so, let the world in on how she makes flights more comfortable.
Watson Keeps a Hot Water Bottle In Her Bag
Watson keeps a hot water bottle in her bag. In the five-minute video for the publication posted to YouTube on Dec. 12, 2019, — the actress appeared on the magazine’s Dec. 2019 cover — Watson dumped out the contents of her purse — in her case a woven basket — and offered an explanation. While she went through a variety of stuff equal parts random and cute (e.g. a toy that shoots a ball out of its mouth when squeezed) our ears perked up when she pulled out a hot water bottle.
Watson Explains Why She Carries The Hot Water Bottle
“I’m 29 and I still carry something that looks like this,” she said holding up a plush white hot water bottle fashioned like a rabbit complete with white fluffy ears. “It’s a hot water bottle,” she said explaining the item that looked more like a toddler’s pillow or stuffed animal. This is where Watson dropped a truly wonderful travel tip. “My favorite thing to do when I get on an airplane is to ask if they will fill this up for me,” she said. “Hot water bottle, they’re the best,” she said snuggling with it.
Emma Watson's Friends Call Her 'Baglady'
At the beginning of the Vogue video, Watson revealed a nickname her friends gave her because of all the stuff she carries with her. “My friends call me “the bag lady” and the reason for this is that I don’t really pack light,” she said. Although she certainly seemed prepared for any number of scenarios with what she had on hand which ranged from thank you cards, a book by Toni Morrison, two phones (work and personal), vitamins, makeup, sunglasses, Nutella, and a glass straw.
She grabbed a gray scarf saying, “I’m always freezing cold, always. So I’m always carrying a scarf.” Now it makes more sense Watson would carry with her a hot water bottle whenever she travels even in the heat of summer.