updated 11/01/2010 AT 8:00 AM ET
•originally published 11/01/2010 AT 8:50 AM ET
She may play Harry Potter’s bookish sidekick Hermione Granger, but there are some books that caught Emma Watson by surprise – her financial ledgers.
Throughout her early career, Watson, 20, had been given a small weekly allowance of about $75, having no idea of the fortune she was amassing from the hit movie series until she had a “money conversation” with her father, Chris Watson, when she was around 17, the actress – and Brown University student in Rhode Island – tells December’s edition of British Vogue.
Watson is now said to be worth $32 million, give or take a few pounds sterling.