Emma Watson Says Dan and Rupert Are Like Brothers

Harry Potter star Emma Watson looks gorgeous and grown up on the May cover of Interview magazine.

But the 19-year-old actress also has a lot to say, such as:

On why she wanted the part of Hermione Granger: “I loved the books—I was a massive fan. I just felt like that part belonged to me. I know that sounds crazy, but from that first audition, I always knew. At the beginning, they were casting the other characters as well—but I always knew I was going out for Hermione. She came so naturally to me. Maybe so much of myself at the time was similar to her.”

On her friendship with designer Karl Lagerfeld: “I’d met Karl a few times before, at parties or something where we really couldn’t talk. But this was a dream come true. We spent the whole day together, and he can talk about anything—literature, art, science, modern culture. I was totally seduced. I felt spoiled to be spending so much time with him.”

On her biggest splurge: “I got myself a laptop. I took my dad to Tuscany. He works so hard, my dad, so I rang up his secretary and asked when he was free, and I booked us a holiday. What else? Oh, I got myself a car.”

On her friendship with co-stars Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint: “To be honest, we see so much of each other when we’re working that hanging out together would be overload. I love them, but I need to see other friends off set. They’re like my siblings now.”

Expect to hear a lot more about Emma in the coming months, with Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince finally hitting theaters this summer!