Emma Watson’s International Women’s Day Beat Box Is About to Make Your Day

BREAKING: Emma Watson is a badass beat boxer.

OK, OK so she’s no Rahzel, but this is a pretty great first effort by the actor and U.N. Women ambassador. Making it all the better is Hamilton star and composer Lin-Manuel Miranda freestyling along about women’s rights. Take a look!

The pair sat down on International Women’s Day to discuss the HeForShe campaign and gender equality. And while Miranda seemed to get a bit side-tracked by Watson’s skills during his freestyle, he offered a couple of choice lines, including this one:

Women are half of the people on Earth / And yes, they should have been equal since birth

Check out more from Watson and Miranda’s interview on Watson’s Facebook page. Happy weekend!


Stephanie hails from Toronto, Canada. She is a Ms. writer, a master of journalism candidate and a hip hop dancer/instructor/choreographer. She got her start in feminist journalism at the age of 16 when she was a member of the first editorial collective at Shameless magazine—and she has never looked back.