Emma Watson plays Santa Claus – with Books

Photo (cc) 2012 by David Shankbone
Photo (cc) 2012 by David Shankbone

Emma Watson is having a big week. Entertainment Weekly’s cover story is about the upcoming live-action “Beauty and the Beast,” in which she stars as Belle.

But it’s her role as a feminist activist, not as an actress, that’s taking over the London Underground. 

On Monday, she tweeted:

The next day, she personally hid 100 copies of “Mom & Me & Mom.” The book is by feminist icon Maya Angelou and discusses Angelou’s relationship with her mother.

Watson is supporting Books on the Underground, an organization that encourage the spread of books on the train lines.

Watson has been a UN Women Goodwill Ambassadosince 2014 and works with feminist organization HeForShe.