Emma Watson and Jimmy Fallon gushing over Pittsburgh

Many of us feel like we’ve watched Emma Watson grow up through her role as Hermione in the Harry Potter film series. But here at ImaginePittsburghNow.com we’ve become even bigger fans given her passionate praise for the city we love.

Watson was in town not all that long ago to shoot the hit movie, The Perks of Being A Wallflower, based on the novel of the same name by South Hills native Stephen Chbosky (who also scripted and directed the film).

Earlier this week she turned up on Jimmy Fallon’s show – and it turns out he’s a Pittsburgh fan, too. You can view the clip here. The ‘Burgh banter begins around 03:30.

Emma Watson: Pittsburgh is so awesome.

Jimmy Fallon: It’s cool, right?

EW: Everyone’s super friendly and –

JF: Did you eat at Primanti Brothers Sandwiches? … It’s so rad… They put — French fries? …And they squash it down and that’s the sandwich. And if you make one change at all, are like, “Can I have a little…” they throw you out…. I go “Can I have mine with no mayo?” And then I’m in handcuffs….

Click here to read our earlier post about Watson’s lyrical description of our city – particularly the iconic view of the skyline from the Fort Pitt tunnel.