The "Harry Potter" star scored the cover of U.S. Vogue (looking quite stunning) and she explained to the magazine that she met up with Franco in Rhode Island last year when she was at Brown and he was at the Rhode Island School of Design.
"It was such a relief to speak to someone who is trying to do the same thing I'm doing," she told the magazine. "I talked to him about juggling studying and making films and going backward and forward. He's not afraid or limited by what he fears people will say about it."
Meanwhile, when it came to non-academic matters, Watson would turn to fellow "Potter" star Daniel Radcliffe.
"We would help each other with relationship advice," he told Vogue. "Particularly funny were the moments when we would help each other compose texts to the most recent flames in either of our lives (not too flirty, but not too subtle either!)... It was certainly a case of the blind leading the blind, but it was extremely funny."
For now, the single star is presumably still playing the Flirty Text Message Game, as she hopes to find a guy who is not also a movie star.
"I would love to not date someone in the same industry as me," Watson said. "Otherwise it becomes what it means to everyone else."