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Emma Watson's daring tower walk with Regression director

Emma Watson took Regression director Alejandro Amenábar with her on a petrifying walk 553 metres in the air.

(Cover) - EN Showbiz - Actress Emma Watson showed off her daring side by walking around the roof of the 553 metre CN Tower in Canada.

The Harry Potter star was given tickets for the EdgeWalk, which enables thrill-seekers to take a hands-free stroll on top of the main pod of the tall landmark in Toronto.

The surprise was a birthday gift from Alejandro Amenábar, the director of Regression, which Emma was shooting at the time, but she only agreed to take part in the stunt if he joined her.

"Alejandro the director, as my birthday gift, bought me the CN Tower walk, which is one of the tallest buildings in the world, and they put you in harnesses and you can do this walk on the top," Emma told UK TV show This Morning.

"What he didn't realise when he gave me the present was I was going to force him to do it with me. I think with foresight he might have given me a different gift."

Emma began shooting her scenes for the thriller, in which she plays a sex abuse victim, on her 24th birthday in April last year (14) and she took to Twitter to tell fans, "First day shooting Regression today - a very cool birthday present."

Now she has also revealed how the timing of the shoot meant she received an unusual welcome on the set, adding on This Morning, "Everyone sang me Happy Birthday!"

Emma co-stars with Ethan Hawke in the film, and she has praised him for managing to lighten the mood on the dark shoot. In particular, he would make a grand entrance each morning.

“Every day he would come into the hair and make-up trailer playing a different instrument,” she previously laughed to BBC Radio 1. “Like, sometimes he'd rock up with a trumpet, and sometimes he'd rock up with a guitar, sometimes he'd be singing... He'd always be reading something interesting. He was just really nice to be around. He was also a child actor so it was nice; I got to talk to him a lot about what that's like."

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