Two of the world's favourite young feminists got together for a discussion about equality and education yesterday, and both Emma Watson and Malala Yousafzai had a lot of inspiring things to say about their work at the premiere for Davis Guggenheim's stunning documentary 'He Named Me Malala'.

Malala YousafzaiMalala Yousafzai praises Emma Watson for her HeForShe speech

Both the 'Noah' star and the Nobel Peace Prize laureate looked equally as star-struck and enamoured by each other as the former interviewed the latter following the movie's premiere at the Into Film Festival, and Malala wasted no time in praising Watson for her work with as the UN global ambassador for the HeForShe campaign which aims to get men on board with feminism.

Emma WatsonEmma Watson was thrilled to interview Malala

'This word, 'feminism', it has been a very tricky word. When I heard it the first time, I heard some negative responses and some positive ones and I hesitated in saying 'Am I a feminist or not?'', Malala told the Hollywood star. 'Then, after hearing your speech, when you said 'If not now, when?', 'If not me, who?', I decided that there's nothing wrong in calling yourself a feminist. So I am a feminist and you all should be feminists because feminism is another word for equality.'

More: Watch the trailer for 'He Named Me Malala'

Malala was referring to Watson's empowering first address at the UN in 2014, and the latter was clearly moved by her hero's admiration for her. 'I had initially planned to ask Malala whether or not she was a feminist but then researched to see whether she had used this word to describe herself', Watson explained in a Facebook post, describing the moment as 'moving'. 'Having seen that she hadn't, I decided to take the question out before the day of our interview. To my utter shock Malala put the question back into one of her own answers and identified herself.'

The Pakistan-born campaigner, who famously survived a shot to the head in her home country when she refused to be denied an education based on her gender, also insisted that Watson push her own work at the end of the interview, which only served to impress her more. 

'She was giving, utterly graceful, compelling and intelligent', says Watson.

Today I met Malala. She was giving, utterly graceful, compelling and intelligent. That might sound obvious but I was...

Posted by Emma Watson on Wednesday, 4 November 2015