Actress Emma Watson is famous for her role in the Harry Potter franchise. Recently, in an interview with the Financial Times, she opened up about her struggles during her acting days. The actress took a 5 year-long gap from acting. In the interview, she revealed why she took a break from acting. Watson hasn’t acted in a movie since Little Women which finished filming in 2018. She said that she felt “caged” and “frustrated” during that time. Clearly, she no longer found joy in acting and decided to take a break.
Why she took the break?
Watson explained that it was difficult for her to promote movies. She had little control over the process. Furthermore, she felt held accountable for things she had no say in those promotions. In addition to that, her viewpoints often did not align with the film. As a result, she only became the face and spokesperson for things about the movies. But there she can no longer take responsibility for her actions.
What are her new interests?
After finishing the Harry Potter franchise, Watson acted in several movies. Some of her popular movies are “The perks of Being a Wallflower”, “Beauty and the Beast”,” and The Circle”. After she took the break from acting, she explored various other things such as writing and directing. In contrast to acting, which felt suffocating for her, she is enjoying herself in her new-found shoes. Also recently, Watson wrote and directed an advertising campaign for Prada all on her own. The advertisement aired last winter and garnered a lot of praise.
Watson shared that a lot of people suggested that she should direct and produce for years. But she lacked confidence in herself. Furthermore, she didn’t believe she had the creative ability to be a writer or a director. However, Watson revealed that she loves what she does. But she does not want to have to fracture herself into different faces and people. As a result, she wants to do it in such a way that she gets to do what she loves in the way she loves to do it.
Will she be returning on screen?
Although she has not acted in any movie for nearly five years, Watson said never say never. She said that she is waiting for the right project to come along. Furthermore, Watson also teased that she’s been asked to direct a music video. However, she refused to reveal whose music video it is. She only hinted that people would have heard of him. Nevertheless, fans are still very excited about her announcement
In summary, Emma Watson felt caged and frustrated during her break from acting. She wants to be able to take responsibility for her actions and only promote things where she has a say. So she took a break from acting. during her break, Watson tried other things such as writing and directing. However, she lacked confidence in herself to pursue them. However, Watson made it clear that this is not the end of her acting career. The Harry Potter star is just waiting for the right project to come along.
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