Emma Watsonthe famous British actress and activist, for us it will always be linked to the franchise of Harry Potter in which she played the role of Hermione Granger. At just 11 years old, the young girl made her debut in the first chapter of the fantasy saga inspired by the successful novels written by J. K. Rowling. This role changed her life and turned her into a star known all over the world. Once she closes the chapter Harry Potterjust like his colleagues, he had to figure out which direction he needed to take his career. First she tried to detach herself from the image of the character that had made her famous, acting in We are infinite and in Sofia Coppola’s film Bling Ring. Later he was part together with Dan Stevens of the cast of the live action of the film della Disney de The beauty and the Beast. We last saw her in cinemas in 2019 in the adaptation of Little Women directed by Greta Gerwig.
Emma Watson hasn’t starred in any productions since. Now the actress has broken her silence and explained why she quit acting.
It’s been five years since the last film of the interpreter of Hermione Granger and his absence was beginning to seem suspicious. Now Emma Watson in a long interview given to Financial Times on April 28, she clarified that she had decided to take a break from acting to focus on new projects. The star felt that acting didn’t give her the freedom she wanted, as she was forced to represent products she hadn’t been involved in in the creative process. In fact, she said:
“I felt caged. I was not very happy with my profession as an actress. The thing I found really difficult was to go out on the street and sell something that I had no control over. It was difficult fare the spokesperson for things and themes, when I hadn’t been involved in the whole creative process.”
In recent years, therefore, he has decided to work on something he could develop himself. First of all wrote and directed an advertising campaign for the new Prada brand perfume, Paradoxe. The short was launched in August 2022 and represented his directorial debut. Emma Watson she admitted that she had been thinking about getting behind the camera for years and that, when the offer from Prada arrived, she knew she had to give it a try. Here are her words:
“Even when I was making Harry Potter I was told that I should direct and produce. But being a director seemed like an unattainable mirage. The proposal came at the right time, when, in my heart, I had decided that I really wanted to direct something.”
Furthermore, in recent years it has rediscovered its origins, developing an organic gin label made from Chablis grape by-products together with his brother Alex. Gin Renal it is obtained from the family vineyards that the father planted, when Emma Watson she was still a child. And finally she the actress has never put her academic career aside and after graduating from Brown University in 2014, she will go back to the university. In September will participate in a master’s degree in creative writing at Oxford. His farewell to acting, however, is not definitive: Emma Watson has argued that she does not rule out returning to acting, when it should find the right project:
“I am happy to sit and wait for the next right thing. I love what I do. I’m looking for a way to do this where I don’t have to split myself into two different people. And I don’t want to switch to robot mode anymore. Does this make sense?”