If I’m being totally honest, I wasn’t particularly happy. Emma Watson has spoken about her choice to stop acting, claiming that the experience made her “feel a bit caged.” Since Greta Gerwig’s Little Women, which wrapped up production at the end of 2018, the Harry Potter actor hasn’t starred in a movie. In a recent interview with the Financial Times, Watson stated this regarding taking a hiatus from acting: “I wasn’t particularly happy, if I’m being honest. I believe I experienced some sense of imprisonment.
“I had to go out and market something that I really didn’t have a lot of control over, and I found that to be incredibly difficult. To be able to ask every journalist, “How does this align with your viewpoint?” while standing in front of a movie. Being the public face and spokesperson for something I wasn’t able to participate in was incredibly challenging. Because I lacked a voice, she continued, “I was held accountable in a way that I started to find incredibly aggravating. I was not given a voice.
And I began to understand that I only wanted to stand in front of things where I could say, in the event that I received criticism, “Yes, I messed up, it was my decision, I should have done better.” The Perks of Being a Wallflower, The Bling Ring, This Is the End, Noah, Little Women, and Disney’s live-action Beauty and the Beast remake have all featured Emma Watson since 2011’s Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows – Part 2. The actor hasn’t ruled out returning to the big screen after writing and directing an ad campaign for Prada last year.
Watson said, “Yes, without a doubt. “However, I’m content to wait in silence for the next wise move. What I do, I adore. Finding a method to do it without dividing myself into several faces and personalities is the challenge. And I simply don’t want to enter robot mode any more. Do you understand? Watson reunited with co-stars Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint in the HBO special Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts last year. Watson referred to the 2021 reunion special filming as a “unexpected joy” in her remarks.