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'Devastated' fans are reacting to the rumours that Harry Potter star Emma Watson is retiring from the industry, following news from her agent that she has gone 'dormant'.
The news was first reported by The Daily Mail, with speculation that she was stepping back from the limelight to spend time with rumoured fiancé Leo Robinton.
Speaking to the outlet, her agent revealed she has gone 'dormant', although they gave no detail on the nature or reason behind the move.
Responding to the news on Twitter, one fan wrote: "This is a devastation."
Another person said: "EMMA WATSON IS RETIRING WHAT DONT TALK TO ME PLEASE."
emma watson has given us some of the most iconic roles. i'm wishing her all the best for the future. she deserves this. :yellow_heart: pic.twitter.com/jGvb9HwBtz
- Sien :cherry_blossom: (@dob_styles) February 25, 2021
me when i read that Emma Watson had retired: pic.twitter.com/wYZ2Jc79Of
- nat (@witchblackwidow) February 25, 2021
Many others were happy for Watson, and backed her decision.
"Emma Watson has given us some of the most iconic roles," wrote a fan, adding: "I'm wishing her all the best for the future. She deserves this."
Another said: "i did NOT expect to wake up and read that Emma Watson is retiring from acting but she's doing what's best for her so i can't really complain. thank you for giving us so many great performances."
Last year, Watson, 30, said she hoped to be 'helpful in making a difference' in a new role on the board of directors for fashion brand Kering, which oversees luxury brands including Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent and Alexander McQueen.
She told Vogue that fans might notice 'a new quietness' from her as she planned to be doing 'fewer red carpets and more conference meetings'.
Watson explained: "During this pandemic, like many of us, I have had time to reflect on the work I want to be involved with and what is meaningful to me moving forward.
"Having been so public in making films and being so active on social platforms in my activism, I am curious to embrace a role where I work to amplify voices, to continue to learn from those with different experiences, and to ensure a broader range of perspectives are being considered.
"Behind the scenes now, I hope I can be helpful in making a difference."
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