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Emma Watson addresses why we don’t see her in films anymore

Emma Watson addresses why we don’t see her in films anymore

The Harry Potter star hasn't appeared on the big screen in four years

Emma Watson has addressed why we don’t see her in films anymore.

The 33-year-old first hit our screens as little Hermione Granger in the magical world of Harry Potter.

As well as (obviously) appearing in all eight of the films from the Wizarding World, Watson has also starred in the likes of The Perks of Being a Wallflower, the live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast and Bling Ring.

However, since playing Meg March in Greta Gerwig’s Little Women (2019), the Brit hasn’t appeared in any movies.

Watson revealed to Financial Times earlier this year that she took a step away from acting because she ‘wasn’t very happy’.

Watson first appeared on screen as Hermione.
Warner Bros.

“I think I felt a bit caged,” she explained.

“The thing I found really hard was that I had to go out and sell something that I really didn’t have very much control over.

“To stand in front of a film and have every journalist be able to say, ‘How does this align with your viewpoint?’

"It was very difficult to have to be the face and the spokesperson for things where I didn’t get to be involved in the process.”

The film star felt she ‘didn’t have a voice’ while being interviewed about her work and began to realise what she wanted.

“I only wanted to stand in front of things where if someone was going to give me flak about it, I could say, in a way that didn’t make me hate myself, ‘Yes, I screwed up, it was my decision, I should have done better'.”

Nowadays, her main work is the wine-inspired gin she launched with her brother Alex, named Renais.

Oh, and she’s pretty into directing too.

Last year, Watson not only starred in a short film to promote a new fragrance from Prada, but also directed, wrote and narrated it.

Emma Watson.
Jacopo M. Raule/Getty Images for Prada

She described this as a ‘very’ big moment for her and also teased directing a music video for someone we will ‘definitely have heard of’.

But, if you’re a big fan of seeing her acting in the cinemas, you don’t have to worry too much as Watson ‘absolutely’ will return to acting in the future.

“But I’m happy to sit and wait for the next right thing. I love what I do,” she explained.

“It’s finding a way to do it where I don’t have to fracture myself into different faces and people. And I just don’t want to switch into robot mode anymore. Does that make sense?”

Featured Image Credit: Arturo Holmes/Getty Images/Warner Bros.

Topics: TV and Film, Emma Watson, Celebrity, Harry Potter