Gemma P
Saturday, February 20, 2016 - 08:36

Emma Watson is taking a year off from acting

Emma Watson

Emma Watson is going to take a year off from acting in order to learn more about herself. 

Since starring as frizzy-haired Hermione Granger, Emma Watson has grown into a beautiful young woman right before our very eyes. *Refreshing* but now Emma has decided to take a break from the very thing that made her famous. 

Emma Watson has decided to put a pause on the acting thing and work on her own personal development.  

Speaking with Paper magazine, Emma explained why now is the right time to press pause. And as much as will miss seeing Emma on our screens her points are extremely valid. Which is why we’ve decided that we are okay with this decision. 

“I’m taking a year away from acting to focus on two things, really. My own personal development is one. I know that you read a book a day. My own personal task is to read a book a week, and also to read a booth a month as part of my book club. I’m doing a huge amount of reading and study just on my own.”

“I almost thought about going and doing a year of gender studies, then I realized that I was learning so much by being on the ground and just speaking with people and doing my reading. That I was learning so much on my own. I actually wanted to keep on the path that I’m on. I’m reading a lot this year, and I want to do a lot of listening”

“I’m reading so much and exposing myself to so many ideas. It almost feels like the chemistry and the structure of my brain is changing so rapidly sometimes. It feels as if sometimes I’m struggling to keep up with myself. It’s a really cool period of time for me. My work that I do for the UN is all very clearly outlined, but my personal views and opinions are still being defined, really.”

Emma Watson

Last month the Daily Mail reported that the actress admitted to being “terrified” by the global interest in her life during the Harry potter era. 

The level of questioning I was under, coming at such a young age. People asking me ‘What do you think of this? Who are you, who are you, who are you?’ I felt so inadequate because I just didn’t have answers yet.”

“I’d spent more than half of my life pretending to be someone else. While my contemporaries were dyeing their hair and figuring out who they were, I was figuring out who Hermione was and how best to portray her.”