Hermione Granger leaves the film sets. According to the British media Daily Mail, Emma Watson has decided to put her acting career on hold. Just 30 years old, the one who opened the doors of Hollywood by playing the magicians in Harry Potter would like to devote more to her personal life and her relationship with Leo Robinton, her boyfriend of 18 months. “Emma is retiring, she is moving in with Leo,” a source close to the star told the Daily Mail. “They keep a low profile. Maybe she wants a family,” she supposes. The star’s agent confirmed that the actress’ career was “on hiatus” and that she was “no longer making any professional commitments.”
While Watson’s decision may seem surprising, it ultimately comes into its own when one remembers the state of mind the actress was in in 2019. On the eve of her 30th birthday, the Meg’s interpreter in The Four Daughters of Doctor March said she was fulfilled but very anxious about not having a stable personal life as she approached her thirties. “I used to say, ‘Why is everyone talking so much about 30? It doesn’t matter …’ And now at 29 I’m like, ‘Oh my God, I feel so stressed and anxious, “she told Vogue Magazine in November 2020, explaining:” I realize there is an influx of subliminal messages. If you don’t have a home, a husband, a baby at the age of 30 years old, that you don’t have a stable career and that you are still looking for yourself … It’s just very anxiety-provoking, “she admitted.
A break that she can afford
But in the arms of Californian Leo Robinton, Emma Watson seems to have found the stability she dreamed of. It therefore seems logical that the young woman wishes to devote herself to this side of her life, she who has nothing more to prove on the career side. Cast at the age of 9 to play Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter saga, Emma Watson has multiplied roles and collaborations with the greats of the Hollywood landscape. In 2012, she played Logan Lerman in The World of Charlie, before thriving under the direction of Sofia Coppola the following year, in The Bling Ring. In 2019, she signed her first collaboration with Greta Gerwig, sharing the poster of the Four Daughters of Doctor March with Saoirse Ronan, Florence Pugh and Timothée Chalamet.
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