Emma Watson Makes First Public Comment In 9 Months To Address Engagement And Career Rumours

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Emma Watson has kept away from social media and out of the public eye for almost a year, but just reminded fans and followers that when she has news, she will share it.

The actor resurfaced on Twitter on Monday night to deny rumours that have recently popped up concerning the star's personal and professional life over the past few months.

The first rumour she tackled was that she is engaged to her boyfriend, Leo Robinton - of over a year. The reports first surfaced in February but earlier this week the Mail Online suggested again that the couple were engaged, accompanied by photographs of them walking to get coffee together in Los Angeles.

The next rumour the 30-year-old addressed was about her career. Since wrapping on the Harry Potter films that made her a household name in 2011, Watson has continued to act in a string of films, from the Perks of Being a Wallflower to the Bling Ring to most recently portraying eldest March sibling, Meg, in Greta Gerwig's 2009 Little Women remake.

But, in February, the Daily Mail suggested the actor's agent had referred to her career as 'dormant', implying that she was stepping away from acting. On this occasion, Watson's publicist corrected this report, stating: 'Emma's social media accounts are dormant but her career isn't.'

Now, Watson has taken matters into her own hands, writing to her 29.1 million followers on Twitter: 'Rumours about whether I'm engaged or not, or whether my career is "dormant or not" are ways to create clicks each time they are revealed to be true or untrue.

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'If I have news - I promise I'll share it with you. [sic]'

The women's rights activist and UN goodwill ambassador for gender equality continued to reassure fans by saying that no news from her means 'I'm quietly spending the pandemic the way most people are - failing to make sourdough bread (!), caring for my loved ones and doing my best not to spread a virus that is still affecting so many people'.

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Prior to the most recent string of tweets, Watson hadn't been active on social media since the summer of 2020. On Instagram, she shared books and resources she cited as being helpful to her own learning about race and intersectionality, during the Black Lives Matter movement and on Twitter promoted news stories and books she felt were important.

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