Emma Watson's publicist responds to acting retirement rumours

Dusty Baxter-Wright
·2-min read
Photo credit: Paul Bruinooge - Getty Images
Photo credit: Paul Bruinooge - Getty Images

From Cosmopolitan

After Harry Potter's Emma Watson trended on social media yesterday [25 February] when it was reported she'd retired from acting for good, her publicist has released a statement to clarify the claims.

Earlier this month, Cameron Diaz announced we probably won't see her in a movie again, revealing she's dedicating her time to other projects and family life for now.

It was then reported that 30-year-old Emma had taken a similar stance, with MailOnline claiming she was keen to step out of the acting spotlight. Apparently, her manager had said her career was "dormant", which they'd interpreted to mean she'd "given up acting" and had "decided to step back from the limelight".

Photo credit: Paul Bruinooge - Getty Images
Photo credit: Paul Bruinooge - Getty Images

Fans were obviously devastated by the news, taking to Twitter to share their feelings. "Let’s all appreciate and thank Emma Watson for playing Hermione Granger," one wrote, while another added, "Gonna miss the Emma Watson cinematic universe."

A third tweeted, "Thank you so much Emma. We will miss you."

The good news is, Emma's manager has since spoken out about the rumours and insisted they're not quite true. In a statement to Entertainment Weekly, Jason Weinberg explained, "Emma's social media accounts are dormant but her career isn't."

Photo credit: Taylor Hill - Getty Images
Photo credit: Taylor Hill - Getty Images

So while you might not be getting an Instagram selfie anytime soon, there might be an Emma Watson movie in the works at some stage. Great news!

Her last film, Little Women, was released in 2019. Before then came The Circle and the live-action Beauty and the Beast, which followed on from the hugely successful Harry Potter franchise. We're excited for whatever's next.

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