For the majority of the population, Emma Watson represents something. Be it the smart Hermione Granger from ‘Harry Potter’ or brave Belle from ‘Beauty and the Beast’, her roles have always been spectacular. But ever since her last film, Greta Gerwig’s Little Women’ which released way back in 2019, Watson has been missing from the spotlight. Many speculated what could have happened to the actress. Recently, news of her career being ‘dormant’ broke many hearts. Now, we have the full story
About: Emma Watson
Born in 1990, Emma Watson is well known for playing Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter films. Before this big break, she only worked in school plays. After the last Harry Potter film, ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Emma balanced her time in order to continue acting and finish her education. Since then, she has appeared in some wonderful movies like ‘Noah’, ‘The Circle’, ‘The Perks of Being a Wallflower’ and ‘Little Women’.
Emma was appointed as UN Women Goodwill Ambassador in 2014. She has been the pioneer behind the Un Women campaign HeForShe. She has also been appointed to a G7 body in 2019 to talk about women’s rights in foreign policy.
The ‘dormant’ situation
The Daily Mail recently reported that Emma Watson’s publicist said that the actress’ career has become ‘dormant’. It was also informed that Emma would be refraining from committing to any project in the near future. For the past few months, Emma’s social media accounts have remained quiet. While there is an official notice about the same on Instagram, fans were left wondering if Emma was retiring as an actor. Her absence from social media could easily be from the backlash she faced during the Black Lives Matter movement as well as her involvement in the movie ‘The Circle’ which dealt with the dark side of social media networks. As for the movies, Emma Watson has long accepted that she is picky about the movies and chooses roles very carefully. Even with all these facts, the truth is that this sudden announcement about being ‘dormant’ left many scared.
The truth of the matter, as explained by her manager, is that Emma has taken a break from social media. It is being told that while her social media accounts are dormant, her acting career certainly isn’t. It isn’t like she needs to earn anymore- Emma’s net worth comes around $80 million. Presently, it is rumoured that she is spending time with her rumoured fiance, Leo Alexander Robinton. The two have certainly kept their relationship very private.
Watson’s future plans
So what does this mean for Emma’s career as an actor? We do not know. There are no confirmed movies that she is set to appear in and no further commitments. But that does not mean we have not received rumours about the same.
According to some, Marvel is apparently pursuing Emma. Her name has been linked with both ‘Black Widow’ as well as ‘Doctor Strange: the Multiverse of Madness’. While it is not clear what role she could possibly play in ‘Black Widow’- perhaps a cameo as another Black widow or a KGB agent- she could appear in Doctor Strange as Clea, a sorceress from the comics.
These are mere speculations. If Emma were to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it would be a delight. For now, all that is said is that Emma Watson is on a break from acting.