There is news that is more surprising than others, and the one we discuss in this article has the benefit of making us intrigued and happy, in addition to being part of the Surprising category. We just got word that Emma Watson will be running her own projects. We take stock, although the rumors tended to go in the opposite direction.
Rumors that Emma Watson is giving up her career
On February 25, 2021, the Daily Mail Australia made an explosive announcement. According to her article, Emma Watson’s agent had stated that she was no longer a “sleeping” actress and had “given up playing”. Those words had made so much noise on the internet that his manager had to speak. Jason Weinberg, Watson’s manager at United Entertainment, actually pounced on the testimony of Watson’s agent to contradict her. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly on the same day, and in agreement with the actress, he claimed that Emma Watson’s career was absolutely not “dormant”:
Emma’s social media accounts are dormant, but her career is not.
Emma Watson’s career in the film industry is by no means on hold: the latter simply decided it was time for her to step behind the camera.
A new project is currently underway
It all starts with a snapshot of Emma Watson revealed on her Instagram account, this snapshot:
The 31-year-old is holding a big camera and in the other shot he crouches down to film. We can read in the description:
As a young woman, I always thought that the most glamorous and exciting thing was to be someone’s “muse”; and of course we inspire as women … but wow it’s a different matter to be able to tell your own story and that of others.
An interview with Elle magazine tells us more about the topic. Emma Watson actually confided in what she learned during the lockdown, and she revealed that for the first time she felt a lot stronger behind the camera. She explains for the magazine:
Getting behind the camera and learning how it works is pretty much the most empowering thing I’ve learned during lockdown.
It appears, therefore, that Emma Watson is now trying to film and run her own projects and rumors are currently being spun. Emma Watson’s post has received praise from actors and producers such as Reese Witherspoon (actress and producer who won an Oscar for best actress in 2005 for her role in Walk the Line). And if you want to know how Emma Watson previously asked to be left alone, we invite you to read our previous article on the subject.