Emma Watson says she hasn't made a film since 'Little Girls' as a result of she 'wasn't very completely happy': 'I felt a bit caged'

  • Emma Watson hasn’t made a film since 2018, and there is a good motive for that.
  • “I wasn’t very completely happy, if I am being sincere,” she stated in an interview. “I feel I felt caged.”
  • Watson plans on directing a music video for an unnamed artist subsequent.

There’s an excellent motive why you have not seen Emma Watson in a film in a number of years.

Because the actor not too long ago informed The Monetary Instances, she “wasn’t very completely happy” with the machinations of Hollywood. 

“I feel I felt a bit caged,” Watson stated. “The factor I discovered actually laborious was that I needed to exit and promote one thing that I actually did not have very a lot management over. To face in entrance of a movie and have each journalist be capable to say, ‘How does this align together with your viewpoint?’” 

“It was very tough to must be the face and the spokesperson for issues the place I did not get to be concerned within the course of,” she added. “I used to be held accountable in a method that I started to search out actually irritating, as a result of I did not have a voice, I did not have a say.”

“I solely wished to face in entrance of issues the place if somebody was going to provide me flak about it, I might say, in a method that did not make me hate myself, ‘Sure, I screwed up, it was my choice, I ought to have performed higher,” she added. 

In consequence, Watson hasn’t made a film since she wrapped capturing “Little Girls” in late 2018.

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Emma Watson starred in “Little Girls” alongside Florence Pugh, Saoirse Ronan, and Eliza Scanlen.

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However the actor, who has additionally beforehand appeared in films just like the “Harry Potter” movies and Disney’s live-action adaptation of “Magnificence and the Beast,” hasn’t been completely inactive in Hollywood since she went on hiatus.

She wrote and directed an advert marketing campaign in 2022 for Prada’s Paradoxe perfume, as an example.

“Folks all the time informed me I ought to direct and produce, even once I was on ‘Potter,’” she stated, including that it was solely her brother Alex Watson “and associates asking for favours — ‘I must do a photograph shoot’ or ‘I am making a video’ — that made me realise I truly know rather a lot about that.”

Watson’s subsequent undertaking shall be directing a music video for an artist she will not title in the mean time, though “you’ll undoubtedly have heard of him.” 

As for whether or not she’ll act once more at some point, the actor unequivocally stated, “Sure.” 

“I really like what I do,” she defined. “It is discovering a method to do it the place I haven’t got to fracture myself into totally different faces and folks. And I simply do not wish to change into robotic mode any extra.”