Emma Watson posed for the cover of British Vogue and talked about how glad she is that she stopped pursuing an acting career.
According to the actress, having abandoned her acting career, she felt much freer. According to the actress, sometimes it seemed to her that the characters she played on screen were “much more real” than herself.
"I'm so glad I gave up acting. I feel like I have my own voice, creative space and freedom that I didn't have before - I'm more autonomous. I'm so glad that I allowed myself to let things go for a while, to allow myself to not know what would happen next. Knowing where I ended up, I wouldn’t trade it for anything.”
Emma said that by focusing on herself, she gained a new perspective on Hollywood, where she was constantly surrounded by beautiful and successful people. According to her, none of this matters if you are unhappy with yourself when there are no cameras pointed at you.
She added that by giving up her career, she was able to make time for many important things: for example, she is studying creative writing at Oxford. “Because my career is moving so quickly, the decision to make time for these things seemed very important to me.”
At the moment, the actress has not acted in films for four years: the last full-length film in which Emma Watson starred was Little Women. directed by Greta Gerwig. Now she is concentrating on her studies. In addition, the actress opened a company producing alcoholic beverages together with her brother.