Emma Watson seriously thought she might NEVER act again!
After the final Harry Potter flick wrapped, Emma traded in her Hogwarts education for an Ivy League one at Brown University and considered quitting show business for good!
But after the media started to speculate whether Emma COULD even have a career in acting if she wanted one, the English actress decided to show the world she still had some talent left in her tank!
What really got under Emma's skin was when one of her professors told her she shouldn't act anymore! Watson recently explained:
"A professor told me that they didn’t think I should act, either. So I was really grappling with it and wasn’t feeling good about it. And then, I don’t know … it got so bad and people had put me in a box so much that it started pissing me off! I suddenly wanted to prove them wrong. It gave me fuel, in a way. I’m not sure why that shift happened.
And prove them all wrong she did!!!
Emma took a small part in 2011's My Week With Marilyn but it was her role in The Perks Of Being A Wallflower that made her realize the perks of being a movie star! Emma says:
"I read the script for The Perks of Being a Wallflower, and falling in love with that and then having such a great experience on that movie kind of sealed the deal for me. I stopped intellectualizing it, and it became much more instinctual. I just got the bug and got very driven all of a sudden, which I really wasn’t before. But I’m so happy. It’s all felt very new to me, really."
We think you FOR SURE made the right decision, Em! Your Hermoine days are over! You're all grown up and we just think you are AH-Mazing!
Some people are meant to see movies, others are meant to STAR in them! And you, babe…you're right where you belong!
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