If you’ve noticed how we seem to have stopped hearing from Emma Watson for quite a while now, this new report suggests that her lack of presence both in show business and in social media could be for good.
Fans have been flooding Twitter with farewell words and appreciation posts due to the shocking announcement concerning Watson’s alleged retirement from Hollywood.
Watson’s agent and publicist reportedly told Daily Mail that the actress’s career has gone “dormant,” and that she is “not taking on new commitments.” Her purpose for finally stepping away from the spotlight is to spend more time with her rumored fiance, Leo Robinton, whom she’s been dating for 18 months.
Daily Mail adds that as per their source, Watson has gone underground and is settling down with Leo. “They’re laying low. Maybe she wants a family,” the source explains.
Watson and Robinton are speculated to have met in 2017 at a Women’s Match in Washington, D.C., but their first time being photographed together was in October 2019. According to Daily Mail, the couple secretly lived in Ibiza in early January and spent mornings “reading the papers over smoothies at a vegan cafe.”
If proven true, then this marks the end of Watson’s 21-year career in the acting industry. Watson, who made her acting debut as Hermoine Granger in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (2001), has gone on to become one of Hollywood’s most sought-after actresses. After becoming a household name in the widely popular Harry Potter film series, she also starred in other successful films like My Week with Marilyn, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, and Beauty and the Beast. Her latest project is the 2019 Oscar-winning film adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s ‘Little Women.’
Related: The Greta Gerwig-directed Little Women adaptation is coming to Netflix this July!
After the news broke out, fans immediately took to Twitter and expressed their sadness. One fan wrote: “I actually cannot believe Emma Watson is retiring…it’s devastating! However, I fully respect her choice and hope to see her do amazing things, whatever she chooses.”
“Emma Watson retiring is something very personal to me. No I will not be getting over this,” another Twitter user added.
Check out some of the fans’ tribute posts to Emma Watson.
emma watson has given us some of the most iconic roles. i’m wishing her all the best for the future. she deserves this. 💛 pic.twitter.com/jGvb9HwBtz
— Sien 🌸 (@dob_styles) February 25, 2021
emma watson playing hermione granger is something that is so personal to me pic.twitter.com/WN1g5Vex3K
— el IS SAM’S GIRLFRIEND (@bxttysgxrden) February 25, 2021
Just heard about Emma Watson retiring. 😔 We will miss you queen 💛
Thank you for being such an integral part of my childhood and for giving us all the brilliant moments on screen. I hope you enjoy your new life! Stay happy 🧡
Your biggest fan pic.twitter.com/IIlPh6P0ad
— ☄️Comet☄️ (@ShiningComet_) February 25, 2021
As of this writing, Emma Watson has neither confirmed nor denied the news.
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