According to a clip from the upcoming Harry Potter reunion, ‘Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts,’ actress Emma Watson nearly abandoned the popular Harry Potter franchise at one point. Hermione Granger was played by the actor in the series.
Emma Watson was only 11 years old when the first Harry Potter film, ‘Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,’ was released. For a decade, she portrayed Hermoine in the eight-part series, becoming recognized as the fictional character.
According to the Hindustan Times, during the production of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, director David Yates was warned by the studio that Watson ‘wasn’t sure whether she wanted to come back.’
Why did Emma Watson Want To Quit Harry Potter Franchise?
Although Watson intended to continue performing after appearing in Harry Potter, the young star desired a vacation from the industry. She hoped to spend her life after Harry Potter focused on her study and living out the college experience. So, by the time the screenplay for Wallflower arrived, Watson had requested that her agency not give her any movie scripts.
Watson admitted to being scared and lonely at the time. “I guess I was afraid,” she added. “I don’t know if you ever felt like it came to a point where you were like, ‘This is sort of forever now.'” “It was about the time of Order of the Phoenix that things began to heat up.”
Wallflower, on the other hand, slipped through the gaps courtesy of Watson’s agency. After then, Watson was too enthralled by the script to turn it down.
“Perks found his way beneath the door. She remarked, “I really believe you should read this one,” and while I had been reading other things, Perks was the first to catch my attention. I felt it would be incredibly essential to produce this film because I believe it may greatly help a young child who watches it. “It seemed extremely unique in certain ways,” she once told Roobla.
Watson prepared for the part by watching films with a similar tone, as the film was a coming-of-age drama.
Watson’s role in Wallflower was a refreshing change of pace for the actor. She’d spent the majority of her youth and adolescence as Hermione. It got to the point where The Bling Ring actress felt constrained by both her character and the celebrity position that came with it.
And she ultimately felt that her Wallflower persona, Samantha Button, allowed Watson to relax in a manner that Hermione did not.