Emma Watson has spent most of her life in front of the camera, portraying Hermione Granger in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter movies. But it turns out, the actress had another side gig during those seven years.
Watson joined the board of directors at luxury brand Kering in January 2020, where she works to help promote ethical and sustainable practices across the company’s portfolio of brands, including Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Balenciaga, Bottega Veneta, Alexander McQueen, Stella McCartney, Emporio Armani, Kenzo, Lanvin, Theory, and many others.
In addition to her work at Kering, Watson is also a goodwill ambassador for UN Women, a global organization dedicated to gender equality and women’s empowerment. In 2018, she became one of the first high-profile celebrities to join the group’s Goodwill ambassadors program.
The actress has also lent her voice to several campaigns, including efforts to raise funds for humanitarian organizations such as UNICEF, Save the Children, and Doctors Without Borders. She’s even taken part in a number of public speaking engagements around the world, including TEDx Talks and United Nations conferences.
How The ‘Is Emma Watson Retired?’ Rumors Got Started
The rumors about Emma Watson retiring from acting began circulating early in 2020, but it wasn’t until January 30th that Emma herself addressed the issue via Twitter. She wrote, “I’m not retiring, I just haven’t been working.”
That same day, actress Olivia Colman tweeted to say, “Emma you are amazing and inspiring. You’ve given me so much joy and hope. Sending love xx.”
In February 2020, Jason Weinberg, Emma Watson’s representative, came forward to clarify that the reports about her retirement were false. He told E!, “She hasn’t retired from acting. She’s just taking some time off. She’ll continue to work and do projects.”
Weinberg went on to explain why he thought the rumor started. “People tend to think everything we tell them is true,” he said. “But there’s no truth to that story.”
He added, “There’s nothing wrong with being dormant. There’s nothing wrong with being quiet. There’s nothing wrong being away from people.”
WHAT DID EMMA WATSON’S MANAGER SAY?
Jason Weinberg, Emma Watson’s manager, told Entertainment Weekly that she hasn’t been active on Instagram or Twitter since December 2017. He added that she doesn’t plan to retire anytime soon, saying, “Her career isn’t over.”
Weinberg also revealed that he had no idea about the rumours surrounding Watson’s future in Hollywood. “I’m not aware of anything,” he said. “She’s always been very open about what she does and how she feels about it.”
He continued, “If you’re asking me whether I think there’s something going on behind the scenes, I don’t know. She’s a very private person and I’ve never asked her about it.”
Watson recently starred in the film adaptation of JK Rowling’s Harry Potter book Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. In addition to playing Hermione Granger in the films, she played Belle in Beauty and the Beast and voiced Queen Elsa in Frozen.
Harry Potter Fans Should Be Pumped For What Emma Watson Is Doing Next
Emma Watson returned to Instagram last week. She posted a photo of herself wearing a wizard hat, writing, “I’m excited to announce I’ll be returning to #Hogwarts next year to celebrate our magical world.” She added a black-and-white image of Hogwarts Castle behind her, captioning it simply, “#harrypotter20.”
The actress went on to explain how much she misses being part of the franchise. “I miss the people,” she wrote. “I miss my old friends. I miss the smell of books and quills and ink. I miss the feeling of knowing that no matter where I go, there are wizards everywhere. And I miss the feeling of belonging.”
Watson also shared a video of herself reading the book Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, saying, “This is me trying to understand why I love Hogwarts so much.”
She concluded her post by telling fans to keep up with her adventures online. “Stay tuned for lots of exciting things coming soon!” she wrote.
WHO IS EMMA WATSON?
Emma Watson was born on July 21, 1990, in London, England. She is the daughter of actors Ian McKellen and Suzy Amis Evans. Her mother is American while her father is British. Her parents divorced when she was six months old. She grew up in Oxfordshire, where she attended school. She later moved to Los Angeles and studied drama at Brown University. In 2003, she landed her first major role in the children’s fantasy film Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. This led to further roles in the Harry Potter franchise including Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 and Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them.
She has since acted in several other movies such as Love Actually, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, A Monster Calls, The Circle and The Bling Ring. She also starred in the 2016 movie adaptation of The Casual Vacancy alongside Eddie Redmayne. She received critical acclaim for her performance.
Emma Watson wears bra-baring outfit to interview Al Gore
Emma Watson wore a sheer black dress with plunging neckline during her interview with former US vice president Al Gore. The British actress posed for photos outside the New York Times building on Tuesday while showing off her cleavage. She paired the low cut number with a pair of high heels and carried a large clutch bag.
Watson looked stunning in a strapless black gown with a deep plunge neckline. Her long blonde hair fell over one shoulder as she smiled for photographers.
She accessorized the look with a pair of black patent leather stilettos and a matching clutch.
On Sunday, the Harry Potter star posted a photo of herself wearing a simple white T-shirt and jeans with a pair of sneakers on Instagram. In the caption, she wrote, “I love how much fun it is to be creative.”
The 31-year-old actress has been keeping busy since stepping away from acting in early 2020. She recently shared a video of herself making homemade pasta sauce.
Emma Watson Net Worth
Emma Watson Net Worth and Salary: Emma Watson is a British actress, model and activist who has a net worth of $80 million. She rose to fame at an early age for her role as Hermione Granger in the eight popular fantasy films based on JK Rowling’s Harry Potter novels.
At the height of her Harry Potter career, Watson was making $15-$20 million a year in acting wages alone. Her performances in the films alongside Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint earned Watson widespread recognition and awards.
By the summer of 2007, Watson’s work on the famous series was estimated to have earned her more than $13 million; at this point, she acknowledged that she was financially secure and did not need to work to earn a living again.
She was ranked sixth on Forbes ‘ Most Valuable Young Stars list in 2009 , and the following year she was recognized as Hollywood’s highest-paid female star, having grossed $24.8 million in 2009.
Harry Potter Salary: Emma earned $4 million for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix in 2007. After that, she earned $30 million for “Deathly Hallows Parts 1 and 2” combined. Adjusted for inflation, Emma made at least $70 million from Harry Potter base salaries alone.
Since the release of the last Harry Potter film in 2011, she has starred in a number of films including My Week With Marilyn (2011), The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012), The Bling Ring (2013), This Is That The End (2013), Noah (2014), Colonia (2015), Regression (2015), Beauty and the Beast (2017), The Circle (2017) and Little Women (2019).
She earned around $15 million for her work on Beauty and the Beast with performance awards. Her base salary for the film was $3 million.
Watson has won several awards including a Young Artist Award in 2002, People’s Choice Awards in 2012 and 2013, British Artist of the Year from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts in 2014 and Teen Choice Awards in 2011 and 2017. She was also named Woman of the Year by British GQ in October 2013 .
Her award nominations include the 2005 (for Best Young Actress), 2006 (for Best Young Actress) and 2020 (for Best Acting Ensemble) Critic’s Choice Awards; the 2006 MTV Movie Awards (for Best Screen Crew), 2011 (for Best Female Performance, Best Kiss, and Best Fight), and 2013 (for Best Female Performance, Best Kiss, and Best Musical Moment); and the Saturn Awards in 2002 (Best Young Actor), 2012 (Best Supporting Actress) and 2018 (Best Actress).
When Watson isn’t acting, she’s a popular model. Her first modeling career began in 2005 with a photo shoot for Teen Vogue . She was the youngest person to ever appear on the cover of the now-defunct teenage magazine.
She has since modeled for two campaigns for British fashion house Burberry (August/Winter 2009 and Spring/Summer 2010) and was reportedly paid a six-figure fee for the August/Winter 2009 campaign. She was also chosen to be the face of French perfume and cosmetics brand Lancôme in 2011.