Could Emma Watson be moving behind the camera? After her latest Instagram post, fans are speculating that the Harry Potter actress might soon pivot from acting to directing.
Behind The Scenes
“Getting behind the camera and learning how it works is about the most empowering thing I’ve learned in lockdown,” she captioned her post. “As a young woman, I always thought the most glamorous and exciting thing would be to be someone’s ‘muse’; and of course as women, we are inspiring… but wow it’s something else to be able to tell your own story and other people’s.”
This isn’t the first time the Beauty and the Beast actress has sparked career-change rumors. Earlier this year, we reported on a Daily Mail article that claimed that Watson’s agent said she’d gone “dormant,” which many took to mean she was retiring from the movie business. The story went on to say that she was taking a step back from the spotlight to focus on spending time with her “rumored fiancé” Leo Robinton.
Since Watson’s last on-screen appearance was in 2019 for Greta Gerwig’s Little Women, the gossip picked up steam. Her manager quickly laid these rumors to rest with a statement to Entertainment Weekly: “Emma’s social media accounts are dormant, but her career isn’t.”
The actress weighed in on social media, tweeting, “Rumours about whether I’m engaged or not, or whether my career is ‘dormant or not’ are ways to create clicks each time they are revealed to be true or untrue. If I have news — I promise I’ll share it with you.”
Celebrities like Reese Witherspoon and former Harry Potter co-star Evanna Lynch showed support in the comments of the Bling Ring star’s latest post.
“Wow I can’t wait to see what you’re making here!!” Lynch wrote. Neither can we!