According to a report in the Daily Mail, Emma has gone ‘dormant’, stated her agent who went on to claim that she’s ‘given up acting’.
The report further states that Emma, who has been an actress since she was 9, has decided to a step back from the limelight. She is reportedly looking forward to spending time with her rumoured fiancé, Leo Robinton, with who she has been romancing for about 18 months.
The actress is also not taking on any new projects.
With these swirling rumours, came a wave of reactions from fans on social media. Those following Emma’s work from her ‘Harry Potter’ days, right up to her 2019 film ‘Little Women’, expressed their shock over the news. While some wished her the best and respected her decision to leave behind show business, there were many others who were left in absolute shambles.
See the fan reaction that poured in on Twitter:
a moment of silence for emma watson’s amazing acting roles https://t.co/BGPYY65N4E
— seni (@lizzieshermione) 1614209388000
We are so proud of you Emma Watson and all you achieve.Your fight for women rights is so inspiring.Thank you for… https://t.co/WcN3aBE1VT
— nini²³⁸❈⁵ (@Kjapanesetoe) 1614260779000
Emma Watson retiring is something very personal to me. No I will not be getting over this https://t.co/1DKfYZZGNo
— I like book boys (@Iambarelyahuman) 1614208455000
emma watson has given us some of the most iconic roles. i’m wishing her all the best for the future. she deserves t… https://t.co/foYUqN5d2H
— Sien (@dob_styles) 1614250641000
i did NOT expect to wake up and read that Emma Watson is retiring from acting but she’s doing what’s best for her s… https://t.co/kwMbz2rOLQ
— tyler ✪⧗ (@twhenneke) 1614260946000
Since Emma Watson is retiring It’s time to thank her for bringing hermione granger to life she did such a good job… https://t.co/fNKKieIuL7
— Kels (@ShoujoIsMyLove) 1614256071000
emma watson’s first and last role.hermione granger in harry potter and the philosopher’s stone (2001) & meg march… https://t.co/DSHZoiQnGt
— courtney (@infamousmargot) 1614257939000
emma watson is retiring. we didn’t appreciate her career enough https://t.co/VwkeHkTNh2
— fran multi ️️ (@hpspideywayne) 1614258734000
Emma Watson’s roles were truly iconic. I’m wishing her the absolute best & regardless of what happens to the future… https://t.co/GFnWranDuA
— Julian: into the Julian-Verse | BLM (@cooljulian5) 1614261635000
in honour of emma watson’s retirement https://t.co/agGFlHiM6f
— courtney (@infamousmargot) 1614187765000
me when i read that Emma Watson had retired: https://t.co/wYZ2Jc79Of
— nat (@witchblackwidow) 1614243515000
Emma Watson is retiring from acting.You’ll always be our Hermione Granger. https://t.co/RnDKg8mW8b
— Professor Snape (@_Snape_) 1614268258000