Now, six years since her last appearance as Hermione Granger, Emma Watson is debuting in another starring role as Belle in the remake of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.
This is a story chronicling Watson’s hiatus and focus on feminist activism in the hopes of shaking off her Harry Potter image and establishing a reputation on her own terms. This piece will follow her haircuts, fashion awards, speeches, and minor roles up until the premiere of her newest film and the new Emma, or the real Emma as she’d describe it. I hope to reveal how she’s a better actress because of this time off.
Sometimes breaks from what we know best reveal sides of ourselves that others were never privy to.
Thank you for considering this story.