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‘Devastating’: Harry Potter fans react to Emma Watson retirement rumours

‘I will not be getting over this,’ wrote one fan

Louis Chilton
Thursday 25 February 2021 12:36
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Emma Watson fans have reacted to the rumours that the Harry Potter star is retiring from acting.

The actor is best known for playing Hermione Granger in the children’s fantasy adaptations, and has also starred in films including Beauty and the Beast (2017) and Little Women (2019).

Watson’s agent told The Daily Mail that the 30-year-old star has gone “dormant”, with the publication interpreting the remark as an announcement that she has “given up acting”.

Fans of Watson shared their support for the actor on social media.

“Emma Watson has given us some of the most iconic roles,” wrote one Twitter user. “I’m wishing her all the best for the future. she deserves this.”

“Emma Watson retiring is something very personal to me,” wrote another. “No I will not be getting over this.”

“ Emma Watson retiring is so bittersweet,” wrote another fan.

“Couldn’t thank her enough for all the confidence she inspired in me growing up, it’s a devastating thing to hear but I’m also so incredibly happy for her choosing to retire. Can’t wait to see what amazing things she does next.”

Someone else simply put: “This is a devastation.”

The Independent has contacted Watson’s representatives for comment.

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