“I probably would have been public enemy No. 1”: Emma Watson Revealed Why She Returned as Hermione Granger Despite Her Hesitation to Join $7.7B Harry Potter Franchise

Emma Watson Revealed Why She Returned as Hermione Granger Despite Her Hesitation to Join $7.7B Harry Potter Franchise
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The Harry Potter franchise is one of the most popular and immensely loved films series, based on books by J.K. Rowling. The movie introduced Harry (Daniel Radcliffe), Ron (Rupert Grint), and Hermione (Emma Watson) in 2001. The actors were part of the franchise for more than a decade and activated global stardom for their roles. The actress Emma Watson is still known for her role as Hermoine Granger from the Harry Potter series. However, there was once a time when the actress wanted to quit the film series.

Emma Watson
Emma Watson As Hermione Granger

As per the reports, Emma Watson was doubtful about her return as a Hermoine Granger after doing the fifth installment of the film series. She shared later about being thankful that she stayed part of the films till the end. 

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Emma Watson wanted to leave the Harry Potter series

According to reports by Digital Spy, Emma Watson was once unsure of being part of the further installments of the Harry Potter franchise. The star shared that she felt scared of her newfound fame. Director David Yates recalled that the young actress wanted to back out from the series in her teen years. The actress shared in the interview, 

“I can see that. At times, I was lonely. I think I was scared. I don’t know if you ever felt like it got to a tipping point when you were like… ‘This is kind of forever now’.”

However, she decided against her initial doubts and worked on the further installments of the franchise.

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Emma Watson as Hermione Granger
Emma Watson

The Beauty and the Beast actress was once asked how she would have felt if she had left the franchise. The actress shared with TIME, 

“I probably would have been public enemy No. 1. I would have found it very difficult watching the movies being made without me as a part of them because I grew up making them. Being a part of this film franchise feels like part of my identity in a way. I would have gotten a lot more sleep. But I definitely made the right decision.”

Emma Watson was part of the franchise for more than ten years along with Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint

Emma Watson on her struggles during filming Harry Potter

The Harry Potter film series is based on the children’s fantasy novels written by J.K. Rowling. Emma Watson joined the series when she was only 11 years old. Like her on-screen character, she juggled her studies and shoots, which became quite difficult for her. Being associated with such s successful series became tough to deal with at a young age for the actress.

Emma Watson
Emma Watson as Hermione Granger

Harry Potter became global fame after the release and massive success of the first movie, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. The sequels included Harry Potter and the Chamber of SecretsHarry Potter and the Prisoner of AzkabanHarry Potter and the Goblet of FireHarry Potter and the Order of the PhoenixHarry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1, and Part 2. The film franchise was wildly successful and stands as the third-highest-grossing film series of all time. The films earned a total of $7.7 billion at the global box office. 

Also read- Emma Watson And Daniel Radcliffe Were Not Happy With Hermione And Harry’s Dialogues In Harry Potter Scripts

Source- TIME


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