Emma Watson Loves Painting, Would Love To Try Theater

Emma Watson doesn’t spend too much time stressing about her Hollywood career these days. In fact, she seems more than willing to explore other options.

Although most actresses would kill to have the amount of success Watson enjoyed during her run in the Harry Potter series, Watson doesn’t seem overly interested in devoting all of her energy to the industry. She’s appeared in a handful of post-Potter pictures, but for the most part she’s kept a pretty low profile.

During her chat with Wonderland magazine, Emma revealed that she’s ready to take her talents to other mediums. While it’s obvious that she isn’t completely turning her back on acting, she doesn’t intend to limit herself by selecting one avenue of artistic expression.

“I feel like I have so much more to accomplish as an actress. I’d love to try theater and that’s a whole other thing. But when I finish my degree, I will have a lot more time to pursue other passions, and I want to figure out what those will be,” Emma Watson told the publication.

She added, “I love having something completely unrelated to the film industry. I want to find something that will let me use my brain in another way. I like connecting people who aren’t part of that world too. I love painting. So maybe I hone in on that and do more art classes? Or maybe something different.”

Why did the actress decide to head in a different direction after the Harry Potter series wrapped up? The Inquisitr previously reported that Watson was very concerned about getting typecast in Hollywood. Instead of playing Hermoine Granger over and over again, she decided to enroll at Brown University to pursue a degree in English.

However, just because Emma headed to college doesn’t necessarily mean she intends to party the hours away. She explained, “I don’t like to party. The truth is that I’m genuinely a shy, socially awkward, introverted person. At a big party, I’m like Bambie in the headlights. It’s too much stimulation for me, which is why I end up going to the bathroom! I need time outs!”

While fans can catch Emma Watson on the big screen in the epic drama Noah, she’s also working with acclaimed writer-director Alejandro Amenábar in the upcoming thriller Regression. The film, which is presently scheduled to hit theaters next year, stars Ethan Hawke and David Thewlis as well.

What do you think about the way Emma Watson has approached her film career?