Life after Harry Potter for actress Emma Watson has become a juggling act. From taking a stand for women in her new role at the United Nations to graduating from Hogwarts to mature movies, Watson is making it clear that she’s determined to make a name for herself, reported the Hollywood Reporter.
Emma first gained attention by launching the HeForShe campaign in New York City, which is designed to encourage men to support feminism. She revealed that the response to her speech overwhelmed her.
“I’ve been stunned by the amount of men in my life that have contacted me since my speech to tell me to keep going, and that they want to make sure that their daughters will still be alive to see a world where women have power and equality, economically and politically.”
In addition, the actress has taken on a wide range of film roles. In the Bling Ring, for example, Watson played one of a group of teens obsessed with celebrities who rob stars’ homes.
She also will be appearing in the yet-to-be-released film Regression with Ethan Hawke, reported Stack News. The suspense movie features Hawke as a detective tracking a father whose daughter, played by Watson, accuses him of committing a crime he cannot remember.
As a psychologist works with the father, a mystery that has impacted the entire nation is revealed. In addition to Emma and Ethan, Regression stars David Dencik as the father and David Thewlis as the psychologist.
As for Watson’s personal life? She recently broke up with boyfriend Matthew Janey, according to Us Weekly.
“It was a mutual decision,” said an insider. “[Emma has] moved on and is currently busy with work and her lining up some philanthropic pushes.”
Emma has dated both British lads and American boys. She explained the difference to Ellen DeGeneres, below.
She also currently is filming a drama Colonia Dignidad. Based on a true story, the film reveals how a German wife played by Emma hunts desperately for her kidnapped husband.
And although Watson is too busy to talk Harry Potter sequels, the film and books franchise is still going strong as the Inquisitr reported.
From an exhibit and lectures at Yale Medical School to Harry Potter chocolate and engagement rings, the lure of the boy wizard remains. Also showing the power of Potter is the net worth of the author and actors.
Rowling has become the world’s first author to have a net worth of $1 billion. Surpassing his co-actors, Daniel Radcliffe’s net worth is $110 million. Watson, who played Hermione Granger, is worth $60 million. And Rupert Grint, who played Ron Weasley, has a net worth of $50 million.
And for those who want to celebrate Harry Potter, “Warner Bros Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter” is expanding to re-create the Hogwarts Express and Platform 9 ¾, reported Digital Spy. Visitors can view the results on March 19, which is scheduled to coincide with the attraction’s third anniversary.
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