Emma Watson: I Almost Gave Up Acting After Harry Potter Fame

rs_300x300-130604204529-600.EWatson.ms.060413Achieving fame at such a young age seemed to overwhelm Emma Watson, to the point where she even wondered if Hollywood was the right fit for her.

The Harry Potter actress admitted to Total Film magazine that she took a much-needed break after the films’ massive success to gain a little perspective and balance.

“I basically took two years out and stepped as far away from it as I could—I mean theHarry Potter films were still coming out but I took time to really try and figure out who I was and what I wanted to do,” she explained, as excerpted by Huffington Post U.K.  “I even considered not being an actress.”

Watson, who stars in the upcoming flick The Bling Ring, admitted to the mag that it was somewhat of a challenge to step into her new role, despite having a few key similarities with the character.

“I think anyone can relate to those teenage years when you’re feeling pressured by what your friends are doing, feeling very image conscious, wanting to fit in,” she said.

“What I couldn’t really identify with was that I’m quite a private person and Nicki’s an exhibitionist—she absolutely loves attention and wants to be seen. So she’s really the opposite from me from that perspective.”

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