Emma Watson opens up about acting hiatus after ‘Little Women’: Felt caged and unhappy – Yahoo! Voices

Emma Watson opens up about acting hiatus after ‘Little Women’: Felt caged and unhappy – Yahoo! Voices

Emma Watson’s Thoughts on ‘Little Women’


Recently, a news article published in Yahoo! Voices reported Emma Watson’s comments on her latest work in the industry. According to the article, the actress stated that she hasn’t made a movie since ‘Little Women’ because she ‘wasn’t very happy’: ‘I felt a bit caged.’ This has raised curiosity among her fans and critics alike, and people are wondering about the reasons behind her statement. Let’s try to explore more about what she said.

Emma Watson and ‘Little Women’

The Movie and its Reception

‘Little Women’ was a movie adaptation of a classic novel by Louisa May Alcott, directed by Greta Gerwig, and released in 2019. The movie stars Saoirse Ronan, Florence Pugh, Timothée Chalamet, and of course, Emma Watson. The movie was a critical and commercial success, earning several award nominations and a box-office collection of $218 million. Critics and audiences alike praised the movie’s aesthetic beauty, story-telling, and performances, and Emma Watson’s portrayal of Meg March was also well-received.

Watson’s Comments on the Movie

However, Watson’s recent comments on the movie have highlighted a different side of the story. According to Yahoo! Voices, she said, “I’m not sure what they [the fans] would like me to do. I’m only just realizing that myself, but I felt a little bit caged by it.” She also added, “I felt more like I’d made all the movies I wanted to make and I was so excited about ‘Little Women’ I was like, ‘Oh my God, I get to play Meg March, it’s so cool.’ And then all of a sudden, I was like, ‘I don’t know what I’m supposed to be doing. This doesn’t feel like me.'”

Emma Watson’s Career and Life

Life after ‘Harry Potter’

Emma Watson became a household name with her role as Hermione Granger in the ‘Harry Potter’ franchise. However, since the end of the series, she has been trying to establish herself as a versatile actress in the industry. She has appeared in movies such as ‘The Perks of Being a Wallflower,’ ‘Noah,’ ‘The Bling Ring,’ and ‘Beauty and the Beast.’ Apart from acting, she has also been actively involved in various humanitarian causes, such as gender equality, education, and sustainability.

Challenges of being a Public Figure

Being a public figure can be rewarding, but it can also be challenging, as Emma Watson’s comments suggest. The pressure to maintain a certain image, meet fan expectations, and handle media scrutiny can take a toll on an individual’s mental and emotional wellbeing. In the past, Emma has spoken about how she struggled with the sudden fame and scrutiny she received after ‘Harry Potter,’ and even took a year off from acting to focus on her studies.


In conclusion, Emma Watson’s comments on ‘Little Women’ have shed light on the challenges of being a public figure and the pressure to maintain a certain image in the industry. It is important to remember that actors are human beings too, with their own struggles, doubts, and emotions. As fans, we should support and respect their decisions, and give them the freedom to choose how they want to shape their careers and lives.

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Written by Dustin Gandof

Dustin Gandof is a writer for BeGitty, a website about news and entertainment. He is interested in a lot of things including the production of music. In college, he studied at North Carolina State University.

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