Around the actress Emma Watson it had recently become noticeably quiet. Her last Instagram post dates back to June 2020, with only a short note in the bio: “Emma’s official Instagram page is currently inactive and will not be updated.” There was also radio silence on Twitter for almost nine months – until the 31-year-old “Harry Potter” star returned earlier this week.
“Dear fans,” Watson wrote on the short message platform, “rumors about whether or not I’m engaged or not, or whether or not my career is dormant, are ways to generate clicks every time they turn out to be true or untrue.” If she has news, she promises, she will share it with her fans.
In the meantime, no news from her means that she is spending the pandemic the way most people do – for example, by failing to make sourdough bread. And otherwise, “I’m worried about my loved ones and doing my best not to spread the virus that still affects so many people.” She sends a thank you to everyone “who has worked so hard to keep us safe and healthy.”
With this, the British actress not only gives her fans a first-hand update, she also takes over a bit more control over the news flow that affects her. Because of the long Twitter break, numerous rumors had previously circulated, including about a career end. Recently, the 31-year-old is also said to be engaged to her boyfriend, the American businessman Leo Robinton. Corresponding rumors had circulated the Daily Mail.
Watson’s manager had already told Entertainment Weekly in February that there were no plans for an end to Watson’s career: “Emma’s social media accounts are dormant, but her career is not.” Her last film so far was the historical drama “Little Women” from 2019. In June 2020, Watson, who had already become known worldwide as an eleven-year-old with the role of Hermione Granger in the “Harry Potter” films, was appointed to the board of directors of the French fashion group Kering.
On Twitter, fans celebrated the return of their favorite with tens of thousands of likes – and with humor: “We just want another ‘Harry Potter’ movie,” one user wrote.