Emma Watson: Rumors of my engagement or ‘dormant career’ are just clickbait

Emma Watson Is Quitting Acting After 21 Years! **FILE PHOTOS**

Emma Watson’s most recent acting job was in Greta Gerwig’s Little Women, which came out in late 2019 (and filmed in early 2019, I believe). Since then, Emma hasn’t scheduled any acting jobs and we can go months without hearing from her or about her. She seems focused on her work on women’s issues, feminism and literature, and I said even back in 2019 that her heart didn’t seem like it was in acting anymore. In February, the Daily Mail’s Talk of the Town gossip column reported that Emma had “gone dormant” with her acting career and she had basically retired from acting. Then her agent – who was quoted in the DM column – released a terse statement saying that Emma’s social media is dormant but her career is not. It was a lot! Especially since most people were like “good for her, it’s wise to take some time off and/or switch careers when you find other passions.” In any case, three months after those “retirement” stories, Emma has made a statement on her no-longer-dormant Twitter:

Dear Fans,

Rumours about whether I’m engaged or not, or whether my career is “dormant or not” are ways to create clicks each time they are revealed to be true or untrue.

If I have news – I promise I’ll share it with you.

In the mean time please assume no news from me just means I’m quietly spending the pandemic the way most people are – failing to make sourdough bread (!), caring for my loved ones and doing my best not to spread a virus that is still affecting so many people.

I am sending so much love to you, hoping you’re ok and as well and happy as you can be in these strange times. And again, thank you to everyone working so hard to keep us safe and well.

[From Emma’s Twitter]

Nothing says “I’ve checked out and IDGAF” like denying a story three months after the fact! I mean, I think Emma was aware of the “retirement” story in February and that’s why her agent suddenly denied the story (which he had likely planted in the first place). So why this update? I honestly don’t know. I’m sure there were rumors on social media about an engagement or something, but that happens all the time with everyone. Emma does keep her personal life on lockdown, and I haven’t heard anything recently (then again, I don’t pay attention to Emma’s online fandom). In any case, Emma is fine and she’s still taking the pandemic seriously, as we all should be.

Emma Watson Is Quitting Acting After 21 Years! **FILE PHOTOS**

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  1. ThatgirlThere says:

    She seems boring and pretentious.

    • Nikomikaelx says:

      Just like you!

      • ThatgirlThere says:

        Lolololol Settle down Emma,

      • Renata says:

        Where’s the lie though? Nothing more “boring and pretencious” than clicking on a harmless post to write that crap about a celeb.

    • Carmen says:

      She seems fine to me. What’s your problem?

      • ThatgirlThere says:

        To me she’s a wealthy white faux feminist. I don’t believe she’s the ally that she purports to be and that she has a lot to learn before she [reaches at people.

    • Xoxo says:

      Hahaha- can you imagine Emma being on Celebitchy, being one of the first to comment on a story about her. Too funny.

      I think Emma got wind of a story in the pipeline, maybe someone contacted her people for comment, and she’s hitting it off at the pass. Killing it before they publish and make any money off it. Good for her.

  2. BothSidesNow says:

    I love how Emma called out the lies as click bait, which the Daily Fail is notoriously famous for! I appreciate that she is taking the coronavirus seriously as everyone should. She is being responsible, unlike some others on Salty Island!

  3. Snuffles says:

    It seems like all of the Harry Potter trio are largely off social media and only surface when they have projects to promote. Can’t say that I blame them, their entire childhoods was just pure media saturation.

  4. Enis says:

    She and her partner got papped recently, which makes me think that might be the catalyst for the rumors and the denial.

    • Lightpurple says:

      Yes, there were pap pictures and engagement rumors all over Twitter the last few days

  5. Maria says:

    I like her and I think she’s pretty and nice but I hated her in Beauty and the Beast.
    That’s all I’ve got.

  6. Shadylady says:

    She seems like a nice girl but I hated her casting in beauty and the beast.

    • Xoxo says:

      Considering the targeted audience for Beauty and the Beast, I thought she was fine. One of my nieces loved her in it, the other didn’t.

      • Maria says:

        I would have been fine if it had been a speaking role.
        She just has no singing voice whatsoever.

  7. Amy Bee says:

    It’s just irritating that she has to promise to keep fans and the press updated if she has any news. The talk of town piece which is written by the obnoxious Richard Eden did just as Emma said, put out that story to get clicks. These tabloid reporters have to “create” news so that they could continue to be paid. It’s been reported that Emily Andrews was fired by the Mail on Sunday because she hadn’t written a story in over a month. I have no sympathy for her but the desire for clickbait is real and it only ends up with untrue stories being put out by the press.

    • Becks1 says:

      Huh, I just checked her twitter and it still says she’s the royal editor but its REALLY quiet – some retweets about Prince Philip and thats it. I wonder if she wasn’t willing to toe the anti-Meghan line anymore?

  8. Mia4s says:

    She’s fabulously wealthy and minimally talented. An interesting combo. I doubt directors are beating down her door, and regardless she’s able to just live life in comfort. Good for her, seriously.

    • molly says:

      Isn’t that the acting dream? Cash in on a huge global franchise and spend the rest of your life doing whatever projects sound like fun, supporting causes you’re passionate about, and running errands in the middle of the day with your boyfriend because you’re filthy rich and don’t have to work if you don’t want to.
      Sign me up!

  9. Becks1 says:

    Honestly, she reminds me of me when I used to not be as active on twitter. I would check it about once every three months and then I’d be like oh let me respond to this really old comment/news story! I know this probably isnt the case, but this makes me think she really never goes on social media and popped on randomly recently and then had this reaction of “wait, what? I’m not dormant!”

    • Merricat says:

      Agreed. She’s a pretty smart cookie, bookwise, and I think she devotes a lot of time to other interests and causes.

  10. Shannon says:

    She’ll live and can live off that HP money for years to come, like that kid from Home Alone.

  11. Case says:

    Personally, I just like that she commented that we’re still very much so in the middle of a pandemic. It’s so easy for the narrative to shift into “okay, we’re good now!” and I don’t feel that way at all. It’s comforting to see other people doing the same.

  12. Normades says:

    I thought her statement was warm and comments above too harsh. She did go to college where most actresses with her money never would have bothered and she has been very active with her causes. She’s probably saying something much later because now something really is coming up (a job, an engagement or both).

  13. Krista says:

    I think Emma has demonstrated she is well educated, caring, and well rounded individual. Not sure why she is getting so much flack. She went to college, took her studies serious, enjoys a quiet life, and is passionate and involved in things that matter to her. Honestly I think she is a fabulous role model for younger girls compared to some many other celebrities and actresses.