In two new interviews with Harry Potter actress Emma Watson (Hermione Granger), Emma discusses the recent rumors that she was pulling out of the movies, her character’s relationship with Ron and what she wants to do with her life.
Emma on the news that should not be returning to finish the series:
They just decided, on absolutely nothing to go on, that they were just going to make up one way or another what I was doing. I guess they got the idea that I wasn't going to complete the series because I actually took some time to think about it. The press are a bit funny like that.
On the characters growing up in Phoenix:
It's about realizing that what you are told is not always the best, and that thinking for yourself is sometimes more important. And it's important to trust yourself and make decisions for yourself.
Emma on her character’s relationship with Ron and life after Potter from an Italian magazine:
Will you leave Oxford, where you live with your mother, for London? In England it is usual to go to live alone very early?
Emma: I'm just seventeen. I would like to live in France for a while, to improve my French, and spend at least a couple of years traveling around the world. Then, when I'm about nineteen, I'll have to think seriously about my future; the University - I would like to study Philosophy or literature - and a home.
Emma: Because I love France. Paris and Amersterdam are my favourite cities. I also like French cinema, I would love to work there. I actually like almost everything which is not English.
Do you get many job offers?:
Emma: Only things I don't want to do. Most of them are roles for they typical American high school student, which is, to be honest, my worse nightmare. I know I've been luck so far, but I just need another bit of luck in order not to make mistakes in this particular moment of my life. Auditions are really hard, and being rejected is always a bad experience. But I'll keep trying.