Emma Watson from witch to wallflower to rebel

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Timeline of Emma Watson's evolution and growth under the Hollywood spotlight over the past decade. Priscilla Valdez '15

Timeline of Emma Watson's evolution and growth under the Hollywood spotlight over the past decade.  Priscilla Valdez '15
Timeline of Emma Watson’s evolution and growth under the Hollywood spotlight over the past decade.
Priscilla Valdez ’15

After over a decade of casting spells on the set of Harry Potter, actress Emma Watson has branched out and moved on. Switching from her role as a witch, Watson is taking on increasingly diverse roles on the sets of different acting projects.
Over the past 12 years, audiences across the world have watched British child star Emma Watson grow up before their eyes. Without Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint as her sidekicks on set, Watson has reinvented herself as an actress, straying away from her well-known role as bookworm and witch Hermione Granger.
According to The Telegraph, Watson said, “I was working on Harry Potter while I was growing up, and the attention it brought me made me feel quite isolated. It’s only recently that I’ve felt much better in my own skin and known my own worth a lot more than I used to.”
Taking a break from lights and cameras, Watson studied at Brown University in Rhode Island in order to find her post-Potter identity before returning to the Hollywood scene. Hoping to break away from her Hermione Granger persona, Watson is continuing to express her love of acting through a range of new characters.
“I feel like her roles really reflect how much she’s matured and come out of her shell as an actress,” said Convent of the Sacred Heart senior Katie Martinez.
With only two years since the release of the final chapter of Harry Potter, Watson has already taken on multiple projects. Featured as major characters in Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012) and The Bling Ring (2013), and smaller roles in movies like My Week with Marilyn (2011) and This is the End (2013), Watson has gotten the chance to dip her feet into some new fields of acting.
“You can tell she is becoming more confident in expressing herself. I really like how she’s branching out into genres that fit her better as an actress,” junior Gissele Alzate said.
– Priscilla Valdez, Staff Writer