Emma Watson was told to quit acting by uni tutor

Actress went through period of uncertainty after Harry Potter movies.

Emma Watson has revealed how she was advised to quit acting by one of her university professors following the 'Harry Potter' movies.

Watson, who went to Worcester College, Oxford, said that the remark came at a time when she was considering whether she would carry on herself.

“For a while I kind of bought into the hype of, 'Will they ever be able to play anything else?',” she told Entertainment Weekly.


“It gave me a sense of paralysis and stage fright for a while. And then a professor told me that they didn't think I should act, either. So I was really grappling with it and wasn't feeling good about it.

“And then, I don't know... it got so bad and people had put me in a box so much that it started p**sing me off. I suddenly wanted to prove them wrong. It gave me fuel, in a way. I'm not sure why that shift happened.”

Appearing in the film 'The Perks of Being a Wallflower' then changed her perspective on acting.

“Falling in love with that and then having such a great experience on that movie kind of sealed the deal for me,” she said. “I stopped intellectualising it, and it became much more instinctual.


“I just got the bug and got very driven all of a sudden, which I really wasn't before. But I'm so happy. It's all felt very new to me, really.”

As well as studying at Oxford as a visiting student, Watson also studied at Brown University in the US.