Oh, hey you guys. You mightn’t see me around here much for the next 12 months, because I’ve decided to take a year off* to improve my sukhasana yoga pose** and consider whether or not to go blonder. I also might get a puppy.
You won’t see Watson lighting up red carpets or posing in classic Burberry trenchcoats for the next year because she’s opting out of the film industry to do some good hard thinking.
“I’m reading so much and exposing myself to so many new ideas. It almost feels like the chemistry and the structure of my brain is changing so rapidly sometimes. It feels as if sometimes I’m struggling to keep up with myself. It’s a really cool period of time for me,” said Watson to hooks.
“I’m taking a year away from acting to focus on two things, really. My own personal development is one. I know that you read a book a day. My own personal task is to read a book a week, and also to read a book a month as part of my book club.”
Actually though, Watson’s not just reading about any old subject, such as entomology (the study of insects, fyi), or the human nervous system. She’s focussing her study on feminism in order to better fulfil her role as UN Women Goodwill Ambassador.