Emma Watson Reveals Why She Almost Quit ‘Harry Potter’

And she wasn’t the only one.

Almost 20 years after the release of the first Harry Potter film, the cast is returning for a reunion special and they’re spilling the tea on some of the most spiciest moments from the franchise along with a few surprises. 

Emma Watson, who portrayed Hermione Granger, almost quit from the franchise after Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

According to the snippet, Watson almost walked away after filming the fourth installment Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire in 2005.

“You were considering pulling out ( of Harry Potter), I never really asked you about that”, Emma Watson’s co-star and on-screen love interest Rupert Grint asked her. “I think I was scared”, Watson explained, “I don’t know if you ever felt like it got to a tipping point where you were like, ‘this is kind of forever now.'”

And that’s when Rupert Grint also admitted that he too had thoughts about leaving his role.

“I had moments like that kind of all the way through,” he told Watson. “I also had similar feelings to Emma kind of contemplating what life would be like if I called it a day, but we never really spoke about it. I guess we were just kind of going through it at our own pace. We were kind of in the moment at the time. It just didn’t really occur to us that we were all having similar feelings.”

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Speaking on Watson’s feelings of loneliness, Tom Felton, who played Draco Malfoy, said he felt like “people definitely forget what she took on and how gracefully she did it”. He also noted that while he, Radcliffe, and Grint had each other to lean on during their rise to fame, Watson was “not only younger but she was by herself”.

Emma Watson also shared that she felt lonely in her career at the time, adding “the fame thing had finally hit home in a big way.”

Finally the wait is over! Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts will drop January 1.

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