Emma Watson admits she almost left the Harry Potter series for a sad reason

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  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows may have been out over a decade ago, but that doesn’t mean we’ve left the wizarding world.

    In fact, we millennials are probably still as addicted as we were when the show was still running.

    Too many of us own wands, chocolate frogs, and clothes emblazoned with the Hogwarts house crest (we’re ALL Gryffindor, okay?) and we can all admit to debating HP theories late into the night.

    Earlier this year we were blessed with the long-awaited Harry Potter reunion, seeing former cast members reunite in a TV special to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.

    It was during this reunion that Emma Watson made a surprise revelation that she nearly left the franchise, with her comments resurfacing this week.

    “You plan to retire. I never really talked to you about that,” Rupert Grint told Emma during their sweet TV chat on the special. “I think I was scared,” Emma replied. “I don’t know if you’ve ever felt like you’ve reached a tipping point where you’re like, ‘This is kind of forever now. “”

    “We never really talked about it,” added Daniel Radcliffe. “I guess we were going through it at our own pace. We were a bit in the moment back then. It just didn’t occur to us that we probably all had similar feelings.

    “Sometimes I was alone,” Emma admitted, explaining how “the fame thing finally hit hard.”

    She continued, “No one had to convince me to go through with it. The fans really wanted me to succeed and they all really support each other.

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    Tom Felton also weighed in on Emma’s struggle, recalling, “People definitely forget what she undertook and how gracefully she did it.”

    He went on to explain that he had his “buddies” and that Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint had met, but Emma Watson, as the only girl, had a very different experience.

    “[She] was not only younger, but she was on her own,” he explained.

    Fortunately, Emma of course reprized her role and was the Hermione of our dreams.

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