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Emma Watson is taking a break from acting. Here are her reasons

Harry Potter star Emma Watson is taking a year-long sabbatical. Watson, 25, said she will be focusing instead on her work with the United Nations’ HeForShe gender-equality project as well as her own personal betterment.

hollywood Updated: Feb 20, 2016 16:27 IST
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British actress Emma Watson poses for photographers on the red carpet. She has announced a year-long sabbatical from acting.(AFP)

Actress Emma Watson is taking a year’s hiatus from acting. The UN goodwill ambassador, known for her HeForShe initiative, says she wants to read books and study about feminism, a topic that she has been vocal about, reports

“I’m taking a year away from acting to focus on two things, really. My own personal development is one,” Watson was quoted as saying by Paper magazine.

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“My own personal task is to read one book a week, and also to read a book a month as part of my book club. I’m doing a huge amount of reading and study just on my own,” she added.

The 25-year-old said she wants to “listen to as many different women in the world as I can. That’s something that I’ve been doing on my own, through the UN, the HeForShe campaign, and my work generally,” she said.

First Published: Feb 20, 2016 16:26 IST