She has amassed a £10 million (Dh57.43 million) fortune since being plucked from obscurity to play Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter films. But now actress Emma Watson has reached a career crossroads.
The 22-year-old has postponed her return to Brown University in the US, where she is taking a literature course, until next year so that she can pursue a number of new film projects.
It is the latest twist in a long-running saga that began when, amid rumours that she was being bullied, Watson announced in March 2011 that she was deferring her course after spending 18 months at the university in Rhode Island.
She has spent the past year happily studying at Oxford. Now it has been revealed that although she is hoping to return to Brown in January, it will be four months later than originally planned.
There is even speculation that she might not return at all.
Watson is taking another term off from Brown, says a source. “She’s been inundated with film offers and has a number of movies coming up that she’s promoting. She feels that she has to choose a new path.”