Emma Watson Takes An Acting Break

“Harry Potter” franchise actress Emma Watson is said to be taking a good year off from acting. In an interview with feminist bell hooks (via News.com.au), the young British star says:

“I’m taking a year away from acting to focus on two things. My own personal development is one. 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. One thing I am going to do that I’ve been working on for a while is completing my yoga Level 3 meditation for teaching.”

Watson recently finished filming “The Circle” with Tom Hanks which opens late this year, and Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” which opens early 2017. Her most recent film “Regression” opened in limited release a few weeks ago, but flopped. She also has “Colonia” which scores a limited release in April.