26/02/2021 11:40 GMT | Updated 26/02/2021 16:19 GMT

Emma Watson Rep Clarifies Claims She Has 'Given Up' Acting

The former Harry Potter star was last seen on the big screen in 2019's Little Women.

Emma Watson’s rep has spoken out to clarify reports her acting career is on hold. 

Earlier this week, The Mail On Sunday ran a column quoting Emma’s agent, who said that she had gone “dormant” and “not taking on new commitments”, with the columnist then stating their wording appeared “to be movie-speak for she’s ‘given up acting’”. 

The publication went on to quote an unnamed source who claimed that the former Harry Potter star had “decided to step back from the limelight to spend time with rumoured fiancé Leo Robinton”. 

Emma Watson

However, representatives for the actor have now insisted that Emma has not given up acting. 

Jason Weinberg, Emma’s manager at Untitled Entertainment, told Entertainment Weekly in a statement: “Emma’s social media accounts are dormant but her career isn’t.”

Mail On Sunday columnist Charlotte Griffiths told HuffPost UK she stood by her original story. 

Emma has not shared any updates on her profile with her 59 million Instagram followers since June last year, while her Twitter account, where she has 29 million followers, has been inactive since last August. 

Prior to the pandemic, the star was last seen on the big screen in 2019, when she appeared as Meg in the box office smash Little Women. 

Emma rose to fame at the age of 11 when she made her debut as Hermione Grainger in the first Harry Potter film in 2001. 

During her career, she has also had roles in The Bling Ring and The Perks Of Being A Wallflower and starred as Belle in Disney’s live action remake of Beauty And The Beast.