A snippet from the upcoming Harry Potter reunion, Harry Potter's 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts, revealed that Emma Watson was almost ready to leave the hit franchise at a centre stage. The actress played the role of Hermione Granger in the series. Emma Watson was just 11 years old when the first Harry Potter movie, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, was released. During the decade, she played Hermione in the eight-part series, which has become synonymous with fictional characters. As reported via media, in the reunion episode Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix director David Yates also revealed several secrets that in the midst of filming, he was warned through the studio that Emma Watson' wasn't sure she was going to come back.
Emma Watson revealed that she was 'scared' and alone at that time of her life. She has said, "I think I was scared. I don't know if you ever felt like it got to a tipping point where you were like, 'This is forever." She said that "It was around the time of Order of the Phoenix when things started getting spicy for all of us." The actress explained that the fans wanted the actors to be successful but they saw that fame 'has come home.' She has said that, in reality, I wanted to be successful, and they all really have each other's backs. How great are they?"
According to media reports, Tom Felton, who played the role of Draco Malfoy, has said that Emma Watson was 'by herself.' He has said, ''People definitely forget what they took and how beautifully they did it. Dan (Daniel Radcliffe) and Rupert (Grint) were each other, I had my partner, while Emma Watson was not only younger, she was herself.''
Turns out, not only was Emma Watson contemplating her future in the franchise, but her co-star Rupert Grint was also experiencing similar feelings. He has said that "I also had similar feelings for Emma Watson, thinking how life is going to be if I call it one day. We never really talked about it. I think we were just going at our own speed, we were like at that time. It didn't really occur to us that we all probably had similar feelings."