Emma Watson may be one of the most popular young actors; she may be globally renowned at barely twenty but there was a time when she contemplated quitting Harry Potter (HP). That was when she was 16 and had her initial contract got renewed. After the shooting of the 5th installment, HP and the Order of the Phoenix, she had the option of pulling out of the franchisee and indeed, she was quite tempted to do the same.
The reason for that was the ugly, negative side that the films had ushered her in. Despite growing up, she had to behave like a school girl and was always told about what to do and what not to do. She laments that she would always get told what time she would get picked up or what time she could have her meal.
Emma regrets that she often felt miserable and powerless because her life was not in her control. She also recalls how she and her co-stars went completely cold and wet for months while shooting the runaway scenes in Deathly Hallows.
She calls this phase as the most intense and grueling period of film-making. However, now curtains have fallen on the series and she feels liberated and happy.