People online are celebrating Emma Watson's best acting roles after her agent says her career is 'dormant'

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Emma Watson is known for her role in the "Harry Potter" franchise." Warner Bros.; Evan Agostini/Invision/AP
  • Emma Watson's agent told Daily Mail her career is "dormant" and she's "not taking on new commitments."

  • The comments led fans to speculate that Watson is retiring from acting.

  • Entertainment Weekly has since reported that's not the case, however.

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Emma Watson's fans are praising her acting performances after her agent said that her career is "dormant."

Chatter about her speculated retirement began after Daily Mail published an article in which her agent said that her career is on pause and that Watson "is not taking on new commitments."

An unnamed source also told the publication that Watson "has gone underground" and has been "laying low" with reported partner Leo Robinton.

However, the notion that Watson is retiring from acting has since been disproven. "Emma's social media accounts are dormant but her career isn't," Watson's manager Jason Weinberg told Entertainment Weekly in a statement on Thursday.

A representative for Watson didn't immediately respond to Insider's request for comment.

But after the Daily Mail's report was published, the 30-year-old actress, known for playing Hermione Granger in the "Harry Potter" film franchise based on J.K. Rowling's novels, started trending on Twitter as people shared photos and videos of her best on-screen moments.

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Watson rose to fame as a child actor portraying the brightest witch of her age in the 2001 movie "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone." The movie marked her acting debut and she continued playing the character in sequels released through 2011.

After playing Hermione in a total of eight "HP" movies, she pivoted to other roles in Hollywood.

This included playing a teen named Sam in the 2012 adaptation of "The Perks of Being a Wallflower," starring in a film called "The Bling Ring" (based on a real-life group of high schoolers who robbed celebrities), and portraying Belle in Disney's 2017 live-action remake of "Beauty and the Beast."

Her most recent role was playing Meg March, one of four sisters, in Greta Gerwig's star-studded 2019 adaptation of "Little Women."

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Emma Watson in "Beauty and the Beast." Disney

Outside of acting, Watson has been outspoken about her desire to decrease disparities based on gender.

She's a UN Women Goodwill Ambassador who has given speeches at the United Nations, traveled to countries to raise awareness about global issues, and launched the HeForShe campaign in 2014 response to gender inequalities. The actress has also voiced her support for Time's Up and the #MeToo movement.

Additionally, she founded a bi-monthly book club called Our Shared Shelf, centered on impactful novels.

Watson also created an Instagram account focused on spreading information about sustainable and environmentally friendly clothing worn by her during press appearances.

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