After the great "role of her life" with such unexpected success of the Harry Potter saga and his role as Hermione... Is there anything that could go beyond?
Emma Watson landed her big break playing Hermoine Granger in the Harry Potter franchise from 2000 to 2011, and Emma Watson’s acting career hasn’t slowed down ever since. While most actors struggle to step away from a franchise as big as Harry Potter, Watson has fronted several major roles in movies such as Beauty and the Beast and The Bling Ring.
Yes, Watson made a fortune playing Hermoine, but she’s continued to raise her income with endorsement deals and lucrative deals for movie roles, bringing her net worth to an impressive $80 million.
It should be said that not all of Watson’s movies post-Harry Potter have been a commercial hit. She’s had a few misses here and there, but it’s clear she has a good agent because all of her characters are very different from the character she portrayed playing a witch.
Her biggest role to date is undoubtedly portraying the character of Belle in Disney’s 2017 Beauty and the Beast.
The interesting part about her being cast for the film was that Watson was originally expected to star in the 2015 remake of Cinderella, directed by Kenneth Branagh (who also directed a string of Harry Potter Films) but she declined his offer.
They later came back to offer her the lead role in Beauty and the Beast, and this time Watson couldn’t refuse.
Given her impressive credentials, it’s no surprise that Disney reportedly paid her $3 million upfront while also offering her a percentage of profits from the total gross of the motion picture, which is believed to have brought her earnings to a whopping $15 million.
Beauty and the Beast went on to make $1.2 billion at the box office. There are talks that Disney may want to work on a sequel to the film given the enormous success it had, but nothing has been confirmed just yet.