Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone debuted in theatres two decades ago. The cast of the beloved franchise is reflecting on their time in the wizarding world of Harry Potter in the all-new HBO Max special Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts. At the reunion, Emma Watson revealed that she had really pondered quitting the franchise.

Emma Watson disclosed her decision to walk away from the role of Hermione Granger at one point. During the reunion, David Yates, the director of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, discussed Watson’s desire to leave. Watson recognized the situation, stating that she was lonely at the time.

“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 kind of forever now.’ It was around the time of Order of the Phoenix when things started getting spicy for all of us.”

The fame thing had finally sunk in, and it had done so in a huge manner. She went on to say that the supporters sincerely wanted her to succeed as well. As it turns out, Watson wasn’t the only member of the cast that felt the same way. Rupert Grint, who played Ron Weasley, admitted that he had similar thoughts, but that they had never discussed it before.

Now streaming on HBO Max, Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts features Watson and Grint along with Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe. It also features Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane, Ralph Fiennes, Jason Isaacs, Gary Oldman, Tom Felton, James Phelps, Oliver Phelps, Mark Williams, Bonnie Wright, Alfred Enoch, Matthew Lewis, and Evanna Lynch, among others, including Chris Columbus, who directed the first two movies in the series.

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