Emma Watson has been answer fan submitted questions for a couple of weeks now. These can be seen on Emma’s Official Website or Facebook Page. Question #5 is relevant to post here because there has been so much recent discussion in the comment section about why Emma has been accepting smaller roles. Perhaps the answer will help with a lot of the debate.
Q: Lucy in My Week with Marilyn was a small role – why haven’t you been taking lead roles recently?
A: The reason I hadn’t at that point taken on a full length part and had been doing some modelling work was because I did not have the time to dedicate to a lead role in a full length film as I have been studying for my degree. These smaller roles have also given me the time to learn a few different methods of film making. Smaller, more independent films sometimes allow more room for me to learn and grow.