A wave of voluntary recalls shakes Hollywood
But beyond family excuses, retirement in Hollywood includes actors and actresses who are not parents, such as Emma Watson, who has not filmed for years and only returned for the special for the 20 years of “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone,” where she played Hermione Granger.
Watson thus followed the path of other teenage stars such as Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, the Disney twins who made a joint decision to leave Hollywood to enter the world of fashion (her sister Elizabeth Olsen is one of the stars of the Marvel Universe).
Asked about the hegira, actor and director Kevin Costner said: “Some choose this profession because they want to be popular, and abandon it when they are no longer popular.
But others chose to be relevant. I think that’s what we have to do. We can’t just dismiss our work because it’s less popular.”