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Emma Watson To Take Acting Break To Focus On Feminism

02/23/2016 10:13 EST

You won't be seeing Emma Watson on the big screen for a little while.

The Harry Potter star told Paper magazine she is taking a year off of acting to focus on her personal development and to focus on her feminist studies by reading a new book each week, in addition to the books she reads monthly as part of her book club.

"I almost thought about going and doing a year of gender studies, then I realized that I was learning so much by being on the ground and just speaking with people and doing my reading. That I was learning so much on my own," she told feminist icon bell hooks.

Watson became a UN Women Goodwill Ambassador and launched the UN's HeForShe campaign in July 2014.

Throughout Watson's lengthy sit-down with hook, the two, who identify each other as their "girl crush," discuss everything from the strength and downfall of Watson's famous female heroine Hermione to Watson's personal growth and work for the UN.

But it's not going to all be downtime for the Brown University graduate. She's also busy preparing for the HeForShe arts week, a university tour, launching the HeForShe website and completing a yoga level 3 teaching certificate.

"It's a really cool period of time for me. My work that I do for the UN is all very clearly outlined, but my personal views and opinions are still being defined, really. So it'll be an interesting time," Watson noted about her Hollywood sabbatical.

While Watson won't be making any new films for a while, fans can still watch her on the big screen later this year when "The Circle" is released, and then again in 2017, when the real-life adaptation of "Beauty and The Beast" is scheduled to enter theatres.

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