DO you know who Emma Watson (愛瑪．華生) is? She is the actress who portrayed Hermione Granger (妙麗) in the Harry Potter (哈利波特) film series. Since appearing in the first film Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (《哈利波特 — 神秘的魔法石》), Watson has acted in over 20 movies. But she has revealed that she will be taking a year off from acting.
Why will she take such a break? She explained that it is for her “own personal development”. What does that mean, and what will she do? One thing is that she is going to read a lot. She set up a target of finishing a book every week. That is more than fifty books in a year. Atop that, she will read an extra book every month because she has a book club. She will also concentrate on her yoga and meditation practice. All this, she said, is to help define her personal views and opinions.
(This article is published on Goodies on 2 March 2016)