Arrival, a horror-thriller starring Emma Watson, is set to win best picture at the Oscars on Sunday, but the film’s biggest star is already aching to leave the festival circuit to return to the big screen.
“We’re getting a little bit of news from our lawyer, which is that it’s going to be a little different, so we’re getting some new information on it,” Watson told The Hollywood Reporter, speaking about the potential return.
The film, which earned $2.3 billion worldwide, will be released in two parts — the first on Jan. 12, 2018, and the second on Dec. 31, 2019 — with Watson and co-star Emma Watson-Pitt set to reunite for a third time as Emma and Kate.
Arrival, a film that Watson starred in for seven years before landing the lead role in Wonder Woman in 2018, is still a critical and commercial flop.
While many critics have hailed the film for its visceral tone, Watson said she has “no complaints” about Arrival.
“[Arrival] was really great and I think it was great to be part of, but it’s not the movie I wanted to be in,” Watson said.
“It’s a very different movie.
It’s a lot of fun and it’s a much darker movie, but I’m not really complaining.”
The Oscar winner and her fellow Oscar nominees won’t return to Hollywood for a second year after winning the best picture award last year.
Watson is set for a breakout year as she makes her third starring appearance as an actress, having made her debut in 2017 as a child actress in the indie hit The Jungle Book.
The film has been an awards contender for more than a decade.
Though Watson will return to her role as Kate, it’s unclear whether she will be able to keep her momentum going in the supporting roles she has earned since her Oscar victory.
After Watson was awarded the Best Actress Oscar in 2017 for her role in the biopic Black Swan, she was awarded an Oscar nomination for her work in the 2016 sci-fi film, Interstellar.
Although Watson was nominated for a Golden Globe nomination for The Jungle Adventure, she won’t receive one.
A spokeswoman for the Academy said that the film would not be available for viewing online at the time of publication.