By Ryan Parsons | Image property of respective holders.
I don't normally like to quote tabloid news, but it seems a bit ironic that we'd first deliver good news on Emma Watson's odds of reappearing in the final two Harry Potter installments and now we are being told that she has refused to sign her Potter contract.
Holy Kedavra! Watson (Might) Be Off Harry Potter!
Just when Grint's Weasley was looking to get some with Emma Watson's Hermione, the actress may have bowed out of doing the final two films.
According to a report at NewsoftheWorld, Hermione has 'refused' to sign a new contract with Warner Bros.
The pretty 16-year-old, who plays key character Hermione Granger, wants a spell doing other roles.
She has REFUSED to sign a new contract, plunging the final two movies of the JK Rowling novels into crisis.
The feisty young actress has told producers that even doubling her pay packet to £2 million a movie won't do the trick.
So she did get a pay raise after all, I knew it! If this report is true (no confirmation from Warner Bros), her reasoning for not signing back on has something to do with, what's the best way to some this up, name-calling. In short, it looks like Watson does not want to get typecast as "that Potter girl."
If Warner Bros does give up on the actress let me be one of the first million to point out my disappointment. Though replacing Hermione would be a ton easier than replacing Harry, a new face in the role would definitely be distracting. Let's hope that Warner Bros. does another pay boost to er, motivate her. If that doesn't do it, maybe the angry response from fans will.
I have dispatched letters to Warner Bros., stay tuned for a confirmation!
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix opens to theatres on July 13th.