Emma Watson, better known as Hermione Granger in the “Harry Potter” films, has decided not to sign up for the final two movies reports Digital Spy.
The News of the World says that Watson has told producers that she wants to try other roles and turned down a new £2 million-per-movie offer.
A British tabloid report that can be dismissed right? Well not so easily. The paper claims that it has received confirmation from Warner Brothers that Emma has not signed up for the final films.
On top of that they have a quote from actor Rupert Grint about the trio’s dynamic – “She’s tired of being known as ‘that girl from Harry Potter’. Daniel and I are distant from her now. We don’t text or talk to her when we are not filming”.
Update: An article on CBBC Newsround reports that according to a spokesperson for Warner Bros., the studio is “extremely confident that Emma will be back for films six and seven”.
So what to make of all the confusion? What’s happening is that Watson hasn’t signed her new contract yet, a move apparently Radcliffe and Grint have already done, which is leading to speculation she may not return or is holding out for a better deal. It’d be a real shock if they continued without her, but until she’s locked in the possibility remains open.