Several events occur each time a Harry Potter movie is released, but it looks like it's time to wave goodbye to our favourite – creepy tabloid newspapers counting down the days until the Hermione Granger actress is old enough to have sex with you.
That's because Emma Watson – the girl who plays Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter movies – has decided that she's fed up with being known as That Girl From Harry Potter and is apparently refusing to sign a contract to star in the final two Harry Potter movies. And quite right too – let's give full credit to Emma Watson for not wanting to be known as That Girl From Harry Potter when she could go all-out and be known forever as That Idiot Who Turned Down £4 Million To Be In Two Harry Potter Films Even Though People Will Still Call Her That Girl From Harry Potter Until The Day She Dies Regardless instead.
The success of the Harry Potter books and movies has affected everyone involved in different ways. For example, Harry Potter creator JK Rowling now makes the news every time she grumps about skinny people, while Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe is so stinking rich that he can take his penis out and mutilate horses without anyone even raising an eyelid. Meanwhile Rupert Grint continues to maintain his lockdown on all roles for dopey-looking ginger teenagers. But things haven't been so great for Emma Watson, who plays Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter novels.
Instead of following the Harry Potter trend and regularly getting her penis out for delighted theatre-goers, Emma Watson always looked like she enjoyed making the Harry Potter films the least. The most Emma Watson had gained from Harry Potter was the knowledge that no boys like her – apart from a boy at her school who has allegedly been stalking her. And now it seems like Emma Watson has had enough – the News Of The World reports that, while Daniel Radcliffe has signed up for the remaining movies, Emma Watson won't be making any more Harry Potter films:
TEEN film star Emma Watson is about to do a vanishing act from Hogwarts — because the Harry Potter films have lost their magic. 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… Daniel Radcliffe is already signed up to star as the quidditch-playing wizard and Rupert Grint will again play Harry's best pal Ron Weasley. He told us: "Emma doesn't want to do it any more. She's tired of being known as ‘that girl from Harry Potter'."
Emma Watson's decision to stop being Hermione Granger is bound to cause some upsets, not least with the Harry Potter fans who'll be angered by Emma quitting. In the short term Harry Potter 6 is due out in 2008, which leaves no option for the Harry Potter producers but to go and find a replacement Hermione for the movie, even though a brand new face will undoubtedly weaken the series.
But the loss of Emma Watson is not irreparable. The final Harry Potter book – Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows – isn't out for a few more months yet, so JK Rowling will need to get her skates on and minimise the damage to the movie franchise by writing the words "Harry Potter was sad that Hermione mysteriously and suddenly died for no reason, but vowed to continue referring to her invisible ghost as if she was still alive anyway" above the first chapter of the new book. In biro. 12 million times.