Harry Potter Casting Woes

The picture below is a cast photo from the upcoming Harry Potter movie.

And when I read the following article I nearly had a heart attack.

Exclusive: Harry Potter and the Wavering Costar from Newsweek– Sean Smith [SOURCE]

Oct. 2, 2006 issue – Harry Potter might lose one of its stars. The fifth film in the series, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, is currently filming at Leavesden Studios north of London. Negotiations to lock in Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter), Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) and Emma Watson (Hermione Granger) for the final two films are in the preliminary stages, and while the boys are likely to commit, Watson, 16, is unsure.

“I don’t know yet,” she told Newsweek near the set of 12 Grimmauld Place, secret headquarters of the Order of the Phoenix. “Every film is such a huge production, and it’s a long time.”

Saying yes would mean she’d be playing the studious Hermione until she’s 20. Watson scored near-perfect grades on her national exams. College must be on her mind, not to mention a career, and she’s not sure acting is in the cards.

The article continues with a preview of Harry Potter and the Order of PhoenixYou can check that out here.

Let me just say this: if leaving the Harry Potter series is what Emma Watson wants to do, then I’m fine with that. It’s a big career and life decision for her to have to make. At least she would be making the decision that felt right to her and that’s absolutely the right choice for her to make. The franchise would be affected but it would go on. Because it’s Hollywood. That’s how it works.

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