If Daniel Radcliffe’s success in London’s West End revival of Equus is a sign of his future beyond the J.K. Rowling adaptations, then Emma Watson has a reason to be pissed. But rather than get nude for Broadway, she’s now considering sitting out on the last two Potter films.
Watson, who plays Hermione Granger (one of Harry’s best friends) in the series, wants to stop being known as “the girl from Harry Potter”. Even though Warner Bros offered her a cool $2 million to do the role, she has yet to sign on the dotted line for the final two films. In the case of the lead actor himself, Radcliffe already got that done ahead of time.
Of course the studio has the PR people at work claiming with confidence that she will return to the role for the last two films. If I were her agent and I wanted to keep the checks going into my account, I would push as hard as possible to get her to sign. Not many 16-year-old girls get $2 million for anything.
Perhaps she could go the Katie Holmes route – you get a rich boyfriend, and then you don’t have to do any work at all. Hopefully if she does that she will scan the brain of said suitor for Scientology residue from the mothership.
Speaking of Holmes, word has it that she has left the revived Batman franchise (with Christian Bale taking over the role since Batman Begins) in favor of other projects. The role of the potential hottie will be filled by a Gyllenhaal, Jake's sister Maggie (pictured at left).
Also in TomKat news, Cruise has taken his love of Katie to a frightening new level. After being pissed about a sex scene in Thank You For Smoking, The Dawson’s Creek actress will now only do movies that have none in it – including no kissing.
This trend will start as Katie Holmes films Mad Money, a comedy about three women who steal money from the Federal Reserve. Diane Keaton and Queen Latifah will also co-star with Holmes in the film.