|Emma Watson is rich |
Emma Watson will be playing Hermione Granger for all seven Harry Potter films, despite earlier rumors that she might quit the franchise.
The 16-year-old actress, reportedly told movie bosses she no longer
wanted to play Hermione over fears of being typecast, now the beauty been persuaded to
commit to the remaining installments of the boy wizard series.
Emma said: "I could never let Hermione Granger go. I love her too much and
love what playing her has meant to me. I'm excited and honored to be
finishing what I started and playing her in all seven films."
Emma has signed a deal which will earn her a reported £2 million per movie.
Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint - who play Harry Potter and Ron Weasley
respectively - have already agreed to reprise their roles for 'Harry Potter
and the Half-Blood Prince' and 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows'.
Warner Bros. executives confirmed that the actress will not stop acting in the film franchise. "We are thrilled and proud that Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert and Emma have chosen to complete the arc of their characters in the final two films," Warner production president Jeff Robinov said.
Earlier this month, Rupert revealed Emma was keen to take on new challenges.
He said: "Emma doesn't want to do it any more. She's tired of being known as
'that girl from Harry Potter.' "
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, the fifth film in the franchise, will be released this summer.