Watson almost dropped out of ‘Harry Potter’ series

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

LOS ANGELES - British actress Emma Watson says she is grateful to “Harry Potter” bosses for re-scheduling her shooting for her university entry exams.

Watson sparked speculation she might quit the hugely successful series in 2006 when she was studying for her school qualifications as she wouldn’t get time to prepare for her university entry exams, reports imdb.com.

“I would have been public enemy number one, I think, if I hadn’t continued (with filming). I did think about that,” she said.

“I always try and make decisions in my life based on what’s right for me and I just try and be true to myself. It was mainly to do with scheduling and I had a real fight on my hands to ensure that I was able to go to university and I was able to sit my (exams) A-levels, because the schedule they handed to me didn’t really allow for any of that and I just wasn’t prepared to let it go.

“(But) they (Warner Bros.) essentially moved the Harry Potter film schedule around my exam dates, which was amazing. It all worked out. I feel very lucky. Warner Bros. has been very supportive of me keeping this education thing going. I’m very grateful,” she added.

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