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Emma Watson Almost Quit the ‘Harry Potter’ Films After the Fame Became Too Much

By Mike Redmond | Pajiba Love | December 29, 2021 |

By Mike Redmond | Pajiba Love | December 29, 2021 |


After the Harry Potter films starting becoming a global phenomenon, Emma Watson almost quit the series when the fame started hitting “close to home.” Obviously, she stuck around, but it probably would’ve been nice to know back then how much J.K. Rowling sucks. Woulda made that decision real easy. (IndieWire)

Sarah Michelle Gellar and Selma Blair out with their dogs. (Lainey Gossip)

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver only just now settled their divorce, which — *rubs eyes* — started 10 years ago? Eat my balls, time! (Dlisted)

Lily Collins didn’t expect the whole Emily in Paris backlash. (Celebitchy)

How Arcane delivered one of 2021’s coolest animated sequences. (Vulture)

Meghan McCain got in a Twitter fight with Chris Cillizza, so talk about a situation where everyone’s the asshole. Including me for even sharing this information. Guilty. (Mediaite)

Hands down, the best piece of satire I’ve read all year. (Roy Edroso Breaks It Down)

Kudos to ingres77 for reading and reviewing the entire Wheel of Time series created by Robert Jordan and finished by Brandon Sanderson this year. "Now that I’m done with the whole thing, I don’t really know that I can say it was ‘worth it.’" He thought the final book, A Memory of Light, was well written, but mostly he feels ambivalent about the whole endeavor. Cannonball Read 14 is his opportunity to read only books he wants to read. Registration is open now. What do you want to read in 2022? (Cannonball Read 13)

Programming Note: This will be the last Pajiba Love of 2021, and Jesus Christ, what a year, right? It started with an insurrection, and now, it’s ending with with a strain of COVID that you can catch just by thinking its name. What a time to be alive.

Anyway, Happy New Year! See you on Sunday.

Mike is a Staff Contributor living in Pennsyltucky. You can follow him on Twitter.

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