"My contract's up this year, so it doesn't look like I'm coming back," Watson confides to TV Guide Online. "I just need a break from Camdenland."
A WB spokesperson confirms Watson's impending exit, but holds out hope that he'll stick around on a recurring basis. For his part, Watson admits he'd prefer to make a clean break from the series. "I know they'd like me to come back, but I don't know," he hedges. "We'll see what happens down the road."
The 27-year-old's post-Heaven career may ascend to the stratosphere this weekend when theaters unspool his gender-bending farce, Sorority Boys. In the film, Watson, comedian Harland Williams and Smallville's Michael Rosenbaum play fraternity brothers who dress in drag in order to get into a sorority house.Of the three, Watson boasts, "I was the pretty one." So pretty, in fact, that he has his own nude scene! (Audiences can glimpse the actor's bare bottom in a steamy shower sequence.) Embarrassed, he laments, "I don't really have a butt. I've got, like, extended legs. I remember telling [the producers], 'You guys are going to need to get a butt double. People are just going to see the back of me with a crack.'"